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Podcast 129: Financial Blogger Conference, Betterment

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Today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast features two interviews. In the first segment, Tom Dziubek talks with Philip Taylor from PT Money: Personal Finance and Consumerism Commentary founder Flexo about this year’s Financial Blogger Conference.

In the second segment, Tom speaks with Jon Stein, founder and CEO of the online investing service Betterment. Jon discusses recent survey results about how young people have been financially planning for the future as well as Betterment’s new financial planning tool.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #129
Financial Blogger Conference; Betterment’s New Financial Goal Tool: S05E25 / 154 & 153


Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:43] Interview with Phillip Taylor and Flexo
[00:59] The 2011 Financial Blogger Conference
[01:54] The choice of Chicago
[02:37] The conference itinerary
[04:00] Funding and sponsors
[06:04] Attendees of the event
[07:00] The Plutus Awards
[09:23] What happens in Chicago stays in Chicago
[11:31] Flexo flies first class
[14:42] Interview with Jon Stein, Betterment
[14:58] Explaining Betterment
[16:04] Expected return on investment
[17:47] Betterment’s survey on people’s financial planning
[20:32] Betterment’s goal-based investment tool
[22:30] Future plans for Betterment
[24:12] End

We always welcome feedback from listeners. If you have any comments for this episode or for any other, or if you have suggestions for future episodes, please leave us comments here or email us at podcast at this domain name.

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Updated April 13, 2016 and originally published October 9, 2011.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar 1 wylerassociate

there appears to be an issue with the file, i’m not able to play the podcast.

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avatar 2 Luke Landes

Should be working now, thanks!

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avatar 3 Donna Freedman

Rumors of my house-sitting have been greatly exaggerated.

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avatar 5 wylerassociate

good podcast especially the segment about betterment.

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avatar 6 Anonymous

Enjoyed being on the podcast, Flexo and Tom. Tom, you should definitely bring those jokes to the conference next year.

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