Yesterday I had my first radio interview with the famous Gail Vaz-Oxlade. Gail is the host of the TV shows Princess and Till Debt Do Us Part. Two shows about helping people get out of debt.
I was so excited when I found out that she wanted to interview me. I have admired her for a few years now and I absolutely love her shows. She is a no nonsense type of girl and so am I. She’s not afraid to tell people what she thinks and she gives people great advice. Even though she has a no nonsense approach, you can tell it comes from her love of truly wanting to help people with their money.
I discovered her in 2009, which was right around the same time I discovered Dave Ramsey. I love both of them for the messages they preach and their dedication and commitment to helping people get out of debt. There’s just something about people telling you exactly how it is and not trying to beat around the bush. Suzy Orman is like that as well. I can listen to the three of them for days.
My interview went by so fast. We talked about my life and when I started working and how I paid off my mortgage by the time I was 32 years old. The interview was only about 7 minutes. I was nervous and I thought I was talking fast, but hubby said I was fine. I normally speak fast, but I speak very fast when I am nervous and sometimes I forget to slow down. Hopefully everyone that was listening heard me clearly.
I would have loved to put a plug in for my blog, but I didn’t get a chance. I also thought it would have been tacky if I just said it at the end of the interview. Although she ended the interview asking me for one tip I would give people trying to pay off their debt. I told her it’s important to know exactly where you want to be financially and work backwards to get there by creating a bi-weekly or monthly budget.
Right after that, I should have said check out my blog at Call Me What You Want, Even Cheap for more tips. That probably would have flowed nicely. Of course I thought about that after the fact when it was way too late. Oh well, maybe she’ll ask me back on her show. If so, I’ll make sure to mention it then.
Edit: I forgot to mention, she put my story on her website. Check it out here.
What tip would you give someone trying to pay off their debt?