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No question, some of the best things about starting a blog that dabbles in personal finance are the relationships I’ve formed with other bloggers. I’ve never been one to hold virtual friendships in high regard, but these are new times, and these are some knowledgeable and, at times, like-minded individuals. The other thing? They also think talking about numbers sounds like a good time.
With these friendships made through Twitter, Google searches, or other social media platforms come the opportunity to discuss topics we’re passionate about, comment on each other’s posts, and guest post occasionally on other sites. It’s good for the readers to get exposed to other points of view and, let’s be honest, it’s nice to share some clicks now and then, too.
I say all of this to introduce a new approach to this week’s posts.
One of the bloggers I’ve talked with recently is Dan from Pennies and Dollars. Dan writes about a wealth (see what I did there?) of personal finance topics ranging from net worth to credit cards and back around to enjoying the debt free journey. He’s also a self-proclaimed millennial, so we share a similar perspective (at least generationally) on how to handle your money. Check out his site and you’ll see what I mean.
Dan and I were exchanging emails recently when the question came up: “What are personal finance bloggers collectively wrong about?” We both thought it was a decent question, so we used that to inspire what you’re in store for this week.
We each wrote a post – independently determining the “1 thing” and then did our best to make the case for why. You’ll see mine on Tuesday and Dan’s on Thursday, and I’m excited to see the reaction.
We want to know if you think we’re crazy, wasting our time, or if we may be on to something with these posts. Either way, let me know if you enjoy this new format. It’s not taking over my posting schedule, but if you guys like it, I’ll reach out to other bloggers and ask different questions to see if we can make this happen once in a while. We’ll each make our case, then let the debate (or agreement) ensue… But who likes agreement, right? Jk, Jk…
So, stay tuned for Tuesday and Thursday this week, and as always:
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