This is my introduction blog post. Over the years I have developed this strange obsession passion for personal and small business finance. Daily, I find myself reading or watching something related to finance. I think my passion for finance started at an early age when my parents opened up savings accounts for my brother and me. There wasn’t much in those accounts, but hey, they made us aware of finances early on. I even vaguely remember conversations with them about interest rates on savings accounts. I don’t recall if they actually used the words “interest rates”, but they explained to me that if I put a certain amount in a savings account and didn’t touch it, then the bank would give me a certain amount for letting the money sit there. That was all my 5-year-old mind needed to hear!
Ultimately, I hope to accomplish two things with this blog and would like to accomplish them with blog posts that are concise and simple to understand for all readers. Those two goals are to:
Although openly speaking about financial situations seems to be taboo, I hope my blog will allow people to talk more openly about their situations and make some changes. I’ve made some financial mistakes along the way (I still beat myself up about some of them) and simply wish someone had advised me sooner – I guess my overall purpose for this blog is to be that “someone” I wish I had.
I would like to end this introduction by saying that I do not consider myself to have all the answers when it comes to personal and small business finance. I am still learning in my 30s (very much open to learning as much as I can) and still making financial mistakes, but the mistakes seem to be less drastic than the ones I made in my 20s. With that being said, if you have any questions or feedback for any of my posts that can help me and others going forward, please do not hesitate to comment and let me know.
None of us is as smart as all of us – Japanese Proverb
I am a personal and small business finance enthusiast with a deep interest in making people's lives a little easier with financial tips and advice.