I think that I’m one of the anomalies in blogging or at least our personal finance blogging community. I’ve been actually blogging for four years now, and I’ve lived the blogger dream of creating popular blogs and selling them only to later have seller’s remorse. After selling my original blog two years ago, I quickly realized that I missed having a small piece of my own corner of the personal finance blogosphere world, and so I started Money Q&A two years ago.

I can remember when a friend of mine showed me what a blog was in the summer of 2008 and how you could even read multiple blogs through an RSS reader. I had no clue back then. I have always been fascinated with personal finance, investing, and even corporate finance for my entire life. I can’t actually remember a time when I didn’t have a subscription to Kiplinger’s personal finance magazine. I like to always think of myself as an investing junkie and a personal finance nerd. I just love it. I love talking about it, reading it, and sharing with others.

A Financial Background With The Education Too

I knew that I wanted to major in business in college after watching the movie, Secret Of My Success, with Michael J. Fox. I’m very proud of my financial background and the education that I’ve spent years acquiring. I’ve been a lifelong student and simply love taking college courses. After getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, I never stopped taking classes. I eventually earned a Masters in finance and then later an 18 hour graduate certificate in personal finance which meets the prerequisites to sit for the Certified Financial Planner’s exam. Earning the CFP credentials has been a lifelong goal of mine. But, I’m scared and keep putting off taking the exam though. I like to think that having the background education in finance makes me a more informed blogger, gives greater credibility to what I write, and enables me to help more people with sound financial advice.

The Ultimate Goal To Help People

That’s the goal after all, to help as many people as possible take control of their finances. Like most other personal finance bloggers, I am driven by a deep sense of wanting to help people with their money problems. I want to answer their questions hence the name of Money Q&A and the blog post series answering readers’ money questions. I have seen far too many of my friends, family, and coworkers struggling with their finances. Most of their struggles stem far too often from needless mistakes, a lack of money management skills and knowledge, and a sense of simply not knowing where to turn for good, honest, and impartial advice.

The True Power Of A Community

I can remember when Sam created the Yakezie Network and the challenge. Although for the life of me I cannot remember why I did not try and join the network right then so many years ago. I was stubborn and foolish. It was one of the worst blogging mistakes that I have ever made. I thought that I could do it alone without any help or help from only a few friends. After selling my original blog and then starting over, I quickly decided to try my hand at the Yakezie Challenge and joined. It was one of the best blogging decisions that I have ever made. Now Money Q&A enjoys a level of success that I never had before. The friendships and support through Yakeize have truly been amazing.