Know Your Blogger Series
You see, the outdoors community, but climbers in particular, are drawn to freedom. We have the Van Life movement, we have the dirtbags, and we have all sorts of folks who completely retool their lives around this sport. I think the fully obsessed climber lifestyle is not well understood outside of this community.
I thought climbers would be particularly drawn to the idea of financial independence. At the time in late 2018, my wife and I were on the final stretch to full FI. I really wanted to share all I had learned, and I thought the best avenue was to preach directly to the climbing community. I didn’t necessarily want to be another voice in the personal finance world, which I believe can be an echo chamber at times.
Check out our Q&A with Clipping Chains here.
During these weekly features, we are hoping to provide a way for you to interact and learn more about different blogs in the personal finance space.
Below, you can read more about the story behind Clipping Chains, learn about the author, and learn personal finance tips from Clipping Chains to help you improve your financial situation.
A big thanks for Clipping Chains for this interview! Now, we will turn it over to the author for this interview.
Tell us about Clipping Chains
What makes you and your blog unique?
What does “being good with your personal finances” mean to you?
What are some habits you practice to keep your personal finances in order?
What are your three articles people should read to get to know you and your message better on your site?
For someone looking to improve their financial situation, what’s your best advice?
What’s an area of your life which has benefited from improving your personal finances? Have there been any areas of your life which have suffered?
Don’t get me wrong: I love life on the road in small doses. My recommendation is to have a clear exit strategy before you go full homeless!
What are your favorite personal blogs and bloggers you have been inspired by?
- Mr. Money Mustache: My gateway drug
- J.L. Collins: That voice. Also has such a way with words for something as boring as investing.
- Mad Fientist: The nerdy hacks. Plus, he seems like a really nice guy without much of an ego.
- Early Retirement Now: Keeping me from running out of money. I feel like Karsten is one of the true brains behind this FIRE operation. He’s one of the only blogs I still read, because I need to hear his opinion from time to time. He’s kind of the Jiminy Cricket of the numbers.
In your opinion, what’s better? Renting a place or buying a house to live?
In your opinion, what’s better? Focusing on increasing your income, or focusing on decreasing your expenses?
What’s a non-money related interest you have and what do you love about it?
How You Can Contact Clipping Chains for More Information
Thank you for reading this interview, and thank you, Clipping Chains, for providing us with some great personal finance tips!
About the Know Your Blogger Series
Each week, Personal Finance Blogs features a personal finance blogger for you to learn more about who is behind the different blogs in the personal finance space.
These interviews also provide different viewpoints and tips for improving your financial situation. Check out a couple other recent interviews below, or see them all of the past blogger features here.