As this week marks my 35th birthday week–yes, we have birthday weeks in our family, don’t you?
This last year of my life has been super busy with us moving several times and continuing to help others with their personal finances through writing and coaching.
I’ve also dabbled with SEO writing, entertained the thought of becoming an financial advisor [Why I Don’t Want to Become a Financial Advisor], and a bit of freelance writing.
Our net-worth shrank, but my happiness increased as I learned and pursued a career path that was much more fulfilling.
Financial Thoughts and Personal Reflections at Age 35
My thoughts on personal finance and money are mostly unchanged from last years reflections at age 34, below are a few recent thoughts.
- I still dislike debt and I still don’t believe in “good debt”.
- I calculate risk more heavily since coaching more couples though financial crisis. If you see enough “what if” scenarios, you’ll try to avoid them.
- I believe more firmly that having an emergency fund is important for peace of mind and a building block for financial security.
- You can’t make everyone happy–especially other personal finance writers.
- After one of my beloved banks [R.I.P. ING Direct] was sold to a company that makes me want to vomit, my trust in banks is weakened even further–could that even happen?
- My confidence in “Buy and Hold” investing is strengthened after recent record highs on Wall Street.
- A change in career paths is worth a temporary pause in achieving financial goals.
- Life is too short to work a job you hate. Tweet this
- And of course.. Money is cent everything (the original name of this blog)
Thanks for reading and joining me for year 35! Any suggestions, blog ideas, or guest post submissions email: info (at) ontargetcoach (dot) com