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Advice from a Middle-Aged, Former Over-Achiever Next week I will be attending my very first personal finance conference. This is important for two reasons. The …

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5 Reasons Why I Shouldn’t Be Your Financial Role Model

Full disclosure.

This whole beginner blogging thing has been a struggle.

You start out all wide-eyed and pumped-up, like — “Oh, I have so much to say, just try and stop me! I’m going to slay the blogging world with all of my intense thoughts and fresh perspectives on things.”

You pick a topic to write about — and you’re all gung-ho, ready to make a difference.

But then something happens, maybe six months into it, and you hit the proverbial wall.

You begin to question yourself. Your writing skills, your creativity, your topic of choice, your motivation.

Been there, done that?

Well for me, that time is right now.

So let me just say what I’m experiencing is not quite blogger burnout. There’s no way I should even be close to that point — because I haven’t blogged nearly enough.

Before you burn out, you at least need to have a fire started.

A kindling, a spark, or at least a few smoke spirals.

Right now, what I have the most of are — questions.

  • Should I be blogging about personal finance?
  • What can I offer to other people, when I’m such a financial screw-up?
  • Did I pick the wrong topic — maybe I’d be better off writing about something else…
  • Is sticking to one topic as important as everyone says it is?

Let’s see if my logical mind can work this one out — or at least make me lean in one direction or the other.

Here are my 5 arguments / explanations as to why I’m not a personal finance blogger:

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