I would never use the terms “nerds” or “geeks” lightly, but considering I have attended both a FinCon and a Comic Con where nerds and geeks tend to mingle I think I can speak my peace on the topic.
Well before I was a personal finance nerds, I was a comic book geek. I’m glad to know I’m in good company.
I recall watching reruns of Adam West’s Batman as a four or five-year-old. I grew up a superhero fan. Spiderman is by far my all-time favorite. Heck he was only a few counties over from me on Long Island. Maybe I could get bit by a radioactive spider and gain superpower too I thought as a kid.
When you think about the definitions of the words nerd and geek, you usually think about pocket protectors, shyness, uncoordinated, etc. See for yourself:
– a person who behaves awkwardly around other people and usually has unstylish clothes, hair, etc.
– a person who is very interested in technical subjects, computers, etc.
– a person who is socially awkward and unpopular : a usually intelligent person who does not fit in with other people
– a person who is very interested in and knows a lot about a particular field or activity
I think the second line of the Merriam-Webster definition for both words applies here because when I think about a financial nerd I think about someone who’s interested in the technical subject of money and when I think about a comic book geek they tend to know a lot about the subject in great detail.