How Do We Get People to Care About Money?

Here’s the thing… All this wonderfully educational how-to content doesn’t mean much if people don’t care to look for it in the first place. As an industry—a community—we’re great at engaging with each other. But how do we engage with people who aren’t already in the conversation? For the people who don’t already care about money, what’s the catalyst? What experiences or events lead someone to think… Money. That’s a thing I’m going to look into. What conversations...

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Personal Finance Stories I’d Love to Read

How to spend money. How to make money. How to save money. How to invest money. Personal finance content tends to be heavy on the how-to guides. And I get it. Cause it’s not like we were taught this stuff in school. But isn’t money about so much… more? Which got me to thinking, what other topics would I like to see addressed in personal finance? Well, here’s a few ideas… – Interviews with immigrants that focus on cultural differences in mindset and expectations...

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When Did We Decide Being “Good at Money” Meant Not Spending It?

Here’s a question… When did we decide being “good at money” meant not spending it? When did that become the goal. The badge of honour. The sign you’ve made it. Congratulations, you’ve arrived at your destination, please exit to your left, the end. I can’t seem to get far into a personal finance blog without reading the words, “I’m going to lose my personal finance card this, but…” or, “bad personal finance expert, but…” because they’d just spent...

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Nobody Cares About Budgets

Welcome to my Saturday morning stream of consciousness.  Excited? You should be. Why don’t more people care about their money? Specifically millennials. With so many personal finance blogs and books and other content out there (with gifs! there are so many great articles with gifs) why aren’t more people taking action? Why don’t they see what an impact this would have on their lives, their futures! *passionately shakes fist* (…Right?) Well, maybe it’s got...

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Finance Needs Better Teachers

What makes someone a good teacher? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I don’t mean teacher in the traditional chalkboard and apple sense. We’re all teachers. We all have to explains things we understand to others who don’t. So what makes someone particularly good at that? Empathy. The best teachers remember what it’s like to not understand. They remember the questions they were too embarrassed to ask. They remember the sticking points. The...

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