Our guest on this episode is personal finance writer J.D. Roth who started his blog, Get Rich Slowly in the early days of the internet- back in 2006! It’s grown to be one of the most well-respected personal finance sites around thanks to his honesty, superb writing, and desire to serve his readers. We hear all about J.D.’s history with money, whether politics belong in personal finance, the different stages of financial freedom, avoiding financial FOMO, as well as the intersection of depression and money. And let’s not forget- we snuck in some conversation about Taylor Swift and J.D.’s lifelong devotion to his hometown soccer team!
During this episode we enjoyed a Gold by St. Archer Brewing Co- thanks to our friends at St. Archer for donating these beers to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money!
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I really like you guys. Your genuine friendship with each other shows through and it’s really endearing. Always thought the beer was a really nice touch every episode too. I have been thinking of this episode all day though. The part about “not bringing politics into it” kind of rubbed me the wrong way. I’m not saying you have to talk about politics in every second of every aspect of your life but it’s coming from a very privileged perspective to be able to have an “off limits to politics” part of your life. A lot of people do not have that luxury. The way I see it is: you gotta have real human connection on real issues to solve much of anything. I think a great way for that to happen is in the places you may least expect it to. Things have gotten pretty crazy in the politics arena and to expect everyone to completely separate the two, (aside from that one special instance) didn’t seem right.
I totally get the instinct to separate personal finance and politics, and perhaps there was an instance where someone took it way too far. It seemed like you all took a VERY long time talking about how much you really didn’t want to talk about politics in reference to finance… just remember that it is your privilege that you don’t “have” to talk about it.
Loved that y’all brought up mental health and finance though. I know a it’s a huge problem for a lot of people.