The question that I hope every single one of you is asking yourself before you start reading (and believing) what someone is saying on the internet is “Who is this guy?”. That is the question I want to answer with this introductory post. I don’t hope to convince you that I am the person you should listen to, but I hope that you can make an informed decision on whether or not I am someone you want to listen to.
So who am I? First and foremost, I am a husband to an amazing wife and the father to two children (both red headed boys if that matters to you). I think that is important to mention for two reason. One, family is the perspective I am coming from, so if you are a single, high earning bachelor(ette) then this is probably not the blog for you to read. Two, this shows that I have been there. I make those daily decisions on how I am going to make ends meet to provide for my family. I’m in the trenches. I’m trying to figure this thing out called family one step at a time just like you are (presumably).
The second thing that you should know is that I am not technically a financial expert. I have no advanced degrees in money, finances, or investing. I just don’t. That doesn’t mean that I am a moron re-posting click bait on the newest social media site spewing raw sewage as real news. I have learned a lot of lessons from the College of Life (In case you’re wondering our mascot is the Tired Adult) and Zig Ziglar’s Automobile University. (Neither of these are actual centers of higher education by the way). That being said, I have what is called a “lay man’s understanding” of financial principles. Since my understanding was built organically (i.e. not from a textbook) and applied in everyday life I hope that my explanations of somewhat confusing financial topics will be refreshingly simple.
The third thing is that this is not my job. I am a social studies teacher by profession. I hope that doesn’t scare you. I don’t plan on boring you with dates and places of historical significance. The reason I think this is important for my readers to know is that I plan on explaining these concepts the way that I explain things to my seventh graders. Simply. I hope this makes my blog a little easier to understand for everyone.
Lastly, this is my blog. Though my main goal is to talk about finances, I may from time to time write on other topics that I find interesting or relevant. I will not, however, dive into lifestyle, entertainment or reality TV, so if you don’t care about those things then this might be the blog for you to read.
If you are a new reader and you want to tell me what you’re interested in or something about you then leave a comment below!