I’ve been wanting to be a part of the ChooseFI podcast shortly after it began. Jonathan and Brad launched the show at the end of 2016 and quickly took the FIRE community by storm! It’s a fantastic podcast helping to discuss the path to financial independence. They bring on various guests to examine different aspects and strategies of reaching FI. What’s really great though is that they also focus quite a bit on enjoying the journey along the way. I fell trap to missing that important piece for a little while during our route to retirement. The discussion tends to be very insightful and honest. Brad and Jonathan are open and talk not just about the positives but also the
The “What’s Up Next?” podcast is a little newer to the scene. In fact, the first episode just came out in November of 2018. However, I’ve known Doc G from DiverseFI for a while and we finally had that opportunity at FinCon in Dallas last year. It’s great to meet other bloggers in real life and Doc is no exception. He’s a great guy and we had some good conversation… and a few beers, of course! Anyway, a few months ago he asked if I wanted to be a part of the podcast he hosts with Paul Thompson. Their podcast, What’s Up Next? is different than most of the other podcasts out there in that it’s panel-based. Doc G and
I like Andy Hill from the Marriage, Kids and Money site a lot. He’s a genuinely nice guy and I love that he focuses on finances as a family. I would guess that the majority of the folks we hear from in the personal finance community don’t have kids. That doesn’t necessarily represent everyone tuning in, but the voices tend to be less. Enter Andy Hill. Not only does he focus on improving family finances, but he loves to show that it definitely is possible to reach financial independence with kids. That’s an area I agree with wholeheartedly (obviously), but it’s also something I want others to know. It’s not a matter of not being able to chase financial independence
Yup, you read that right… I did a FIRE presentation regarding geoarbitrage and our plans to move to Panama. Deanna (aka Ms. Fiology) asked me to do a talk for the ChooseFI local group in Northeast Ohio. I’m a reasonably outgoing guy, but public speaking is a whole different ball game. I had never done a presentation like this before, but I decided why not push my comfort level and give it a shot? So I agreed. Although my stipulation was that we keep the FIRE presentation informal, my mind tends to not work that way. I would have liked to just wing it and simply talk about our story on-the-fly and field questions throughout. Instead, I ended up putting together
Jason from the site The Wealth Hound also hosts the Everyday Money Show podcast. The first time I heard the show, I knew I wanted to be a guest. He’s a natural at talking to people and you’d think he’s been doing this for years. We had chatted a little bit over Twitter and email and we finally had the opportunity to meet at FinCon this past year. But believe it or not, we didn’t even have time to squeeze in a beer together while there… unbelievable! Fortunately, I got to be part of his podcast, the Everyday Money Show, in mid-December. This was kind of exciting because it was just a couple weeks before I was leaving my job for good.
My year of opening up to podcast appearances continues to roll on! Recently, I sat down with Gwen and J on the FIRE Drill podcast and we had a blast! I met Gwen from Fiery Millennials at FinCon last year shortly after she had hit me up about some questions she had on Panama. She had an overnight stay there on her way to the Chautauqua in Ecuador. I hadn’t had the opportunity to talk to J previously, but knew her from her site, Millennial Boss, regardless. After binging on a ton of their FIRE Drill podcasts, I hit them up and somehow convinced them to let me on the show! 😉 It was great to talk to them and I’m hoping