About this Blog:
It seems that most personal finance money information is aimed at a select demographicâ€” middle-aged-men working corporate jobs. Guess what? There are plenty of us out there who are neither middle-aged, men, nor working in the corporate world. What about us?
This blog is aimed at those people (aka â€œthe rest of usâ€). It will focus on
financial money advice for young people (under thirty), women, and non-profit and government employees (the people who will most likely never get rich through company stock options or a CEO position). It will also discuss money issues that other minority groups–i.e. GLBT people– face.
My nameâ€™s Elizabeth. Iâ€™m in my early 20â€™s and am currently employed at a non-profit and am also in graduate school (in the social sciences) in Washington, DC. I have no formal financial training. In 9th grade I took a business course, if that counts for anything. (9th grade business class = fake stock market and a presentation about Hershey Kiss advertising.) Everything I know is based off of my own reading and experience. I am debt-free, have a high-interest bank account, a mutual fund, a Roth-IRA, a 403(b), and own several stocks.Â I accomplished this by making fiscally sound decisions and saving “slowly but surely.”Â I am still young and still learning; but what is important is that I have a strong desire to be financially independent.
A final note: I donâ€™t like the term â€œpersonal finance.â€ It sounds scary. Few people want to learn about personal finance. But who doesnâ€™t want to talk about money!?
A final final note: Though I say this site is aimed at those who are young, women, or non-profit employees; the information I write will benefit anyone. I promise.