Why You Should Become a Personal Finance Blogger
May 4, 2007
Writing about personal finance will definitely help you learn about money. Lazy Man lists ten ways personal finance blogging has helped him with money. Here are thirteen lucky reasons, in no particular order, that you should become a personal finance blogger:
- You can answer your friends questions at work about their 401k investments.
- You can win financial “discussions” with your spouse.
- You know what the news guy means when he says the DOW and NASDAQ are up.
- You can hold your own when people discuss stocks at cocktail hour.
- You will have the best rewards credit card there is.
- You won’t fall for the car salesman’s tactics next time you buy a car.
- An emergency fund will actually be something you starting contributing to instead of just reading about.
- You still won’t read all the fine print on financial forms but you’ll have an idea what they say.
- You’ll learn enough about saving and investing that you can explain the concepts to your friends, family, and random people you meet on the bus.
- If you practice what you preach you’ll have a better financial plan and more financial security than before you wrote about money.
- You’ll make extra money by selling advertising on your website.
- You will meet cool people all across the country who also like to talk/write about money.
- A Google search for “personal finance blogs” only returns 124K hits. The world needs more personal finance writers, there just aren’t enough!
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