Today is the second edition of a new periodic guest post series called 10 Questions and a Pizza Place. (The 1500’s are pizza fanatics.) We have a list of 17 questions we pose to fellow financial bloggers, and they are free to pick and choose 10 or answer all 17. Let us know if you would like to be featured in a future edition of 10 Questions.
Planting our Pennies is one of the first blogs we discovered after we started our blogging careers and we really enjoy it. Their posts are thoughtful, well written, and we share many of the same goals (Mr. PoP, if you ever get that NSX, I’d like a ride please).
Tell me about your blog and why it’s great.
Mrs. PoP – Our blog is Planting Our Pennies, and we blog about Money, Happiness, and Kittens. What other explanation is needed as to why it’s great? We have kittens!
Mr. PoP – I think it’s great because it gives us a project to work on together. What would we be doing with our time otherwise?
What is the worst financial mistake you made?
Mrs – Ugh. Probably throwing good money after bad into a car that I loved dearly. When we finally listed the Mini Cooper for sale we had a stack of mechanic receipts in a file folder over an inch thick that went with her. I didn’t have the courage to add up the total that was spent on that car in the 4 years I owned her.
Mr – Not getting into enterprise sales until I was 28. If I had started out of college I could be almost retired by now.
What would you do if you inherited $1,000,000 (after taxes) today?
Mrs – New tile for the house. Maybe build an addition onto the house. Then pay for a lifetime supply of cleaning ladies to CLEAN ALL THE THINGS!
Mr – I’d buy an 1991 NSX. And a rolex. And I’d work out more. F*ck, I’m weird!
What kind of car do you drive?
Mrs – Miata.
Mr – Jeep. We challenge you to find two more perfect South Florida cars!
Who inspires you?
Mrs – My Gram and PopPop. They are truly the most caring people I’ve ever known.
Mr – Warren Buffet.
What is the best financial move you have made?
Mrs – marrying Mr. PoP.
Mr – marrying Mrs. PoP. Awwww!
What is your favorite place to vacation?
Mr & Mrs – What’s a vacation?
What’s your favorite tip for saving money?
Mrs – Stop caring what other people think.
Mr – Look at it not as a single action but a way of life.
What is your fondest memory?
Mrs – Working with my PopPop in his shed as a kid fiddling with every piece of mechanical trash he found in the dumpsters around the neighborhood and getting it working again.
Mr – Coming back from a year off of my college studies. I was invincible.
What are your biggest goals in life?
Mr – Enlightenment. [Mrs PoP – Don’t fault him for that, he was a philosophy major.]
Mrs – ??? [Mr. PoP – Don’t fault her for not knowing. She was a math major.]
If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Mrs – Other people don’t always have your best interests at heart.
Mr – Learn more about mathematics and finance earlier in life.
What is your favorite movie?
Mrs – Love Actually, Up, Wall-E… really any movie that makes me want to laugh and cry.
Mr – Apocalypse Now, Directors Cut.
What advice would you give to a 24 year old, just out of college?
Mrs – Find someone who cares more for your happiness than you do.
Mr – Get into sales.
Mac or PC?
Mrs – Mac
Mr – Linux [Mrs. PoP – he wishes!]
What are your favorite personal finance websites?
Dogs or cats?
Mr & Mrs – No brainer. See question #1.
What is the worst personal finance mistake you see people making?
Mrs – Not knowing the difference between need and want.
Mr – Consumption.
What product or service epitomizes consumerism?
Mr – Cars.
Mrs – Backyard pools. And yet, we have both of these.
What is your favorite recipe?
Mrs – Anything that Mr. PoP eats that’s easily reproducible!
Mr – What’s a recipe?
What was your favorite job (or worst job)?
Mrs – I was the Easter Bunny in the mall in high school. At the time it was both the best and the worst job that I’d ever had. They pay was great ($15/hour for a high schooler!), but the suits were absolutely disgusting.
Mr – Worked at a Nike outlet when I was unemployed. That was the worst job ever.
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