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Podcast 116: Meet a Thousandaire

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Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Kevin McKee, a personal finance blogger who uses humor to educate young people at Thousandaire.com.

Flexo and Bryan talk to Kevin about the costly mistakes that forced him to learn how to manage his money, whether student loans are good debt or bad debt, and why he makes music videos and movie parodies to explain finances.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #116
Meet a Thounsandaire: S05E12 / 139

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Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch
[00:34] Interview with Kevin McKee
[00:51] What is a thousandaire?
[01:56] Why young people have different attitudes toward money
[03:43] Kevin’s financial mistakes
[07:52] Engineering education influence on financial decisions
[09:30] Kevin’s novel definition of good debt
[12:15] Blogging for a young audience
[14:56] Talking about money shouldn’t be taboo
[17:17] The five steps to becoming a thousandaire
[18:56] Kevin’s custom budget spreadsheet vs. mint.com
[19:57] End

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Published or updated July 10, 2011. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Kevin @ Thousandaire.com

Thanks for featuring me on this edition! It was a lot of fun!

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avatar kristen

I had not heard of Consumerism Commentary until today when I read Kevin’s blog, but I will be sure to check back and see what else you have going on. This was a great interview. Kevin is a talented communicator with a bright future.

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avatar skylog ♦368 (Nickel)

good ‘cast! thank you for the link to the spreadsheet (and others)!

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