For those aficionados of my site, here is the my actual first post, where I sound like I am afraid I might give out bad advice (who me), so very lawyer like in content
Greetings and salutations
Well I have decided to give up some of my valuable TV watching time to put down on paper some of the tricks, traps, foibles and parables in the world of home finances (stuff like don’t spend more than you make, etc.,). Why should you read this? Well, I am NOT a financial planner or advisor and I do not try to pass myself off as one (I have the highest respect for anyone who wishes to use one), but I have learned a thing or two over the past 24 years of trying to keep my head above water (financially at least).
Now, before we go any further, I live in CANADA so before you ask lots of questions about 401K’s and why isn’t he writing his mortgage interest off on his taxes that is why (some of the ideas I will espouse are still applicable elsewhere, just be warned this is going to have a Canadian flavor to it.
Over the next few weeks I will be putting out (hopefully weekly) an essay on a topic that I have either just read about, just ran into (or just been run over by) or feel it’s an interesting thing to rant about (and a lot of my writing is gonna be rant-like, so my apologies for those accomplished writers or lovers of the Queen’s english).
Warning I am not a financial planner, and you should never take information you find (especially on the internet) as “the gospel” or “the only way to do it”, these are things that I have seen and learned about. If you think these ideas might work for you, READ ABOUT IT ELSEWHERE TOO! I will have an extensive lists of books and other sites where you can learn more (or learn about the opposite of what I am talking about). This information is supplied as a learning tool, that is all. The last thing I want someone to tell me is, “I lost my house because of something you told me to do!”. If you are unsure of your next steps consult a financial planner, your religious councilor (mullah, priest, monk, whatever), a parent or a trusted family member. The more you talk with other folks, the more you will learn and the more likely you are to succeed!
I think I have lived up to that warning, don’t you? I do stand behind the, always get more than one opinion on any topic (medical, money or whatever), there are a lot of “crack pots” out there (you might even include me in that group).