Personal Finance Geek

I spent a good portion of today painting the balcony which gave me time to think. Now having the time to think would usually be thought of as a good opportunity – a time to relax and possibly think about all those vacations that I want to take in the future. I, on the other hand, spent the entire time thinking about personal finances and why people find personal finances rather boring. This, of course, revealed a number of things:

  • It’s probably natural that most people find personal finances boring
  • That means that I really am a personal finance geek
  • Worse yet, I have gone beyond my father in the realm of geekdom which is not a good place to be (does anyone ever imagine that th
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    5 Responses to Personal Finance Geek

    1. Mike says:

      Hi Jeff,

      I have found your posts to be entertaining — certainly enough for personal finance. I don’t think anyone who’s serious about finance expects rolling-on-the-floor hilarity and you do a good job of keeping things readable, interesting, and informative.

      I must say that the video blog entries, while novel, are something that I would prefer to not see become a frequent event. I typically surf the web while watching TV or at work, and needing to put-on headphones or stop the Tivo to listen to the post can be minorly bothersome. Also, it’s hard to search for the content contained in the videos.

      However, if you could combine the videos *with* a normal post, say to reinforce a concept or demonstrate something, that would be fantastic and where I think that you’d get the most value.

      Otherwise, just keep doing what you’ve been doing!


    2. pfadvice says:

      Points well taken…the plan has always been to make the videos a compliment to the written posts for those that would like to get the information in another way.

    3. Jeff says:

      hmm.. I liked the wood look better =o
      nice house though!

    4. pfadvice says:

      It look really strange with just the wood – didn’t match the rest of the house at all.

    5. SMB says:

      The balcony looks great! I’m a PF geek myself (by the way, shortening “personal finance” to “PF,” as in “PF blogger,” “PF magazines,” etc., is a sign of being a personal finance geek, I think).

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