Know Your Blogger Series
Check out our Q&A with FI for the People 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 FI for the People, learn about the author, and learn personal finance tips from FI for the People to help you improve your financial situation.
A big thanks for FI for the People for this interview! Now, we will turn it over to the author for this interview.
Tell us about FI for the People
What makes you and your blog unique?
- the value and importance of increasing the spread (in the right direction, of course) between earnings and expenses—no matter the amount—to in turn expand the number of options available to you
- the vast benefits of contrarian thinking, and questioning everything
- practicing constant gratitude
- lessons I’ve learned the hard way, as to renting v. buying, simply saving v. actively investing, and paying off lotsa debt, among many other things
- any number of other similarly trashy tabloid-worthy topics.
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?
- Law School Broke Me – A brief history of how law school wrecked me financially, but also led me to taking invaluable courses at the School of Life
- The Pursuit of Happiness – Thoughts on what sorts of bright, shiny “things” are worth chasing after
- How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Part One) and (Part Two) – OK, I’m cheating here. These are two blog posts, which the math-whizzes amongst you will note, puts me over the “three” in the question. But they’re of a piece, and list several ways to do well in your job without being any sort of superhero or making much effort.
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?
What are your favorite personal finance blogs and bloggers you have been inspired by?
In your opinion, what’s better? Renting a place or buying a house to live?
What’s a non-money related interest you have and what do you love about it?
Why do you believe learning about money and caring about personal finance is important?
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Thank you for reading this interview, and thank you, FI for the People, for providing us with some great personal finance tips!