You inspired me to start this blog. For the longest time, I had kept all of my discoveries and struggles in navigating personal finance to myself, unless someone brought it up. Unfortunately, in society broadly, there is a large reluctance to discuss personal finance with anyone, so my interactions were limited to a few friends. I believe this reluctance arises because money seems like a measure of how much we are worth as individuals. Sister, let me assure you, money and wealth are NOT measures of your worth. Your worth is better measured by how freely you share your skills and talents with others.
So why did I start this blog? In short, I find personal finance exciting, challenging, and invigorating, but I know it can also be intimidating, stressful, and exhausting. Of course, as an economist, I’m better prepared than most to confront these problems. Also, in my heart, I know that you will change the world. Personal finance is necessary, but it is not easy to navigate. Therefore, I want to make something that will help you navigate this tricky world. I believe that by removing the distraction of managing your personal finances, you’ll be able to unleash your potential. You’ll be able to spend your time and money on the issues that matter to you, while knowing that your financial stability is taken care of.
My first step towards that goal is this blog. This will be a central repository of the knowledge I have gained, as well as a place for you to get answers to your nagging questions that I might not even think to ask.
Next, I want to distill everything in this blog into something you can use and trust. I don’t want you to worry about your finances unless you desire to. As I’ve delved deeper into the world of personal finance, I have found quagmires of bad advice and bad products that hurt people in the long run. You shouldn’t have to worry about falling into these traps, which is why I’m working hard now to build something to ensure you avoid those pitfalls. I’m building this for you. I will create a product that will handle your bills, retirement savings, loan payments, and help ensure that you have enough money to reach your financial goals. Once those are taken care of, you can spend the left over money on what matters to you. What’s important to me is that you (and hopefully others) can put your financial worries behind you and focus on unleashing your potential on issues and goals that matter to you.