The Podcast: You can hear me now.

A few weeks back a guy calling himself The Mad Fientist showed up in the comments section here on jlcollinsnh.  He started by linking back to my post.  As if the name alone wasn’t enough, that got me poking around, and enjoying, his site.

One of the cool things he does is podcast conversations with other financial bloggers, starting with one of my favorites, Mr. Money Mustache.  So when he invited me to be his second interview ever, well what could I say but:


I hope you have as much fun listening to it as I did doing it.  Here’s the link:


Oh, and when your done you might want to check out his site, if only to learn what a Mad Fientist is.  For now all I can tell you is I’ve got my Halloween costume all planned out.

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  1. Posted October 5, 2012 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    Sounds great…will try to tune in this weekend….

    • Posted October 5, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

      be sure to let me know what the wine selection for listening will be!

  2. Josh
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Hey Jim,

    Nice interview with the Mad Fientist. I have enjoyed the blog, as its a nice mix of personal finance and world exploration.

    Sounds like you have a great brand with the F-You money.

    One suggestion, when the Fientist announced your website address, it sounded like you should look for something simpler to remember. Maybe your readers can weigh in on a snappier title, but not something too crude.

    Keep up the fantastic, intriguing posts.

    • Posted October 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Josh!

      Looking back, clearly I choose the wrong name for the blog. The idea was to write it for friends and family and jlcollinsnh worked in that it let those folks know it was me.

      What I didn’t expect, but very much appreciate, is that it would find an audience far beyond that.

      Lately, I’ve been giving some thought as to where to take the blog from here. That might mean a name change and I’d love to hear readers’ ideas.

  3. Bogle, Sean
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Good stuff Jim!

    I see a guest appearance on CNN (Your Money), or on Bloomberg TV in your future!

    Hope all is well.


    • Posted October 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Sean…..

      nice to see you’re still checking in around here.

      CNN? Bloomberg? Kinda a step down now that I’ve been on Mad Fientist don’t ya think? 😉

      • Posted October 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

        Ha, you’ve definitely reached the pinnacle so sadly there’s only one way to go from here.

        Thanks again, Jim; it was great speaking with you!

  4. Posted October 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    I remember buying a small cap stock back in the Christmas of 1998. It more than quadrupled in less than a month. I thought I was going to be a millionaire in a month. I was also smart enough to lock in most of the 40k profit before stock crashed like a rock.

    But, I lost most of the profit in another hot stock. This taught me a life lesson — you can’t get rich quick with these hot small cap stocks. I stay away from small cap after that experience.

    I thought it was funny that I heard you went through a similar experience with a stock that tripled from $6.

    Now, I focus more on what I call revolutionary stocks — big cap companies that are poised to change the way we live. Peter Lynch believed in buying these stocks that you can relate to on a personal basis rather than some esoteric study or speculation.

    Great interview, my friend. I enjoyed every bit of your wisdom.

    • Posted October 5, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Permalink


      No one plays with stocks without getting burned!

      Glad you enjoyed the podcast. Mmmm. Maybe you should be next….

      • Posted October 6, 2012 at 10:49 am | Permalink

        Thank you, my friend! It’s a wonderful podcast. I am going to link it in my next article for sure!

  5. Finanical noob
    Posted October 6, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    This was great, Jim. It’s great to hear the voice behind the blog, finally. Keep up the good work, and thanks for writing, as always.

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