Hi faithful readers,
I wanted to let you know that I am finally giving my blog some direction. I have long believed that I could use a blog in the personal finance space to help new parents navigate the choppy waters of raising a family, growing a career, and trying not to go broke, but I wasn't sure how I was going to do that.
As with any project where I'm involved, the best way for me to start was to simply start. Which I did nearly 8 months ago. Since then, I've been faithfully writing 2-3 times a week mostly about topics related to my personal finance journey. These stories are incredibly fun for me to write, and I've built some wonderful connections in the blogging world as a result of the writing that I've been doing.
However, I've found that the stories themselves are only a launchpad into the help that people need. Which is why I'm giving more shape to Unplanned Finance. Going forward, I will post less frequently (once or twice per week), but some of the content will be longer form.
The topics that I plan to address in the future include:
How To Adult (Financial guides on things like investing, choosing life and health insurance, budgeting and more).
Career and relationship advice (Career advice is rarely contextualized by the relationships it affects, but if we didn't have relationships we would all have huge careers. My goal is to illuminate the choices that you have to make, so that choices don't happen to you).
Money and marriage (Money fights and other money issues are still the number one cause of divorce in the United States, and I want to help equip couples to navigate their finances together in a way that promotes marital harmony instead of leading to marital discord).
Raising adults who make wise choices (The number one money and kid related topic that I worry about is whether or not my kids will make wise choices as adults. I don't care if they can save up for an iPad when they are ten. It doesn't matter. What matters is whether or not they can and will make wise choices as adults).
Money stories (As if I was going to stop blathering about money anytime soon).
I hope that you will continue to read and give valuable feedback, so I can know whether or not I'm helping you.
Thanks for all your support on this unplanned journey,
PS- My little sister is wondering if I will revamp the site architecture, and the answer is not until I have more time or more money. I'm sorry.
I'm a wife, a mom, an employee, and a personal finance nerd who is devoted to spreadsheeting my way through life.