Why I want to start sharing about finances

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I’ve never written about finances on my blog before. I’m changing that now for a few big reasons.

I believe being intentional with money is an important aspect of living a happy life.

Which is NOT to say that I believe more money equals more happiness.

Having money might not make you happy, but not having enough money will make you miserable.

Working a stressful job does not add to happiness.

Taking the time to figure out one’s priorities and really consider financial goals and plans is important. It’s important to question which things and experiences in life are worth trading your time (life) spent working and which aren’t.

Working towards a life with financial stability and prioritizing the things, experiences or people that are important to YOU does increase happiness.

That’s the first reason I want to write about finances right now. The second has to do with the current global economic situation.

The economic changes and uncertainty of the COVID-19 era have impacted almost everyone.

I feel very fortunate because the things I’ve done over the last several years have put me in a position where I don’t have to really worry about my financial situation right now. I’m not set for life or anything, but I could weather being unemployed for several months without any real change to my lifestyle.

I know there are people out there struggling right now and if I can share tips or ideas that will help someone I want to do that.

There are also a lot of lessons to be learned right not about making financial plans that will hold up to emergency situations. I want to use this as a time to analyze the things I do and change some of them.

Passing on what I’ve learned

I’ve read quite a few personal finance blogs and had some good (and bad) role models over the years and they’ve had a big impact on me. I want to pass that on.

There is so much useful information out there from small, practical tips to changing one’s perspective, goals and outlook about money.

(I know personal finance can sound like a dry topic, but it’s deeply meaningful when you make the connection to how it lets you live the life you want.)

I want my blog to reflect the things that I am passionate about.

My goal is to share the things that I’ve found that interest me or improve my life.

Sometimes this makes me feel like I have topics that are all over the place. In the end, it’s more important to me to have the flexibility to write about what is important to me at the moment than to keep on a specific topic.

Often my finances are on auto-pilot to some degree. At times, I also get extra energy or motivation to apply to them and make spurts of progress. Like the time I first started really tracking all of my expenses in a spreadsheet or when I got brave, started a retirement account and began learning how to invest.

Recently, I’ve been on one of those little bursts of energy when I start reviewing everything and trying to see where I can make tweaks. Since it’s what’s on my mind, it’s something I want to write about and share.

Read my last post on how reading FIRE blogs changed my life.

5 Responses

  1. Good for you Kyla, you’re a good girl.Finances good most important topic.most of us headed who hate liars,creeps that believe they have a legal rite to ruin people’s lives by ruining their finances,such as premier demon possed,Thruodoe keeps money people worked for, Major thug Major liar will face God Almighty why we ho do you Thrdoe think you r,God will ask that he stolen another man’s paycheck.To low,lowest of low life
    .. Truly a coward pig not a man a Savage low life,SCUM,took the people’s of Canada. Vengeance is God Almighty s he will repay Trudo of China, oh no Canada.

  2. I mention God said owe no man nothing but love.debt sum kill themselves over.not normal to be in debt
    To think the debt run up in less than a year in USA, ON PURPOSE,I don’t expect to as a nation to recover from these foolish people paid to start trouble not to work not to protect.only to destroy,destroy our dreams,crush our desires with more mortifying decisions to rob,kill an destroy.Charles Swab,Bill Sleazy Gates
    .these are the ones who are out to destroy people’s passion for life for anything, worth livin4.They r lawless they do what they want they want us to own nothing,do nothing,and like it.They are foul,forward the worse scum I have ever seen in my life.why would any1 partake in a untested jab put together by pushed by,Clinton’s , Obama’s,Trump, scumbag coachroach Fauchi.omg do we have a future in America? No rite now I don’t c it I see death, I look at who is involved, wicked scum I believe will ever have walked the Earth.Bill Gates all the men an woman who becom billionaires cus of their wickedness, drug pushers,thugs con men liars like their father Satan.Amen

  3. God given,his callings God does not take away, gifts an callings he put on us earlier, they r 4good. I new at 5,6,7.

  4. You r passionate about much, choose one thing smithing that moved you at earliest days of your life, that’s it whatever it was, still their in you do that desire that moved you them,is still with you that you know what it is that’s is,Give that all you got, that that you were passionate ABOUT then.you know.

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