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…
I’ll drink to that!
Also: I don’t know if this is my computer or the blog talk radio widget, but when I tried to play the interview, I got nothing, so I turned my sound all the way up. Then I tried to change the sound on the widget, and it gave me a loud burst of static that tried to deafen me. Now, even with my sound and the widget’s sound as low as they can go, I still just have loud static.
@Sam: Hmm. I’ve never had a problem with any Blog Talk Radio widgets (I regularly listen to the Personal Finance Hour), including this one. Did you try opening it in another browser and all that jazz?
I can hardly hear “MR Credit Card”, btw nice interview.
I noticed that as well when I listened to it. He definitely wasn’t as loud as he was to me when we were conducting the interview (it was by phone). I haven’t hosted anything on Blog Talk Radio, so I’m not really sure what the logistics are for controlling the volume levels that it outputs, so I can’t really say what happened there.
And thank you 🙂
Very nice Stephanie..I currently run an interview focused financial site myself (Behind The Spread), and I get a lot out from the “experts” managing the site.
Since I’m focusing primarily on investors, I don’t have any personal finance guys featured. Perhaps that’s something you can get into?
Felix Zulauf says
Don’t you think that college loans are currently in a bubble? It just seems that the price of higher education cannot go any higher.
It does seem like a bubble to me, but I’m not sure if it’s the beginning, middle, or end of one. The problem is that as long as lenders are willing to give out more and more in student loans, tuition and associated costs will continue to rise. Unless we get back to a “fewer loans, more grants” system, we’re going to be in this bubble for a loooooooong time.