It has been a good year. Not a great one. But good. My main concerns these day are financial. In the last several years, I’ve made some poor investments, mostly involving personal relationships. I also started a small business which tanked.
There isn’t just one event that lead to me being almost 34 years old and poor. Each one was my fault. Maybe not completely, but looking back I should have known better than to make some of the adult decisions that I made.
This blog is about my journey from being poor to hopefully not quite as poor. I don’t need a lot, after all I’ve been poor for all of my adult life. However, my job doesn’t pay much and it’s the dead end type of gig. So why do I stay? It’s easy and I’m, at least for the most part, comfortable. I have a roof over my head. Food in my belly. My bills get paid.
For some folks that’s probably enough and I’m grateful for the things I have and for the positive experiences I’ve had so far in this life. But I think its time to start setting the bar a bit higher for myself. There’s things I want that I can’t afford and they are the kind of things that normal middle class people don’t even think about.
New shoes? Maybe next month.
New car? Not gonna happen.
New computer? Only if someone reading this hooks a brother up.
That’s my point. If I’m going to dig myself out of the rut that I have found myself in, I’m going to have to be the one who digs myself out. So as I come up with new ideas and make moves to help the quality of my life, I’ll make sure to share them here. Feel free to comment or ask questions as you see fit and I hope that everyone reading this is able to take something from it.
I feel it’s important to note. I’m no expert on personal finance. If I was, I likely wouldn’t be in the situation that I’m in. What I am is this: I’m you. I’m the little guy who doesn’t have a lot of money and is trying his best to stretch his dollar as far as he can.