Our guest on today’s podcast is Jen Smith, the “Millionaire Mommy Next Door.” By age 40, Jen had become a self-made millionaire and she and her husband are now financially independent, stay-at-home parents. In our interview, Jen describes her path from minimum-wage jobs to financial freedom.
Jen has appeared on The Montel Show and shares with Consumerism Commentary and is scheduled to appear in an upcoming film, Secrets of Money: The Documentary Movie. She writes regularly on her blog, Millionaire Mommy Next Door.
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[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:44] Interview with Jen Smith, Millionaire Mommy Next Door
— [01:02] Why and how Jen set out to be a millionaire
— [04:22] How Jen has lived differently since achieving millionaire status
— [07:55] Jen’s unconventional path to becoming a millionaire
— [10:34] Apprenticeship as an alternative
— [17:38] Why Jen started the Millionaire Mommy Next Door website
— [19:28] Jen’s donations to micro-lending website Kiva.org
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Updated May 7, 2014 and originally published October 4, 2009.