Leading with Their Wallets – Personal Finance Leaders

January 11, 2007

Lazy Man and Money listed his five favorite personal finance bloggers yesterday. I read all of the sites he listed regularly and pretty much concur with his assessment of each. As I thought about the commonalities among these sites I remembered a special report on leadership from October’s U.S. News & World Report that listed common traits of leaders:

The 5 Traits of Leadership
1) Pursing their vision with passion
2) Practicing solid values
3) Leading with their hearts as well as their heads
4) Establishing connected relationships
5) Demonstrating self-discipline

Thank You!
From what I’ve seen, or read, the people highlighted have become some of the leaders in the personal finance blogging arena by exhibiting these traits. In a world of consumers gone wild, it’s nice to see people setting good examples and offering little islands of sanity in a sea of debt and speculation. Thanks to these bloggers for a job well done Boston Gal, Flexo, J.D., Trent, and Jim.

In honor of bloggers like these, and there are many more, I launched a contest a few days ago to encourage people to share which personal finance blogs gave them FinanceSpiration in 2006. The lucky winner gets a free financial consultation with a financial planner from Beacon Advisors.

There has been only one entry so far, the odds of winning look pretty good! Actually, Lazy Man’s post is a great example of an entry so Lazy Man, consider yourself entered.

If a personal finance blogger inspired you in 2006 let me know about it today via my contact form or write about it on your own site. Hurry, the contest ends on 1/22! To keep up to date on contest developments, subscribe to my feed.


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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2 Responses to Leading with Their Wallets – Personal Finance Leaders

  • Lazy Man and Money

    Well done applying the leadership angle. It was really difficult to keep this list down to five.


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