Yesterday I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Ask Mr Credit Card radio show. Mr Credit Card and I spent an hour discussing much of my past (like that time I dropped out of school), my thoughts on Generation Y finances, and what to do about money in college. You can stream the interview in the widget below, or you can download the MP3 on the show page.
00:41 — That story about how I dropped out of school
03:03 — Federal student loan limits
04:31 — The danger of applying to college “early decision”
06:01 — Statistic from this post: Can College Students Handle Credit?
07:20 — High school seniors making decisions about student loans
09:46 — Every actor in Hollywood is a waiter
14:06 — The story of where my credit card debt came from
18:41 — Getting a 0% APR credit card to transfer my debt and pay it off
21:22 — The Debt Snowball and why I didn’t really use it
23:04 — That time my school threatened to send me to collections
25:45 — Moving: Making the Decision
27:34 — How Much Should You Spend on a Car?
30:12 — My many, many savings accounts
33:33 — A very old post, My Struggle With Emigrant
34:21 — Mint: online money tracking
36:30 — Exercise: budgeting for a house purchase
37:51 — Bankrate’s How much money can I borrow calculator
43:09 — Should parents pay for their kid’s education?
46:39 – Is It OK to Bridge the Gap With Credit Cards?
50:00 — Thought on macro economics in America
Thanks again to Mr Credit Card for having me on his show! Apparently I say “absolutely” a lot when I’m nervous. I think we could make a drinking game out of me saying “absolutely” in interviews…