BE SMART Podcast

Own your life — instead of borrowing it or renting it

Money is hard to make, keep, and control— and almost everyone gets it wrong sometimes. Now, ex-Wall Street trader Jared Dillian and his co-host Cameron, are here to help you navigate your money and take control of your financial future.

Recent Episodes

What’s Your Tax Bracket?

August 29, 2019

“The tax code is never going to get better…” Jared talks about domestic tax policies that raid America’s wallets, why people argue about...

Real Estate Real Talk

August 28, 2019

“As much of a tough guy as I am in the markets, I am a chicken when it comes to real estate…” Jared reveals what scares him about real estate,...

Losing Money and Muscle

August 27, 2019

Jared talks about the problem with pizza and pastries at gyms—and a particular gym he nicknamed the Roach Motel—and why you should probably do...

Insane Investing

August 26, 2019

“You should not care or even think about your money…” Jared shares a strategy toward investing that will relieve stress during volatile...

Trouble with Taxes

August 22, 2019

What’s going to happen to our taxes in 2020? And what lessons will current presidential candidates take from Carter, Wilson, Reagan, and more?...

When You Should Cheap Out

August 21, 2019

Clorox or bleach? $2 juice or $10 juice? Expensive doesn’t always mean better, but sometimes it does… Jared categorizes some of the most common...

Ramen at 25 or Alpo at 75—Your Choice

August 20, 2019

Everyone needs to decide whether they want financial hardship now, or later. Jared discusses which is the better option… why YOLO will lead you to...

A 10-Year Bull Market and You’re Still Stressed?

August 19, 2019

If you’re stressed about investing, you’re probably making one common, easy-to-fix mistake. Listen in to let Jared relieve your portfolio...

Loans—Why You Should Charge Your Family Interest

August 16, 2019

Jared shares the must dos and must nots of loaning money to friends and family. (Hint: It’s almost never a good idea.)

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4.9 Out of 5 Star Reviews!

Solid financial advice

Jared has a way of weaving together advice and life stories to help you make good financial decisions and make you laugh at the same time!

Get Smart

Great insights into current events and the financial implications involved. Be Smart makes you a smarter person and investor.

Be Smart Podcast

Great use of 30 min each week. Gives great financial advice much more realistic than Dave Ramsey.

Good, not enough of it.

Great podcast, good information and humor. He’s a straight shooter and gives solid advice.

To the point without economic BS

Raw and on point with entertaining sarcasm.

Worth your time

One of the few professionals worth listening to.

Fantastic!

Jared is a rarity—incredibly insightful and informed in all facets of the financial markets and personal finance, yet extremely entertaining!

This guy is smart! Learning a ton

Big fan of these short 10‒20-minute lessons on money and life. Relatable if you make $50K or $500K a year. Wish I would have found this one sooner.

This podcast is phenomenal

Sometimes the truth is harsh. What makes this show so unique is that Jared embraces this mantra and tells you exactly how it is.

What a goldmine

I just discovered this show and it’s my new favorite. I love Jared Dillan’s writing and investment guidance, and these podcasts are now adding even more pearls of wisdom.

Love this guy

Jared has got a rare authenticity that cuts through the minutiae.

Awesome Pod! Great Therapy!

As a career investment advisor, I listen to Dillian to relax and keep my head from exploding.

On point

Outstanding, informative, and entertaining.

Entertaining and informative

Love the info which is spot on and delivery is great!

Great content

Great listen, great insight… A++

Great Podcast

Excellent content and entertaining. Thank you

Recent Episodes

Anytime a new technology is developed, there’s an initial hype phase where money pours into the space, which leads to overinvestment and...

Would you have more money if you didn’t buy coffee? Perhaps marginally more, but it’s a rounding error in the grand scheme of things. Stop...

Having money in stocks and mutual funds that perform well doesn’t mean you’re creating wealth. In that case, you’re just a passenger along for...

No, it’s not choosing the right mutual fund to invest in or opting for a 15-year mortgage instead of a 30-year one. Not even paying off all your...

Mutual funds let you pool your money with other investors to buy stocks, bonds, and other securities. They’re run by professional money managers...

In episode 375, Jared maps his evolution from “class warrior” as a kid in Connecticut to his college years when he dabbled in objectivism to his...

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