This interview is the latest in a series of interviews with fellow personal finance bloggers. Today’s guest is Joe from Average Joe Finance.
This is the latest in a series of interviews with fellow personal finance bloggers. Today’s guest is Matt from Finance Yo Self.
Who is Matt?
Matt: I’m a restaurant manager, photography lover, hamburger enthusiast, and blogger.
Why did you start your blog?
Matt: I discovered the concept of FIRE about three years ago reading the You Need A Budget forums, which lead me down the rabbit hole of hardcore personal finance. After two years of practice, trial and error, and lots of reading/experimenting, I felt like I had some ideas that I wanted to share along with a personal story that was a bit different from other blogs I was reading.
This is the latest in a series of interviews with fellow personal finance bloggers. Today’s guest is Melissa Berry from Sunburnt Saver.
Who is Sunburnt Saver?
Melissa: I’m Melissa Berry, and basically, I’m your average Millennial with student loan debt! What makes me stand out is how passionate I am about reducing that debt – my family didn’t really struggle with debt, so I didn’t have a primer for what dealing with debt was like. It wasn’t until I started thinking about buying a house and investing that I realized, whoa, how can I ever invest when I’m paying almost $1,000 a month to my student loan debt? It just didn’t make financial sense on a low salary – after my rent, utilities, very low grocery budget and student loan debt, I literally could not save more than $50 every month. That freaked me out.
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As part of Financial Literacy Month (#FLM2017) I will be featuring interviews with fellow bloggers to get their take on the subject. Please join me in welcoming Gary from Super Savings Tips to the blog today.
Please tell me a little bit about yourself and your blog.
Gary: I had a 40-year working career that involved a number of business and executive positions. I spent 30 years in retail management where I ran company operations and did almost everything from budgets to advertising, from personnel to construction. Then, during the last decade of my career, I worked as a financial specialist with several banks where I was involved in both business and with private clients advising them on their personal finances like investments and retirement planning.
Now, in retirement, I wanted to share my experiences with others through my blog, Super Saving Tips. I never thought of myself as a writer but I’m stimulated by doing just that. Hopefully, it educates and helps others to learn and avoid the mistakes I, and some of my customers, have made over the years.