I had the pleasure of being a guest at Mr. Credit Card’s radio show today. Mr. Credit Card runs the Ask Mr. Credit Card site and is someone I’ve been interacting with online for a long time now. So I’m glad I’ve finally gotten the chance to actually speak with him!
My Podcast On Personal Finance and Silicon Valley
The show is lengthy — just a little over an hour — so I couldn’t believe Mr. CC and I had enough steam to keep talking like that. I ended up spilling the beans on some interesting topics, but I hope not enough to raise the eyebrows of friends of mine who may decide to listen to this dialogue.
The basic topics covered in the interview were on personal finance and Silicon Valley and a lot of stuff I discuss in this blog. But there were also lots of personal things and details that I shared with Mr. CC that I don’t really delve into on this blog because otherwise, it would end up with me rambling forever and producing even longer posts than I already do, and well…you’d get bored.
Here’s a rundown of what we discussed (I included links to my articles that have touched upon these subjects):
- What’s it like living in Silicon Valley.
- How one’s perspective of personal finance may be different based on where you are or where you come from.
- Thoughts on the SuperMom myth or concept.
- Musings on retirement planning, how the crisis affects those near retirement age and wealth building.
- What does it mean to be frugal: earn more and spend less.
- Rants on the health care industry and health insurance. We talked about how I was able to lower my health care costs, while simultaneously decrying the health insurance industry (read about the challenges you may face with making insurance claims and dealing with insurance companies).
- We discussed some debt and credit matters while I recounted how my credit card account got closed.
- How we’ve managed time and stress. And the miracles that come with adjusting and changing your lifestyle. (Hint: find out the reasons and consequences of why I quit my job… and the rat race.)
All in all, a jolly good time!
One more thing: I’d like to thank Mr. CC for the great questions and insights on personal finance. Be sure to catch his BlogTalkRadio channel here!
Another Radio Interview
On this note, I’ve also found myself trading tips with Andrea Chalupa of Wallet Pop. I had the chance to participate in Wallet Pop’s online radio show and had a grand time chatting with Andrea. I was honored that she invited me to a tete-a-tete where we got to discuss the economy and Silicon Valley; we also got to exchange some money saving ideas as well as tips on how to network. It was great fun! I’ve been trying to get used to participating in interviews since I’m a little new to this, but I think I’m slowly getting the hang of it! Here’s where you can hear us.
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