A Frank Financial Discussion With Mint.com

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2007-07-045

Yesterday, I was honored to be featured on the Mint.com site as one of the bloggers interviewed by Cap (of Stop Buying Crap and Mint.com fame). It was a pretty comprehensive interview, covering discussions of my experiences during the dot com era, my financial beliefs and thoughts on family and the place I live in. I enjoyed sharing my musings with him and his team and if you’re even just a wee bit curious, you can head on over there to see how OLD I really am.

Here’s a sampling of my responses where I make full admission of my current financial schemes!

Keep a solid and hopefully flexible job, save, invest, diversify and run a business. Employ prudent asset allocation. Also, we’re hoping that our home business will fly in the next couple of years in order to relieve me of my 9 to 5 job. My husband is currently working on this startup and has sacrificed a full time income to focus on this at this time. Currently, he’s one year into this venture.

You can find the full length of the interview here.

Mint Julep

I also came across other interviews that Mint.com has conducted with other bloggers and found them all quite fascinating. I particularly enjoyed the photos of the people behind the blogs I read, as well as getting a peek at what their purses and wallets looked like. I was very amused to find that my wallet looked more like Golbguru’s (Money, Matter and More Musings) than Erin’s! Not only that, many of them gave away their net worths, so that was titillating for me! I’m sorry to tell you that I didn’t return the favor of revealing my own net worth. Maybe one day? Well….maybe not.

Copyright © 2007 The Digerati Life. All Rights Reserved.

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Flint July 4, 2007 at 5:44 pm

Hi, I enjoyed reading your interview on the Mint blog. Your answer to the ‘best financial tip’ question was on the money!: “Never take your money for granted. Educate yourself in the areas of finance and business, stay reasonably frugal…”

Too many people are clueless and afraid of their finances and it hurts them daily due to the poor decisions that come from a lack of knowledge.



Silicon Valley Blogger July 4, 2007 at 5:58 pm

Thanks for the kind words, Flint! What’s interesting is that learning finance isn’t hard, it’s the behavioral execution and practice that go with successful money management that turns out to be the challenge. I hear everyone claim this stuff is a piece of cake, but in reality, bad habits die hard!

prlinkbiz July 5, 2007 at 7:56 am

What! No pic of your wallet! lol Good interview- though!

Paul July 5, 2007 at 11:49 am

nice interview!

40 is pretty young 🙂

Silicon Valley Blogger July 5, 2007 at 7:04 pm

Thanks folks :).

@prlinkbiz – there was a reason why I was hiding my wallet from sight! 😀

@Paul, true, true! Though sometimes I feel like I’ve lived a few lifetimes already…. LOL. Must be all caused by the “hectic life” syndrome.

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