Do you ever wonder what makes me tick? What causes me to continually write posts and maintain this website day in and day out? Is it solely because I enjoy talking about finances? Is it because I enjoy writing? Or, is it because of the recent monetary benefits? While I do delight in each of these areas, it is not the real reason for the existence of this website.
I have a passion to teach others what they may not already know in their personal finances. I believe that every one of us can overcome debt and become wealthy in the future. But, someone needs to show them how. Rather than wait for that someone, I decided that I would throw my hat in the ring. I believe that I can help you. That is the reason for this site.
140 subscribers is a great number, but in order to truly make a difference (with what I described above), that number needs to be more like 10,000, and I won’t stop until I get there. For now, my goal is to reach 1,154 subscribers by April, 2012. I’m leaving that as my goal, but that is just a small step in the stairway to 10,000. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy the ride.
In order to pursue my passion of reaching 10,000 subscribers, I’m really going to have to step it up a notch. Every single thing I do on this site has to relate directly to you, the reader. Each article will have to teach you something new and keep you motivated toward your end goal of becoming debt free (of financially free). Each page will have to have useful tools that will guide you in the right direction. And, each eBook release I have will have to strike you in such a way that you decide to make a large change in your life, and live like no one else!
Do you know how many books and eBooks there are about getting out of debt? It certainly isn’t a bad thing, but here’s how I see it:
Picture a stairwell with a thick coat of ice at the top. The ice obviously makes the decent down the stairs nearly impossible, causing many to slip and fall. In order to make the fall less painful, there is a man that chooses to quickly coach those that are already falling, and instructs them how to fall to minimize their injury. He is praised and adored by many, because he has saved quite a large number of people from breaking bones and bruising limbs. Good for him, but why not just block off the top of the stairwell?
What I’m trying to say is, rather than teach those that have already gotten into debt how to get out, why don’t we also teach people how to avoid debt in the first place?? That is what I plan to do with my new eBook. It is still very early in the process, but I plan to have it complete by July 31, 2011. There will be more details to come in the near-future.
- April 2011 Financial Goals Update (Mom’s Plan)
- Getting Out Of Debt (Buy Like Buffett)
- Power Saving Technology that Helps You Save Money on Energy (Sustainable PF)
- Is the Bull Market In Silver Finished? (101 Centavos)
- Market Timing And The Myth of Loss Aversion (Financially Consumed)
- Dealing with Advertiser Criticism (Budgeting in the Fun Stuff)
- When Being Generous Doesn’t Pay Off (youngandthrifty.ca)
- Wow..Debt Really is a Motivator (First Gen American)
- Can You Live Off Your Dividends? (The Dividend Ninja)
- Highest Speed Limits (Frugal Zeitgeist)
- Tips For Setting Priorities And Getting The Right Things Done (Everyday Tips and Thoughts)
- The Money Aspect of Piracy (The Amateur Financier)
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.