The eighteenth episode of All About Your Benjamins The Podcast is a special project I came up with shortly before heading to California for the Evidence-Based Investing Conference (EBI); this special project consisted of asking some of my friends from FinTwit (Finance Twitter), along with some of the individuals I look up to the most, one question and one question only.
“What’s the one thing about money you wish someone told you when you were younger?”
Fair warning was issued via Twitter and I set out with my microphone in hand, well in my backpack, beginning the second day. The participation and responses I received far exceeded my expectations; so much so, I put my summary blog post on the back burner so I could edit the podcast and get it out A.S.A.P.
I’ve compiled the various answers into a single episode; my hope is the wisdom shared on this podcast will impact at least one listener. A couple of observations regarding the answers:
- Some answers will overlap.
- Some answer will be the same, just worded differently.
- Some answers will conflict.
- I say “Awesome” way too much.
The beauty behind these observations is they show just how individualized and personal money is; they also show how much fun this profession can be given the different points of view that can be used to help clients develop plans and improve their finances. There’s no one right answer to this question, just as there is no one right way to structure a financial plan.
As you listen to the podcast you will hear from individuals you probably know and from others you might be meeting for the first time. I can assure you everyone on this podcast is doing amazing work in the worlds of finance, financial planning or investing. These are the individuals blazing a new path for the future of financial services–check the links below, they’re all legit.
The episode is arranged in no particular order, with the exception of trying to end it with a bang. See below for the outline of names and the order.
Finally, thank you to everyone who participated; I was beyond excited to speak with each of you, and I cannot express my gratitude enough for your willingness to help me out. If there’s anything I can ever do to repay the favor, I’m publicly stating all you need to do is ask.
I really hope you enjoy this one!
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