Monday, January 30, 2006

Episode 3 Released: Interview with Flexo from Consumerism Commentary

Flexo from ConsumerismCommentary joins me for episode 3 of the Money Blogger Podcast. Flexo is an experienced blogger and he's the originator of the very popular Carnival of Personal Finance. He talks about making money from blogging, and the recognition personal finance bloggers have received by mainstream financial media like the Wall Street Journal. He also gives his favorite bloggers a mention, as well as his favorite books and his *least* favorite financial advice.

  • click here to listen to episode 3

  • Links for this Episode:
    Flexo's Blog:

    Other Blogs Flexo mentions:
    My Money Blog:
    Blueprint for Financial Prosperity

    Recommended Book:
    Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People by Jane Bryant Quinn

    Post your comments and let me and Flexo know what you thought of the show!

    Monday, January 23, 2006

    Episode 2 released: Interview with Dawn from Frugal for Life

    Dawn from FrugalForLife joins me for episode 2 of the Money Blogger Podcast. Dawn admits to being an "accidental" blogger, but since she discovered that readers around the world are interested in what she writes, she's hooked. She finds that blogging helps her keep a focus on her finances and frugality. Her favorite quote: Less is More.

  • click here to listen to episode 2

  • Here are some important links and notes for the show:
    Dawn's Blog:
    Recommended Blog:
    The Complete Tightwad Gazzette by Amy Dacyczyn is a collection of Tigthwad Gazzette newsletters published as a book.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2006

    Episode 1: Interview with Jonathan of MyMoneyBlog

    The first episode of the Money Blogger Podcast is released today. Jonathan from MyMoneyBlog ( has joined me to discuss what blogging has done for his finances, as well as mention some of the books and bloggers he likes best. Be sure to visit Jonathan's blog where he shares tips on using 0% credit card offers to your advantage, and offers comparisons of online banking options.

  • click here to listen to episode 1

  • Here are some important links for the show:

    Jonathan's Blog:
    Book recommendations:
    The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
    A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel
    Recommended blog: Jonathan calls him "the grandfather of personal finance blogs"

    Post your comments and let me and Jonathan know what you thought of the show!

    Friday, January 13, 2006

    Money Blogger Podcast interview show to be launched soon

    I'm an avid reader of several blogs in the fields of Personal Finance, Simple Living, and Frugality. A very active community of bloggers and commenters has sprung up in these fields with a lot of participation in the Carnival of Personal Finance, Festival of Frugality, and other online activities. The bloggers cover many of the same topics as well-known personal finance columnists from large media outlets. But they do it in a much more personal style, sharing things like their net worth and their financial mistakes and successes. I've found much better advice on topics like wise use of credit cards, the best online banks, and careful shopping from these bloggers than from any other source.

    I thought it would be fun for the bloggers and their readers to hear from each other in a different medium. The Money Blogger Podcast will be a weekly phone interview with one of my favorite bloggers, and we'll cover everything from why they blog to their favorite advice on personal finance. I might even try to get some macro-economics bloggers to participate, since the connection between personal finance and global finance is one of my favorite topics.

    I invite your comments about the podcast. And let me know what bloggers you would like me to interview, and I'll see if I can get them on the phone.