Trent over at the Simple Dollar had a great post called “Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong” where he discusses criticism he received for not being a so called “Financial Expert.” Reading this post made me realize I don’t think I have provided enough information about myself and what I am trying to accomplish with this blog.
My name is Kyle, I have an Associates Degree in Web Programming and development and a Bachelors Degree in Network Security and Forensics. I am not a CFP, CPA, or anything like that, I am a CISSP, CISA, and OSCP. Of course none of those things relate to this blog. I live in your typical middle class suburban neighborhood, I live a middle class life and am your typical American dad. I don’t pretend to know everything about finance, investing, real estate or any of the typical stuff you see on Finance Blogs.
In the past I have turned a very blind eye towards all things that have to do with my financial well being. I allowed my wife to handle all aspects of our finances, luckily she is smarter and better at it than I would have been, but recently I have become involved and intrigued and the opportunities that exist for anyone willing to pick up a book, as well as read some of the great blogs out there.
This blog is a way for me to remain involved and allow other people to learn with me, through my experiences and my failures. I am not a frugal fanatic, but I see myself as frugal. I am not an investor or an expert on investing. What I know is what I have taught myself or learned from those around me.
I don’t expect anyone to take advice from me, but I hope that I can help inspire you think about your decisions before you make them, I am open to all questions, comments, and criticism. Maybe one day I will be a Flexo, a Trent, or a Jim. I doubt it but you never know, people may like me, they may not.
I want every visitor here to think about their situation and how they could improve it. You don’t have to agree with me, if you don’t agree leave me a comment tell me what you think, tell me why I am wrong. I want people to understand that I plan to provide information that is pertinent to me and hopefully to you, I will tell you what I am trying to do to improve my financial situation and I will give you MY opinion on what is going on the world.
Thanks for reading and I hope I have, or will provide you with something useful in your life.