I just want to start off very quickly with a HUGE thank you. Whether you've been with me since M$M was started or just found the site last week, I appreciate you a ton. This site and the message of getting your financial stuff together is my absolute passion in life and I'm glad you let me yell at you about it. I wake up every day and enjoy this cool community I've somehow managed to create.
I wake up every day and enjoy this cool community I've somehow managed to create. Also – you're part of an ultra rare group of humans that actually know how to SPELL “MILLENNIAL”. Who knows how much traffic I lose to that stupid word. *sigh*
What are your financial goals?
Since I've been running this site, I've learned three primary things about my readers:
- Millennials would probably throw themselves onto a grenade to protect video games.
- People don't like being told they should have kids.
- A lot of my readers have crazy living situations.
Here's the thing – I love that people read financial blogs. I was never really into them before I started M$M, so I find it freaking fascinating that there are so many people out there trying to learn more and get little nuggets of advice from people like me.
But…I always wonder why.
In my normal human life, I don't get to meet a ton of people that are really interested in personal finance. It's taboo AF to talk about money, so I guess I'm just curious why you guys ignore the taboo and share your financial stories with me.
So, I want to know about your goals. What drives you financially. Do you want to pay off student loans? Tired of the mortgage? Want to be able to make it rain?
Here's why I obsess about money
(I use “obsess” pretty purposefully because it's one of the only things I think about during the day).
I. Hate. Stress.
People that know me in person would probably be the first to tell you that I'm pretty chill. I don't get too worked up about much, and I try my best to stay even-keeled. I just really really don't like the feeling of being stressed, so I try to eliminate it in all areas of my life.
That's why I'm good at $$$. I don't get too up or too down, and I'm able to look past things that are happening to me now so I can plan for the future. I also know that if I'm good with my money, I can avoid stress completely sometimes by having the ability to write a check to make problems go away.
For example, Coral's A/C compressor just went out on her car and it's a million degrees in Houston. I will write a check to make that go away. Fin.
So that's ONE of my financial goals: I want to have enough money so stupid crap won't stress me out. I also want to get rich. And I want to make $1,000,000/year from this site. I could go on forever.