Money 101

money heartMoney is one of those things people don’t like to talk about. “It’s too personal” they say. “It’s not polite” others comment.

Why is money something we’re so scared to talk about? Try asking someone how much they made last year, most people won’t answer the question; a few will be angry you asked. And yet, money effects every­thing we do. Shouldn’t we be open to talking about it?

In this series we’re going to talk about money — why it matters, why you should talk about it, and how to use it properly.

If you think you’ve already got this covered, stick around anyway — you might be surprised.

As you read this series, try to be open to thinking about your money. Everyone has something to learn about money, and what safer way to learn than a blog? I promise to encourage you, instead of attack you. Following my methods will help you sort through all the taboo nonsense you’ve been taught about money and leave you with a sense of control you’ve never had before.

What I believe is counter-cultural, but it works. And in this series you’ll find out why.

Check it out:

Which one of these topics interests you the most?

26 Responses to “Money 101”

  1. Brandon July 11, 2011 at 8:09 AM #

    I would say Give Away Your Money would be interesting…

    • Alex July 11, 2011 at 9:58 AM #

      That’s a fun one! I’m excited to see what you think of it.

  2. Moe July 11, 2011 at 9:22 AM #

    Ooh, I’m looking forward to this. Last year I did a 10 week study on Money. I love this topic. I’m looking forward to reading the “give away your money”. That one should strike a few chords.

    • Alex July 11, 2011 at 9:59 AM #


      I don’t want to give anything away, but “give away your money” is going to probably get a few comments…

  3. Ben July 11, 2011 at 10:15 AM #

    +1 for give away your money, just ’cause.

    • Alex July 11, 2011 at 12:47 PM #

      Hahaha, thanks!

      • Ben July 11, 2011 at 12:48 PM #

        btw, I emailed you .zipped photos of the boys getting the letters. Sneak preview of tomorrow’s post :-)

        • Alex July 11, 2011 at 3:04 PM #

          Yes! I got it and showed it off. It was so cool seeing those pictures :D I can’t wait to read the post!

  4. Loren Pinilis July 11, 2011 at 10:41 AM #

    I’m a huge fan of financial stew­ard­ship discus­sions. Really kinda got me into time stew­ard­ship in the first place (which is what I blog on).

    It’s funny how personal money is. I have a close account­ability partner. We spill our lives out to each other, warts and all. But we’ve always danced around the topic of how much we earn, heh.

    • Alex July 11, 2011 at 12:48 PM #

      Maybe this series will help you open up to your partner about where you stand with money. I bet it would help your rela­tion­ship grow even deeper!

  5. Steve MoneyPlanSOS Stewart July 11, 2011 at 12:53 PM #

    What do most people leave out of a budget or don’t consider part of a personal finance plan?

    Answer: Give Away Your Money

    That’s my vote!

    • Alex July 11, 2011 at 3:05 PM #

      Awesome! I completely agree. Giving away money is so very important!

  6. dustin July 11, 2011 at 1:47 PM #

    I’m always inter­ested in reading about debt. The borrow is servant to the lender.…

    Looking forward to this Alex.

    • Alex July 11, 2011 at 3:05 PM #

      Thanks Dustin!

  7. Ixnayonthetimmay July 11, 2011 at 6:43 PM #

    Very intriguing post. It’s got me waiting with bated breath and eager anticipation!

    I would be most inter­ested in “The Budget Changes Every­thing.” While I am on a very detailed budget now, it is one area of my finances where I’ve been lazy in the past. (Not to my own detriment, but it has meant I haven’t been able to achieve certain goals as quickly.) I’d certainly like to hear your anecdotes about living on a budget. And, of course, it can’t hurt to give those clowns in Wash­ington a verbal bop on the nose (which will have the added benefit of being topical.) What a bunch of clowns!

    • Alex July 11, 2011 at 10:24 PM #

      Thanks Tim! I had a good chunk of that post written, but your comment has caused me to rethink the direction I was taking. In the 5 minutes or so I’ve been editing it since I read this comment it’s already much better than it was. Thanks!


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