Who am I to Give Money Advice?

I find myself asking that question every time I sit down to write a post. I asked myself that a thousand times before I ever sat down to write a post. It kept me from starting this blog for about 6 months before I finally realized I was asking the wrong question. I’m not anyone to give financial advice, and I don’t plan on it. I just want to tell my story.

I’m a high school graduate. I’m a very hardworking, goal-oriented person. I rarely work less than 50 hours a week and the vast majority of that is spent doing manual labor. In my family, we were taught that having money is somehow a bad thing. People who were “rich” were crooked, they stole it, or they still had the first nickel they ever made clasped between their buttcheeks. Over time, largely through the teachings of Dave Ramsey, I rid myself of that mentality and I’d consider it a great service to the world if I can stomp that line of reasoning out of even one more person’s mind.

“Advice” can mean a lot of things. When someone has something you want like a strong marriage, wealth, or great kids for example, you may ask that person… How did you do that? What’s your secret? It may seem a subtle difference but what I’m attempting to do here is simply tell the story of my wife and I’s journey toward our financial goals, as we go through it. I’m not sitting here at my keyboard looking to give you all the answers to be exactly like me, and I’m not pretending to have any secrets. I’m certainly not reflecting back on my few accomplishments like a paragon of worldly wisdom here to share what a smashing success we’ve been. I want to share this journey with anyone who has the interest in following along, so that we can learn together from our mistakes and interact with people who may be at a similar phase in their financial journey. That being said, if there are people out there who desire to be where we are in our journey, who are possibly deeply in debt or in some way see themselves as “behind” where we currently are… all the better if they read what we have to say and get an ounce of inspiration out of it.

I am not a full-time blogger or an “internet presence” of any kind. My wife and I work 2 jobs each and made all of the usual mistakes with money as we got started together in our married life. We plan to document the day-to-day of our journey from a couple of kids who were stupid with our money to hopefully one day…a couple of adults…who are significantly less stupid with our money. If that’s something that interests you we’d love to have you along for the ride.

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If you’ve ever asked yourself the same question, or have any thoughts or opinions you’d like to share please leave a comment!

2 thoughts on “Who am I to Give Money Advice?

  1. There are things you share that nobody else can because you are uniquely qualified to share your journey. I thought that was a great post and refreshingly honest.

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    1. Thanks so much for the positive feedback! I agree… we may not all be experts in whatever field we choose to speak on but we’re all the world’s foremost expert on our own story. No problem with sharing that.

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