Today is the 51st edition of our periodic guest post series called 10 Questions and a Pizza Place. (The 1500′s are pizza fanatics.) We have a list of 17 questions we pose to fellow financial bloggers, and they are free to pick and choose 10 or answer all 17. Let us know if you would like to be featured in a future edition of 10 Questions. Note: We’ll be switching up our questions and starting a new feature in January of 2015. Stay tuned…
While The Wealth Sergeant was never in the military, doesn’t have real chevrons, and doesn’t carry a gun, he does have: two finance degrees, $0 in consumer debt, and a passion for helping people in financial distress and people who just need some personal finance knowledge.
I really like what The Sergeant had to say about how cars epitomize consumerism. I have come to believe that cars are the biggest mistake most people make, myself included (2 new vehicle purchases/40K flushed down the toilet).
Also, shout out to Macs! Mine doesn’t have a solid state hard drive and is still going strong 7 years later.
Tell me about your blog and why it’s great.
TheWealthSgt.com is really a blog about the freedom that comes with financial comfort. Not everyone has the luxury of a financial education, but everyone has the power to learn and grow. What I try to focus on is teaching about the basics of personal finance and helping people understand what to consider when making financial decisions. I noticed so many blogs out there are just lists of “easy fixes” or “ways to save”. We all know that cable is expensive and at the end of the day we probably don’t need it, but I really want to go beyond that and develop a basic understanding of finance. My blog is relatively new and therefore is growing day by day, but it came out of a very organic frustration with financial advisers preying on my friends and family. They were charging unnecessary fees that would ultimately result in them working many years more than they need to. I felt there were aspects that I could bring to the financial blogging community which are currently underrepresented. I have two finance degrees and several years experience in the credit card industry.
What is the worst financial mistake you made?
The worst financial mistake I ever made is truly embarrassing. Continue reading