A Real About Me Post

Posted by idawrites on June 17, 2008 in Finance |

A little (lot?) about me:

I’m a 32 year old mother of three and acquired mother of 3 (I hate the word stepmother.)  I work in IT, but my heart and soul are in Household Finance.  I’ve always had a passion for numbers and really wanted to be an accountant, although my lack of interest in obtaining a bachelor’s degree made that dream a little beyond my reach.  One day, Mark (my DH) taught me the skill that will forever be the bane of his existence… Excel Spreadsheets.

I started off small, building a small household budget.  Before we knew it, I had an 8 page spreadsheet with 80 variables and tons of calculations detailing our income and expenditures through 2012, including a self adjusting sheet for debt reduction that I edited 4 times a day with myriad variables.  I researched budgeting, personal finance, retirement, savings accounts, investments, and a million other things related to finance from every source I could.  Then, I took what I learned and incorporated the assumptions into my spreadsheets.

Before Mark could have me put into Excel detox, I stumbled across something new and shiny … personal finance blogging.  A friend of a friend had Get Rich Slowly as a feed on her friend list on Livejournal.  Seeing only one post, I subscribed to his feed.  A bit at a time, I  went back and read JD’s most famous post and then link surfed around the net from his hundreds of entries.  I found Frugal Dad and Moolanomy and Being Frugal… and I was hooked.

I wanted to be a part of this community of bloggers that was so inspiring and shared to much information with everyone.  I’ve learned so much since I stumbled across Get Rich Slowly more than 6 months ago… about our finances, and about finances in general.  I discovered my passion for sharing what I learned and am incorporating it into a real business helping people get their household finances on solid footing.

So, if you want to get to know me a bit better, or like what you’ve read, or just want to see what kind of odd things I’m going to write about, stick around.  I’m glad you’re here.



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