Welcome to The Wealth Gospel! I’m starting this blog because over the last couple of years, I have realized that, professionally speaking, personal finance is the only thing I’m really passionate about. I want to use this platform to help others learn about the basics of personal finance as well as what it takes to achieve financial security.
I also want to document, pending the wifey’s approval of course, our journey to financial security. We recently graduated college and have a modest amount of student debt to pay off, and we’re living with her family right now, so we’re chomping at the bit a little to get our own house. Nothing against the family, of course. We love them. But the good Lord knew what he was talking about when he said we should leave father and mother and cleave unto one another. Along with that house, though, will come more debt than we’ve ever earned in both our lifetimes combined. So it should be exciting 🙂 It’s a journey from the ground up, so I’m excited to share it.
A few other things you will be seeing here: Excel templates that can help you budget, determine car and mortgage payments, net worth and all that other fun stuff; a mini-encyclopedia of common personal finance terms to help you understand how it all works; and (possibly) a forum so people can discuss their questions and become best friends forever.
Something you will not be seeing here is a bunch of absolutes. Everyone is different in terms of goals, expectations, wants, needs, levels of self-discipline, etc. My goal is to be as objective as possible and not make you feel like you have to bow to my way of thinking in order to be happy.
And if you haven’t already noticed, I’m no Shakespeare. I feel pretty inadequate about my writing skills, so even though this blog thing is exciting for me, it’s also daunting. But in the end, we all suck at a lot of things, so if you won’t judge me, I won’t judge you.
p.s. I’ve got a lot of good content in mind, but if there is anything you fine people want to read about, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Luvs!