Today’s definitely not a manic Monday.
Yesterday I got word that my interview on Choose FI will be available today. What’s Choose FI? Only the top-rated financial podcast in the world according to a recent poll of the Rockstar Finance community.
I’m a big fan of Choose FI. The two hosts, Brad and Jonathan, are not only great interviewers with a passion for financial independence but they’re also, like me, honorary Southerners (they reside in Richmond, Virginia). And get this, Brad is a fellow transplant from Long Island. So he’s well aware of what makes living on Long Island so infuriating—the taxes, the traffic, the Long Island moxie—and this makes him an automatic goombah in my book.
But here are the two reasons I find Choose FI to be so compelling.
First, Brad and Jonathan aren’t snobs. They cull financial insights from wherever they can be mined, from the giants in the FI community (see here, here, here, and here) to the semi-giants (see here, here, here, and here). They even deign to cull financial insights from the non-giants in the FI community, such as a little ol’ country blogger from North Carolina with very twisted views on life and finances.
Second, they make you think. And my interview is a perfect example. I won’t spill the beans right now, of course. I want you to listen to the show, by gum. Let’s just say that I’ve always professed to be a disciple of Dave Ramsey. But as Brad and Jonathan delved into my financial journey, I became painfully aware that I never came close to following Dave’s seven baby steps. If anything, I hacked the crap of them. And I already have a post in the works that will explore this shocking revelation. Stay tuned.
Okay, groovy freedomist, that’s all I got. Here’s the link to my Choose FI appearance. Let me know what you think when you get a chance. Peace.