If you ever look at my Twitter feed, you might know that we spent a day in June hosting the fun little video crew that makes Yahoo’s Financially Fit series.
Host Farnoosh Torabi and her fine producer, camera dude, and a Denver-based sound guy and production assistant all came to Longmont to hang out, eat fine brewpub meals on the company expense account, and also shoot a bunch of video to create the latest episode of this ongoing series.
One of my conditions before agreeing to this, as you might expect, was that Farnoosh MUST ride a bike around Longmont with me as part of the interview, just as we all must ride bikes. She gladly agreed, and we had a lot of fun with it.
I think the video came out great – even with the constraints of the prescribed 4-minute format. I was hoping it would come out as an advertisement for a frugal lifestyle in general, so the big Yahoo audience can see that life can be fine indeed even if you don’t spend all your money.
If you’ve got a minute when the boss isn’t looking, take a quick look with the link below.
There’s also a secret ulterior motive with this: when a feature on a subcategory of Yahoo gets a lot of views, it might get promoted to the front page (just as we saw in the Washington Post). With our considerable numbers, we Mustachians can tweak the system whenever we like to make front page news ;-) — Update: we made it to the front page on July 23!
Screw those complainy pants, internet retirement police and helmet police! I love the video and all the naysayers need to quit drinking their haterade. We all make choices in life. You chose to go to college and learn about the very lucrative career of software engineering and made a ton of money in your 20’s doing it. You retired by 30. I chose to not go to college, join the military through my 20’s, earn my degree with no debt, get out of the military at 30 and start a wonderful career. I used to get paid peanuts, now I get paid comfortably. And I’m set to be able to “retire” when I’m 40. So all these folks complaining about not making enough money, I got paid less than 30k a year until I hit about 24 then it doubled because I moved to Japan and never saw my family. We all make choices and people need to start taking responsibility for theirs. And your boy had his helmet on. That’s all I am concerned about. You and your wife are grown ass adults and can make your own decisions. Love the video!