- May 11, 2015
It wasn't just that the podcasters weren't particularly knowledgeable in this area. Pete started the show by doing a mini-rant about people who have other points of view. In fact, he was essentially angry that other people advise not financing DVC purchases. They then took a moment to go around the room and explain why people who felt that were wrong.Let's also be fair to the DIS podcasters. Most people out there are pretty oblivious to their personal finances. DIS podcasters are not in the business of being financial advisors, and the expectation shouldn't be to receive sound financial advise from them. I personally think their financial "advise" is pretty atrocious, but that doesn't mean it comes from a place where they are trying to take advantage of people to line their own pockets. They may simply be unknowledgeable in this area as many others are.
This is a perfect example of what I mean by how this podcast is different from "normal" DIS podcasts. Normally, Pete is very careful to always point out that they are presenting one point of view and that other people have differing, equally valid, points of view. In this case, not only did he not say that, but they essentially mocked anyone who would suggest you should not finance DVC. They didn't just offer one perspective. They said "we're right and you're wrong" and then went on to present, in depth, all the different ways to go about financing DVC.