“You’re writing about what?”
I am 33 years old. I never took my financial life seriously until several years ago. When I learned I was to become a father, I gave myself a crash course education in personal finance. Now I look around and see that a lot of people my age, and even more younger than me, don’t have a clue about how to manage their money or live within their means. Personal finance blogs have proven a consistently useful resource for me, and I thought that writing about my own finances would keep me motivated towards my goals, and perhaps accidentally help someone else.
For years I’ve wanted to go back through my music collection and review every album that I own. Why? I don’t know, other than I love music and love writing, and felt this was a worthy exercise to fuse the two and get some nostalgic kicks along the way.
Mine is not a generation of savers. We discovered credit early, restraint late, and may not have had the best financial role models. Or maybe we did, but didn’t listen anyway. We are a generation largely without pensions. We are accumulators. We aren’t good at planning for the future. We certainly don’t plan for retirement. This is blog is my way of making sure that I do.
I realize that discussions of personal finance and rock & roll don’t exactly seem a likely duo.
The short version is this: I’m a writer that needs to be writing, and I haven’t been. So I decided to combine a few points of interest into one blog, just to get the juices going. I’m convinced, barely, that this could actually turn out interesting. Perhaps even informative. Or informating. Which isn’t even a thing. Yet.
For the longer version, see my original post.
In the meantime, if you see something you like, keep reading. Drop a comment, for that matter. I’ve got over 500 albums to cut through, so I imagine this could take awhile.