A New Podcast Designed to Help You Improve as a Long Term Investor

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 Peter Lazaroff By: Peter Lazaroff

After several years of deliberation, I’m finally launching a podcast. I’m excited to introduce you to The Long Term Investor, a financial podcast designed to distill complex topics into easily digestible lessons and make you a better investor.

New episodes will drop every Wednesday across all podcast platforms. I released a handful of episodes already, so you don’t have to wait to tune in. Just head to iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you listen to podcasts to start listening.

And if you feel so inclined, please rate and review the show. Doing so makes it easier for others to find my podcast, and I highly value your feedback.

As always, my number-one goal is to help you feel more confident about your finances and make smart decisions with your money. Hearing from you on the topics I cover is an important part of achieving that objective.

Why I’m Starting a Podcast

I genuinely enjoy writing, but I realize that many people find audio more convenient.

Reading requires you to stop everything else and focus exclusively on the task of consuming a single piece of content. Podcasts, on the other hand, can be consumed while you’re doing something else.

Podcast episodes are portable and allow you to engage in other tasks that you find meaningful or essential. Maybe that’s driving, exercising, cleaning, or cooking – you can do all of these things while still consuming great content in audio form. If anything, listening to a podcast enriches those tasks.

Audio is also far more intimate. Writers often talk about the importance of having “their voice” show up within their words. With a podcast, you literally hear my voice. And being directly in listeners’ ears creates a more intimate experience that writing can never achieve.

Voice is incredibly personal. It’s part of what makes a podcast the closest way to communicate in a way that feels like actually sitting down with you and having a conversation together.

Don’t worry; I’m not going to stop writing. But I did want to create another avenue to reach people who might not find a blog post as easy to engage with as another format like podcasting.

Why “The Long Term Investor”? The Story Behind the Show

When I decided to start a podcast, I explored a few different concepts and formats. As part of that process, I cycled through a number of potential names.

But the story of how I settled on The Long Term Investor is much older than my initial desire to create my own show. The name itself dates back to 2016 when I was launching my website.

At the time, I was obsessing over choosing the perfect name for my website. Most of my favorite bloggers had a catchy name and URL, so the pressure was on. I purchased several domains for no more than a couple dollars each, but I ultimately launched my blog with my own name as the domain (www.peterlazaroff.com).

That was uncommon at the time, but has become a popular choice and one that I’m really happy about. Consequently, I let my ownership of these domains expire, but I held on to one just in case I wanted to use it later.

That domain was www.thelongterminvestor.com.

The reason I liked the name for the podcast is that being a long term investor doesn’t only apply to a portfolio. You can invest in your personal finances, health, knowledge, mentality, and so on. There are many areas of your life that benefit when you commit to them over time.

While I expect the podcast to be mostly about investing and personal finance, I do hope to occasionally cross into topics that venture outside that swim lane, too.

What to Expect from the Podcast

I recorded the first handful of episodes in advance of the launch on evergreen topics that should be useful no matter when they are consumed. That’s what you’ll find available right now.

Next up, you’ll hear a series of episodes where I walk through the three major sections of my personal finance book, Making Money Simple.

To be clear, I’m not going to read the book to you. Instead, I’m going to highlight some of my favorite passages and outline the important concepts of each section.

Once that series wraps up, I expect future episodes to tackle a new topic each week for 10-15 minutes before transitioning to answer specific questions I receive from listeners.

If you want to submit a question for a future episode of the show, you can do that here.

By the fall, I intend to add some other voices into the mix. I plan to invite a guest on the show every month, which should result in some really fascinating conversations that I think you’ll enjoy.

I’ve come to learn with all forms of content creation that perfect is the enemy of done. These first few episodes represent work that I'm glad I put out there, but I’ll probably be experimenting quite a bit early on to find my groove.

How You Can Help

The most helpful thing anyone can do is rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts.

Reviews will help the show grow and reach new listeners. Even just a few quick thoughtful sentences and a rating make a big difference.

Beyond helping others find the show, your reviews will also help me understand what’s working and what’s not. I’m excited to improve and develop as a podcast host as I learn, and you can help me do that by sharing what you think.

Another thing that is helpful is submitting a question for me to answer on my podcast page.

Thank you for reading (and listening) to the content I create.

To long term investing!

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This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and should not be used as investment, tax, legal or accounting advice. All investing involves risk. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against a loss. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors.

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