Global BC TV Interview Comments50 Comments

Earlier today I had the pleasure of doing a TV interview with Elaine Yong for Global BC News. Despite being pretty nervous, I knew it was something that I shouldn’t pass up.

We had a good chat about a recent BMO retirement survey among young Canadians. I admit that my nerves got the better of me and I forgot to mention a lot of points. Still it was a great experience.

If the interview isn’t too embarrassing I’ll have to post it on my blog. If you don’t hear about it again, you know why lol.

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By : Jeremy Biberdorf | 1 Aug 2012
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    1. Jeremy

      It was a pretty cool offer and an interesting experience. I don’t know how much exposure it will generate, but it was still awesome to be interviewed on tv lol.

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  1. Debt Free Teen

    I know I should save for retirement but it seems so far off for me. My parents have always told me that if I can save 1/2 of what I earn, I’ll be able to retire early. At this point, my goal is to get through college without any student loans!
    Chase

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    1. Jeremy

      Trying to save 1/2 of what you earn is pretty aggressive. You’d have to be making some pretty good cash to manage that. If you’re still in college you don’t have to worry about it yet. It is something to keep in mind after college though.

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    1. Jeremy

      I may have been a bit overly optimistic about the amount of exposure I’d get. I forgot that young people don’t watch the news. So even as the 2nd story of the broadcast, I think it’s a limited audience for this kind of story.

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    1. Jeremy

      Actually I’d take the msn.com frontpage mention you got over this. Maybe this will be a springboard to more exposure though. I do prefer strong SEO links though. It’s a lot easier to leverage.

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  2. CF

    Neat! The clip isn’t as bad as you make it out to be and I’m sure the publicity will be positive.

    Although that veggie chopping could use some work… ;)

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    1. Jeremy

      I don’t normally chop veggies like that, but with the pressure of the camera I did a pretty bad job lol. No the video isn’t too bad, but it’s weird hearing your voice and it’s not what’s in your head.

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  3. DebtsnTaxes

    I would have been nervous. I think you did good in your interview and made some good points. My favorite being that you should start young and get used to that lifestyle. That is what we have been doing for the past couple years with our raises. Acting like we don’t have them and live off of what we were before. I think in the long run that will pay off.

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    1. Jeremy

      I was damn nervous, but I had a bit of liquid courage lol. That might’ve been why I forgot to mention stuff. The actual interview was much longer and then they just use some of the better lines. That and me doing veggie chopping and rollerblading lol.

      That’s totally what you have to do with raises, consider it a raise on your monthly investment contribution amount.

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  4. TB at BlueCollarWorkman

    Dude, this is AWESOME! Man, they should’ve kept your URL up longer on the screen. It’s crazy putting a face with a name; and dude, crazy accent, man. :-)

    It was a good little news segment too, hopefully people will listen, because what you said is true! Savings will compound over time, but if you keep blowing all your money now, well…that ain’t no good. Kiss retirement goodbye!

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    1. Jeremy

      Haha thanks TB. I always had a photo on my about page, but now you also know my voice. I don’t think many people will really listen though. They’d actually have to be watching the news for that to happen. Maybe some people will clue in though.

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  5. K @ Get Worth

    Congratulations man, that’s pretty awesome! Hopefully it reaches people that are really listening. Loved what you said about getting used to the savings lifestyle. Once you establish good habits they just tend to happen.

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    1. Jeremy

      Yeah some people just get intimidated by trying to change their spending habits. They assume it will make them miserable. Really though they can make all kinds of changes that will save them money and it all just becomes habit.

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  6. Brian

    That’s a pretty great experience! I’m going to watch the video as soon as I get into work. I was downtown at the fireworks last night so I didn’t get the chance to see it live – glad I don’t have to force you to hand it over!

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    1. Jeremy

      Yeah now I’ll be that much more comfortable for my next tv interview lol. It was a lot less intimidating having it in my apartment. If it was in a studio it would be a lot more overwhelming. I hope the novelty selling at the fireworks went well.

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    1. Jeremy

      Thanks Khaleef. I think it should help my blog a fair bit. It will probably be limited initial exposure, but I’m sure I can find ways to leverage it.

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    1. Jeremy

      haha….well I think it’ll be a long time before anyone is filming me chopping veggies. So I won’t be doing it so haphazardly for a while.

      Traffic from his was so-so since they only show the url in the middle, but hey now I can say I was on the local news.

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  7. Jason @ WorkSaveLive

    Congrats Jeremy! I hope you get some extra traffic to the site!! Maybe I missed it but did they mention your blog name?

    That’s the first time I’ve heard your voice and your accent is awesome!

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    1. Jeremy

      lol I hate hearing my voice on tv. Why isn’t the same as the voice in my head?? I thought they missed mentioning my blog name at all, but when they start the actual interview it’s in subtitles at the bottom. Next time I’ll have to insist they say it aloud too.

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  8. Liquid

    Great interview (^_^) You’ve made some very valid points. I think reality hits everyone sooner or later. The young adults of today who aren’t saving anything and still expect to retire early will eventually realize they have to lower their expectations :) Lol, I heard someone chuckling in the background after you mentioned you’re naturally cheap.

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    1. Jeremy

      I had better points written down in my notes beforehand lol. That was Elaine Yong the interviewer laughing about me being cheap. It was just me, her and the cameraman.

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  9. Jacob @ iheartbudgets

    Well done! You’re a TV star now! It’s great that you were featured in a spotlight to help advise a younger generation on the value of saving, because God knows, we need it!

    Since you’re famous and all, can I have an autographed picture of you next to the newslady? ;)

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    1. Jeremy

      hahah….sure you can have an autographed photo. That’s $9.95 plus shipping and handling :) Hey I gotta cash in on this somehow.

      It was good that I was contributing to positive tips for the younger generation. I do really like helping people.

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    1. Jeremy

      lol I think most of the new readers are people who know me offline. The url was shown too briefly for most people to notice. I promote other bloggers enough that they should find you guys.

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    1. Jeremy

      I dunno…after they saw me chopping veggies I might’ve blown my chance lol. I might have to cut that part out for my acting portfolio :P No it would be cool to get in the press again. I think a newspaper mention might be better though since the url or blog name would be right in front of them to not miss.

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    1. Jeremy

      Honestly I think we can reach young Canadians via blogs easier. Most just keep too busy to watch the news. While they’re online though we have a better chance of catching their attention. We just have to work hard at getting exposure on social media and other websites.

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    1. Jeremy

      Thanks Shilpan. I thought I would do much worse. I was even initially leaning towards declining it thinking I wouldn’t be able to do a good job with it.

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    1. Jeremy

      Damnit I knew I forgot something! ;)
      I think they would’ve cut that part out anyway. They asked a bunch of questions and just took the best quotes from that.

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