Recently, I responded to several questions posed by Flexo and Tom from Consumerism Commentary. They created a 21 minute podcast of our conversation. Here is a sampling of the content:
- how I used apprenticeship programs as an alternative to formal schooling, to land a job, and then to hire my own employees
- my motivation for becoming financially independent
- how we purchased our first home
- my decision to delay parenting
- the somewhat “unconventional” financial steps I took that lead my husband and I across the millionaire threshold
- why after 17 years of homeownership, we decided to become renters
- a few of the ways I am raising our daughter using important life lessons I’ve learned
I think Flexo and Tom do a great job with their podcasts — so much so that I am considering hiring Tom to edit and polish some podcast material for my blog. As part of my book’s research, I am interviewing other first generation, self-made millionaires who are under the age of 55. I am recording these conversations. My intention is to include a variety of these financial success case studies and profiles to illustrate various principles in my book. Before I commit to the expense of creating podcasts, I want to know: Do you listen to and enjoy podcasts or do you prefer that I share these stories in written blog post format?
Please take a second to respond to the poll above, then head on over to Consumerism Commentary to listen to the podcast. I’d appreciate your feedback about this podcast — and your experience with podcasts in general — in the comments section. (Note: Email subscribers and RSS feed readers, you will need to click through to my blog to do so.) Thanks!