First off, welcome to the new site. I hope you enjoy the mix between some humor and money, hence Ca$h Funny.
Money makes the world go round. Okay, maybe not, but it sure does impact a lot of what we do; where we live, what we drive, the personal items we buy, the trips we go on. All of these are directly correlated to how much money we have. I realize that money does not buy happiness, but it does help to a certain extent. If you don’t have enough money for the essentials, then it’s tough to be happy.
I enjoy the topic of personal finance because it helps me learn more about getting the most out of my money. There are people who make $200k a year, but seem poor. Then there are people who make $30k a year who seem very rich in happiness. The difference between these two is just how you manage the money you are given. I may never make $200k a year, but with a little planning I hope to one day have a net worth that exceeds $1,000,000.
I know budgets, investing, saving money, etc. may not seem exciting, but we all have to deal with them if we want to make our money stretch. For everyone who followed my old blog (Common Cents Wealth), you know that I really enjoy budgeting and just about anything Dave Ramsey teaches. To anyone who is new, I suggest you read about my introduction to budgeting and an overview of Dave Ramsey’s Seven Step program.
Money can be a taboo topic in today’s society, but I don’t understand why. With college loans and credit card debt being at all-time highs, I think we should be talking more about money. Both of those topics have gotten a lot more press lately, but I’m not sure that’s enough. Both of these can be avoided if people try hard enough (especially the credit card debt). It’s for this exact reason that I think we should talk more about money and personal finance.
Now I realize money is a boring topic for the majority of people, but that doesn’t mean we can just ignore it. Ignoring it all together is just asking for trouble. This new website will be me trying to mix in some helpful tips on personal finance while my wife keeps you all entertained with her humor.
If you’d like to learn about anything in particular, please let me know and I’d be more than willing to write about it. I look forward to getting to know all of you!