This time my guest is a professional financial adviser. And not only that, he is one of the About.com guides where he writes about financial planning. As you’ll see just below, he really has a lot to share – I’ve got the most detailed responses I’ve received so far.
My guest is also a blogger and you may already know him – that’s Jeremy at Generation X Finance – a frequent guest in my “link love” posts as well.
SI: Have you ever been in bad financial trouble? If yes, what did you do to get out of it?
Jeremy: I was in pretty bad financial trouble just out of college. While still in school, I had established a [...]
It’s hard to get people talking in the August, that’s why I haven’t published any blitz interviews in the last 1-2 months. But now the silly season is over and I am back with a nice one. This time my guest is a girl again – Tricia from Blogging Away Debt. Sweet, I like girls because they talk more *grin*.
Her blog is focused mostly on avoiding debt, saving and frugality. Let’s hear what she has to say:
SI: What’s working better for you in reducing your debt – saving money by being frugal or earning more by working more? And how would you prefer to continue – would you trade your free time for more money (working for [...]
Enough geeks, it’s time to invite a military guy for a blitz interview. Do you expect a disciplined and dry officer? Don’t. Patrick from Cash Money Life is very friendly fellow and has a glib tongue. His blog offers a mix of personal finance and personal development topics which makes it quite useful even for those who don’t know what a 401K plan means (i.e. those like me).
So, let’s ask Patrick a few questions:
SI: What’s the importance of the education in your life and finances? Would you be doing better or worse if you hadn’t a degree – and is getting a degree worth it?
Patrick: I believe education is one of the most [...]
Today I had the modest and wise guy who runs My Two Dollars blog to answer a bunch of questions. One of the questions is intentionally very dumb and there is no prize for guessing which one is it. David’s blog is quite balanced and written with a lot of reason so I tried to check if he is as reasonable in his real life.
So, let’s hear David speaking:
SI: Your blog often discusses saving money. Does it work well for you so far? Don’t you regret sometimes for all the things you are not buying because of saving for the future?
David: Yes, we try to save as much as possible while still having a life. I never regret not buying something because I [...]
Trent from The Simple Dollar is one of my favorite bloggers. Judging by the numbers in his Feedburner chicklet, he’s liked also from at least another 35,000 readers – Trent is quite a popular fellow. In 2007 The Simple Dollar got Performancing award for best business/money blog.
Besides the good posts there you will find some downloadables – just scroll the home page a little bit and you will find them at right.
Enough about the blog. Let’s try to have a look deeper inside Trent’s brain – get your scalpel and join me now:
SI: Man, I can count at least 10 financial mistakes you have done! (Oh, well, you have actually written [...]
Yet another nice guy from the IT business comes to share his view about personal finance this week. David writes the Money Ning blog. He has a very interesting story explaining why he is interested in the money related topic. This is one of the reasons why I did not asked him such a super innovative question like “How did you decide to write about personal finance”. Oh well, I came up with 3 other questions instead.
David doesn’t speak too much, but who says that quality equals quantity? Let’s hear his words:
SI: So you want to be rich… Do you have an idea when you will be rich enough? Don’t you afraid you can be chasing the dream of [...]