Let’s face it. We the personal finance bloggers of the Internets are a completely different breed of human beings. We spend basically all of our waking moments thinking about money and scheming new angles to take on this or that. We range from the commonsensical (that’s totally a word! yay!) to the ridiculous. Here are some fun examples of it:
One of the things you’re most excited about when learning you’re having a baby is the child tax credit.
You then get depressed when you realize the baby won’t come until next year.
You can turn just about anything into a lesson about personal finance. Even dog poop.
Your self-worth is tied directly to your net worth.
You’ve caught yourself being a total jerk wad to a family member or friend because of their “horrible financial decisions”.
You’ve been a total jerk wad to a family member or friend because of their “horrible financial decisions” without realizing it at all.
You bristle whenever you hear someone say they don’t need a budget. Them’s fightin’ words!
Dave Ramsey is your mortal enemy.
Okay, maybe not all of you, but you people fraternizing with the enemy know who you are (I kid, I kid).
You firmly believe that people who pay for premium coffee are doomed to forever live in poverty.
You consider your monthly/weekly/daily/hourly(?) update of your budget a sacred ritual.
99.7215% (yes, you calculated, because that’s how you roll) of the comments on your posts are from other personal finance bloggers.
You don’t understand why everyone doesn’t have a side hustle. I mean, come on, people!
You find something meaningful you’d love to write about, but can’t tie it to personal finance. “Eh, it wasn’t that meaningful.”
You talk about your emergency fund as you would one of your children.
Your favorite Saturday morning activity is hitting up yard sales.
You eat out only when you have a coupon or a gift card.
If you like credit cards, boy do you LOVE credit cards!
The thought of driving a 17-year old beater with no A/C warms your soul.
You secretly love spending money on certain things, but you certainly won’t tell anyone about it.
Why end there? Do my other personal finance blogger friends have anything to add to the list? 🙂