Hey De$troyers! I hope you all had an awesome Labor Day weekend. Yesterday was a really cool day for the site – Coral and I were featured on CNBC (also syndicated on Yahoo Finance)! I know a ton of you already saw this because I emailed it out (and shared it about 5 bazillion times on Twitter), but I actually wanted to touch on some of the feedback the post received.
Anyone that has been in the blogging game for more than a few months knows that the internet is a weird place. Some people literally sit around all day and comment on articles just to trash them as a hobby. Maybe it's some kind of personal issues or a weird mental complex, who knows.
This site is definitely an exception…everyone is really really cool here (thank goodness).
Normally I would totally ignore negative comments, because they just don't bother me anymore. Your skin gets thick when you do this…er…”professionally”. I had decided I wouldn't even read them after I saw the article go up. However – my mom was pissed haha!
She sent me a message after the feature posted and was pretty upset about what people were saying about me and Coral. We were freeloaders, living off of mommy and daddy, we got lucky, I'm obviously a con-artist, my wife probably paid for everything, the school district must have been desperate when they hired me, blah blah blah blah blah. Some of them were actually pretty funny because they were such bizarre takes on our lives.
I BEGGED her not to respond and ignore them. She held back…luckily for those people. 😉
Here are a few things I did notice though:
The “mommy and daddy” thing came up quite a bit.
For whatever reason, people throw that one out there when they hear about millennials that live/have lived with their parents. I don't really think it's mean or anything stupid like that, I think it's just people being out of touch with today's reality for college graduates.
Student loans are CRUSHING a lot of young people to the tune of 1.2 trillion dollars. I won't judge anyone for how they choose to attack them. Live with your parents if they'll have you, aunts and uncles, friends, whatever. As long as you have financial goals and are helping out…do whatever the hell you want and feel great about it!
Caring what your peers, or anyone thinks for that matter, will just hold you back from your financial goals. People don't finance nice houses or shiny cars for themselves. They borrow money to impress other people. Don't fall into that trap.
My wife having a job came up more than once.
Just to clarify – it's actually not 1913 anymore. Women can have cool jobs and [email protected]$$ careers if they want to. *GASP* They're better than men at a ton of stuff. It's OK.
While I was paying off my loans, she saved up her money and paid cash for our wedding (it was nice too, not going to lie).
I was just surprised it was even mentioned. Some couples actually do keep their money separate like we did. That's a real thing.
Kathleen Elkins (the writer) is a straight up baller.
I enjoyed reading her articles even before she called me for the interview. They're fun and usually about ultra successful people, which is pretty cool! Go follow her on Twitter when you get a chance (especially if you are a blogger).
Anyways, I know this isn't a normal M$M post – we will get back to that on Friday! I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that has been following the site over the last year and a half. I *think* this thing has a bright future ahead of it, and it's legitimately because of you. Not me. Seriously.
*P.S. – It would be a huge favor to me if you all went and shared the article on whatever social media channel you like the most! Here's the link again —> Go share now and help Bobby appear successful to his wife. 🙂