Does the world need another personal finance blog?

How does this work?  I type in some stuff in the computer and people will read it?!  Well maybe.

What is my main motivation behind launching this site?

This is mainly a diary for me.  I do love reading other personal finance blogs and follow along their progress and sometimes adventures.  I am planning on using this site to catalog our own progress and share some of our experiments.  I think it will be very cool to look back years from now and see where we were and see how we got to be where we are (good or bad).

Learning new skills.  I am blown away by some of the quality articles out there and by the writing skills of their author.  I am an engineer by trade which means I am barely good at writing technical reports and that’s it.  I do hope to develop some writing skills through this diary but I won’t hold myself to any particular standards otherwise I know I will never take the time to add content out of fear and embarrassment.  Besides writing, I am excited to learn how to build a website and other associated tasks.

A place to collect my favorite content.  I will also use this as my little hub for all my favorite contents including blogs, books, articles, how-to.

What else?

I likely won’t have any original ideas.  What do I mean by that?  Let’s be honest, anything you ever wanted to learn about finances is already out there and not hard to find with a little bit of research.  The information was also readily available before the internet existed!  But what I can do is share what I am doing and review what’s working and what is not.  Personal finance is just that, personal!

Accountability.  Basic human psychology tells us that we are more likely to stick to goals if we share them with others or write them down.  Well I don’t know if anyone else will be reading this but at least I am writing them down.  I do love the community that’s out there and follow many people already.  Sadly as you may know this isn’t a topic that excites your family and friends.

To answer the question of this post:

No! Another personal finance blog is not necessary. But but but….. There is a lot of misinformation and misconceptions when it comes to money in this country.  This could be a whole topic for another post!  Therefore I do believe that it can’t hurt to show yet another example of a family being intentional with their money decisions.  This might sound cheesy, but I do hope to enlighten a few people that might stumble on this blog and simply spark an interest in them to look further into financial independence.

That does it fore me!  I guess this is my first official “blog post”.  I feel like balloons and fireworks should be blowing up on my screen right now! No?!