Congratulations. You clicked on this post, which means to some degree you’re curious about bettering your financial life — or you hoped this would be a catty, sarcastic take-down of financial professionals. Apologies to those who wished for the later. Many financial professionals are great at their jobs and don’t just push clients to purchase products to score a commission.
Personal finance bloggers exist because they have an intrinsic interest in money and hope to share their passion with others. Some start blogging as a way to stay accountable while paying off debt. Others start because they’ve always been good with money and hope to share their knowledge with the financially illiterate. A select group of bloggers worked on Wall Street or managed hedge funds or work as certified financial planners.
Regardless of background, personal finance bloggers primarily start their sites because they’re interested in making a change in the world — not for cashing a paycheck.
The beauty of the personal finance blogging community is the diversity. No matter your question, there is likely a blog dedicated to the topic you’re exploring.
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