Podcasts On Silicon Valley & Various Finance Topics

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2009-06-244

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):

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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Manshu June 25, 2009 at 5:20 am

This was very good. Very good. I didn’t catch the whole thing, but the parts I did, it was very interesting. He asked really good questions too.

Don June 25, 2009 at 12:01 pm

What an awesome interview. I’m really glad that all your medical problems are now behind you. It’s also interesting to hear that both of you agree that making a million dollars in sv is kinda small change and that you can’t really retire on it!

Silicon Valley Blogger June 25, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Thanks guys! It was definitely a long armchair chat and very enlightening for me — Mr. CC really picked up on some provocative questions…. Living in our respective areas, we sometimes take for granted how things are, and are taken aback by the cultural differences that are apparent even in our very own country! And how interesting that finance and money management takes on a whole new “feel” when you live somewhere else.

There’s a joke circulating around here in SV that one’s retirement package simply consists of selling the house and moving elsewhere. So many people are house rich, cash poor and financially strapped — the incredible stories of wealth we hear about apply to a small percentage of those who were visited by incredible luck (it’s not all hard work, talent or innovation). And things get skewed around here so that everyone else pays for living on the same curve as the more affluent. Then again, I realize that SV is not the only place in the US this way and other parts are even more ridiculously expensive. Ah, the price we pay to live in a place of opportunity (or to others, good weather).

Larry June 27, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Thought your interview with Mr. Credit Card was great. I liked the part where you mentioned that it is impossible to be a Super Mom!! From my perspective it is difficult to be a Super Dad too!!!

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