Writing about ideas is cathartic for me. I spend a lot of time writing about financial products, telling financial stories, or explaining financial concepts. Writing within that structure makes me a sharper thinker and a better writer. But it's not an outlet for my ideas.
This post is an outlet for an idea that's been germinating for so long that it's become alcohol in my brain. I have to get it out, or I'll never be able to function again.
You don't have to read it. The post is for me. In it, I'll try to explain why I don't think you have to be a big lefty to care about poor people and their finances.
I don't post much about saving money on groceries. Please note, I'm pro saving money on groceries. But I'm mostly anti writing blog posts on saving money on groceries. Here's why: soup and leftovers.
My goodness people, soup and leftovers are gross! Stop suggesting them!
Instead of suggesting that you reheat putrid chunks from rubbermaid containers, I will offer you a framework for cutting grocery costs given your culinary priorities. No cabbage soup required.
Are you ill suited to investing in the stock market? If you are, you need not fear that you're destined to a life of misery in old age. Plenty of people can become wealthy without putting a dime on Wall Street. I've come up with 31 alternative investments that aren't scams. Enjoy!
I'm pretty smart. When it comes to investing money, intellect is dangerous. You see, everyone who invests money is smart. Trying to outsmart the smarty-pants leads to pissing contests and losing money. To convince myself away from active trading, I'm going to explain everything that I know to be true about financial markets.
Here we go.
I'm a wife, a mom, an employee, and a personal finance nerd who is devoted to spreadsheeting my way through life.