Thursday, May 23, 2013
Meet Kraig From Young Cheap Living
A little while back, Kraig from Young Cheap Living reached out to me by email to say hi and strike up a conversation. It seemed that we have a lot in common - we both save over half of our net income, invest regularly in the stock market (he through index investing), we're both young guys (I'm 31, he's 29) and both of us are intently looking forward to a future full of time and free of any recurring obligations that do not bring us great joy.
We've been friends ever since and we fairly regularly talk by telephone to keep each other motivated, talk about the things that are working or not working right now, investing, the future and opportunities to do even better than we already are. Kraig is debt free and enjoys living below his means, but we're both looking to constantly improve ourselves or strike up new ideas.
So, it was obviously fantastic when I found out that Kraig wanted to fly down from Minnesota to vacation here in sunny Sarasota with his girlfriend and carve out a little time to meet up with me. One of the many, many benefits to what I'm doing is that it has put me in a wonderful position to meet new people and develop relationships and friendships that I otherwise never would have had. I think there is a great group of young investors and savers that are looking to change their lives for the better, and hopefully change others' lives as well. It's great to be a part of this wonderful group of like-minded individuals.
Anyway, Kraig came up with the great idea to interview each other while he was down here. He brought down some high quality video/audio equipment and we filmed an impromptu interview session at the hotel Kraig was staying at - The Helmsley Sandcastle. Kraig had some questions already written down, but we decided to just wing it and film what came out. What you see below is just two young, excited investors that are so motivated and charged up about changing our lives for the better that we decided to sit down and try and capture some of that enthusiasm and some of our ideas on video. What you see below is an attempt at such. We're certainly not professionals at this, and it's not easy to start spitting off ideas off the top of your head while you're being filmed, but I think we did a pretty good job.
In the end, we're just hoping to bring a little value to you readers and hopefully you enjoy the content! Our interview as follows:
Kraig also interviewed me, and if you're interested in part 2 you can view that here.
I hope you enjoyed the videos and for more on Kraig please stop by his blog at Young Cheap Living. He is a passionate young man who is doing everything he can to 'live below his means and change his future'.
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Thanks for reading.
Photo Credit: YoungCheapLiving