Can you remember a time before we consumed content in podcast form? Popular hits like “Serial”, “This American Life”, and “Radiolab,” have helped propel the number of monthly podcast listeners up to 46 million in 2015.
Why? They're easy, convenient, and cheap. In a few clicks, you've subscribed to an entire series that can be listened to at your convenience—on a jog, during a commute, or winding down before bed—usually for free.
Now that the world's caught on, narrative podcasting has become easier than ever, and there are endless things to listen to. I've found myself turning to trusted blogs or close friends for suggestions.
Hot tip: Lately, I've been binge listening to Financially Blonde‘s “Martinis and Your Money: Living a Better Life One Cocktail at a Time” at the gym. And I feel super accomplished learning more about money on the treadmill.
A New Podcast
Have you been following Jessica Moorhouse of Mo' Money Mo' Houses?
Jessica is a Toronto-based personal finance blogger who writes about frugal living, budgeting, and house hunting.
She's got an impressive story. She paid her way through film school, worked gigs in the arts and media, quit her job, moved across the country, and landed a new career in digital marketing.
Her and her husband, a freelance audio engineer, took big risks when they moved from Vancouver to Toronto without a support network, but both are now thriving.
As many of you know, I studied music in college, worked a concert promoter for several years, and strategically quit my job last summer. Six months ago, I started a new career in digital marketing.
It sounds like we both left the entertainment industry for similar reasons. And we both learned from our blogs and classes to prepare for an eventual career transition.
What's the Scoop?
Jessica's interviewing other millennials about their personal money stories on topics such as:
– digging out of debt
– a shopping ban
– working to overcome being a shopaholic
– picking up side hustles
– quitting a 9-to-5 to become a solopreneur
– starting a side hustle
– money and relationships
– and more!
My favorite episode was #3, an interview with Blonde on a Budget about paying off $30,000 of debt in two years, giving away 65% of her belongings, and her yearlong shopping ban. Super inspiring, right?
Jessica and Cait have a fantastic chemistry and their conversation made me feel like I was right there with them enjoying an intimate money chat with close friends over dinner.
I also enjoyed episode #2, the interview with Jessica's husband Josh, formerly known as HB, spilling the truth about freelancing as an audio engineer. I know his story would especially resonate with many of my Nashville recording industry friends.
Lastly, it was really cool to hear to hear Jessica's own personal finance story in episode #1. I don't know her very well, and it's always interesting to hear how popular personal finance bloggers got their start.
Let Jessica know what you think by leaving your own review on her iTunes page.
To celebrate the launch of her podcast, Mo' Money Mo' Houses is giving away the following:
– One $100 Amazon gift card
– One $50 Amazon gift card
– One “Mo' Money Mo' Houses” bag from Bow & Drape (valued at $75 and totally unique!)
All you have to do is follow Cashville Skyline on Twitter and then sign up through the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
Readers: What other podcasts should I be listening to?