This is a first! My fellow blogging buddy and good friend Kraig over at Young Cheap Living and I have started a podcast titled: The Chasing Financial Freedom Podcast. What you’ll see represented below is Episodes 1-3!
We’re pretty excited about this. This podcast is basically a new way of delivering content to you readers. It allows us to talk a little about topics that are exciting to us and have a lot of relevance to themes like financial independence, investing, entrepreneurship, living below your means, avoiding debt, seeking passion in life and maximizing happiness. It’s basically about living a better life. The podcast allows you readers to hear our voices as well as the tone and inflections therein, and as such hopefully you’ll feel the general enthusiasm we share in regards to our respective journeys towards financial freedom.
What we are hoping for is success. We’re hoping that you readers enjoy this new format. Dividend Mantra is still going to remain the same otherwise with my usual articles, but this will be extra content above and beyond what I usually provide. What we’re also hoping for is feedback. If you guys love it, please let us know. On the flip side of the token, if you guys don’t like it please be honest and let us know as well. These take a lot of time to produce, a lot more time than a traditional written article. It’s a lot harder than writing, and much harder than it seems at first glance. And that’s probably because we’re both so new to this. But, if there is value and enjoyment for you readers we’re both happy to spend that time producing these. If podcasts aren’t your thing, and if this one in particular isn’t very good, please do share that. We both want to spend our time on projects that are passionate to us, but just as importantly that provide a lot of value to you readers.
I’m going to include Episodes 1, 2 and 3 below. But you can also visit our iTunes page and get the podcasts there as well so you can listen on a device while you go about your day. Kraig and I are hopeful we can release one of these at least every two weeks, or perhaps more if they turn out to be popular. What you’ll hear in these podcasts is two young, enthusiastic guys sharing ideas and experiences with each other and you, the audience, about our unique paths to financial freedom. Kraig quit his full-time job to pursue freedom via projects that he can create and keep for life. I’m pursuing freedom via investing in high quality companies that pay dividends in the hope I can one day live off of these dividends. We both share a passion for living below our means and using capital wisely.
*Episode 1 starts off with Kraig and I introducing ourselves and sharing a little background as to where we have started from and where we are at now. We talk a little bit about mistakes, and how we’ve learned from those mistakes to enrich our lives and jump on the path to financial freedom.
The Chasing Financial Freedom Podcast: Episode 1 can be found below. Just click play!
*Episode 2 finds myself talking a little about some investments I’ve been interested in lately and why I’ve been committing some of my hard-earned capital there. Kraig discusses some of the projects he’s working on and why he’s so excited.
The Chasing Financial Freedom Podcast: Episode 2 can be found below. Just click play!
*Episode 3 features a couple of great topics. I further some of the discussion about my recent post on why I don’t invest in tax-advantaged accounts. Again, while I recommend tax-advantaged accounts (like a 401(k), IRA or Roth IRA), I simply don’t use them myself for a number of reasons. Kraig tells us why jobs suck. I’m inclined to agree with that statement!
The Chasing Financial Freedom Podcast: Episode 3 can be found below. Just click play!
Please provide feedback either here or at iTunes. We’re looking to know if you readers enjoy this format. Is it any good? Please be honest. We love to bring great content to you readers, and we love to share our passion and respective journeys. And if you love it, please subscribe so we can reach an even larger audience!
Thanks for reading.