Confessions of a Financial Blogger Who Hates Budgeting

I'll never love budgets, but I'll still use them. I'll never love details, but I know the benefits of having them in my life. When I grow up, that'll come in handy.

In case you thought every personal finance blogger was a tech-savvy, detail-oriented, finance wiz in trendy “reading” glasses and a suit, I’m here to tell you that I’m soooooooo not that dude. Or any dude, for that matter.

I write Facebook updates about my socks and Star Wars memes and the ridiculous things my 3-year-old says that nearly cause me to wet myself.

(Follow my Facebook page here.)

But I still write about personal finance because it lights a fire in me. Getting out of debt lit a fire in me. Teaching Financial Peace University lights a fire in me. Nerdy action movies light a fire in me.

So I write about them.

You can still do big things with your finances. You can still be your own financial guru. You can still conquer that debt.

You don’t need to fit a financial mold. I certainly don’t.


Let’s put it this way:

I don’t love numbers. I love words.

I don’t love problem-solving. I love inspiring others.

I don’t love finance. I love financial peace.

I don’t love spreadsheets. I love the smell of new notebooks and pencils.

I don’t love dollars. I love the possibilities they create.

I don’t love budgets. I love having money leftover at the end of the month.

I don’t love savings accounts. I love not enduring the burden of living paycheck to paycheck.

I don’t love results. I love discovery.

I don’t love perfection. I love improvement.

I don’t love details. I love the big picture.

I don’t love frugal living. I love making deposits toward tomorrow’s dream.

I don’t love renting. I love not buying a house too soon only to foreclose.

I didn’t love cutting up my credit cards. I love the freedom that came after becoming debt-free.

I don’t know what tomorrow brings, but it’s worth the hard work you’re putting in today.

I don’t know a lot, but I learn new things every day.

I don’t know if you’re like me, but if you are, then hang in there. You’re not as alone as you think.

::virtual high five::

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4 thoughts on “Confessions of a Financial Blogger Who Hates Budgeting

  1. “I don’t love finance. I love financial peace.” I love this one. I don’t love budgeting but love dealing with money. Nice post.