I have found that while I have many great tips and ideas to share with you, many other great finance bloggers have good things to share from their experiences as well. Over the next few weeks, I am going to periodically post a short interview with another finance blogger. Some of the questions will be the same across all interviews and will give us a perspective of how multiple people tackled the same problems. Other questions are tailored just to the featured blogger.
To start, here is an interview with Evan from My Journey to Millions. He is 27, married, and is a licensed attorney and insurances salesman in New York.
How did you get started in personal finance blogging? What was your inspiration?
Like now, I comment A LOT, so after a while I figured if Flexo, Jonathon from MyMoneyBlog, and LazyMan can step out of the shells and share with the world (albeit anonymously) why can't I? So with zero knowledge of website design or programming I started up a site.
I actually agonized over names for weeks before pulling the trigger. I didn't want a name that limited me to write whatever I felt like.
What changed in your financial life after you were married that was a surprise?
That I was accountable to someone. I don't have the kind of wife that I can just do whatever I want when it comes to our financial situation…that's not flying in The Evan household. So that was a bit of a shocker.
If you can instill one financial value in your children in the future, what would it be?
Personal Finances at its most basic is not difficult – if you spend more than you earn you will literally get no where in life.
What is the biggest personal finance lesson you learned the hard way?
I think it is an on going lesson for me, but I never realized how much my parents spent on raising us and how lucky I was to have parents that could afford not all the extras but some.
Outside of blogging, what has been the biggest change you made to your financial life that made a difference? (i.e. making more money, frugal changes, budgeting, investing)
100% Making more money – what could you do with a focus and a couple hundred bucks side money each work?