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You Know You’re a Personal Finance Blogger When…

Here are ten easy ways to figure out if you are a personal finance blogger:

1. Whenever something happens, you think, “is this blog-worthy? And how do finances factor into it?”

2. You can write about the relationship between money and well, everything (for example, Sex and the City, Mother’s Day, weekend plans with boyfriend, and cheerleading).

3. You stop at buying just one pair of shoes because you know you will have to blog about it (a whole new outfit might be kind of difficult to explain to the pf blogosphere).

4. When pay day comes, your first reaction is: more money for investments & savings!

5. You write about personal finance in your personal journal and scrapbook economic news (wait, you mean that’s just me?)

6. It’s fun making up budgets for all sorts of different scenarios.

7. New articles keep harping on how young people don’t save, but you are worried about saving for retirement.

8. A big-time blogger comments on your post and it’s like a celebrity sighting. (Hi Jonathan!)

9. You love playing around with online personal finance calculators.

10. You don’t even remember what life was like before PF blog. (kidding! Sort of.)

  • PJ - That was quite possibly the funniest thing I have read in a while!!! haha – nice!!ReplyCancel

  • eemusings - Love number 8! Too true! It’s like meeting a celebrity, lol.ReplyCancel

  • Sense - hee. i enjoyed this. and can definitely relate.ReplyCancel

  • asgreen - Ha! I love it. =)ReplyCancel

  • Kristin @ klingtocash - I’m so glad I’m not the only one that does number 6. Number 1 is so right on. I’m constantly thinking that.

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only crazy… I mean… um… frugal one :) ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - This is awesome, and completely right on. I felt like I was reading about myself. Keep it up!
    NicoleReplyCancel

  • myprettypennies - Hahaha, too funny. Thanks for the morning laugh. :) ReplyCancel

  • Fabulously Broke - I love #3 and #5

    #3: Yeah. I do feel kind of guilty justifying my shopping sprees

    #5: That is totally just you honey :) LOL!!!!! The blog is my journal I guess.ReplyCancel

  • SavingDiva - EXCELLENT! :D ReplyCancel

  • Jason Unger - Ain’t it the truth. Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Micah - You speak the truth. Except I don’t scrapbook economic news. I’m too lazy to scrapbook. ;) ReplyCancel

  • lulu - You just wrote about me in that post. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Miss M @ M is for Money - Ha ha, very funny. I fit most except I don’t scrapbook or keep a journal.ReplyCancel

  • Money Maus - YAY to all :)

    Cute list.ReplyCancel

  • Meg - I love this!!! And it is NOT just you.

    Per #3 I actully had to admit to a few friends that I have a PF blog in order to explain my extreme hesitation to buy a fabulous sweater (on clearance!) when I’d been forced to go shopping with them during my shopping hiatus. I had to explain I’d promised on my blog not to shop! I can still rememnber the “you’ve got to be kidding me” looks on their faces…ReplyCancel

  • Budgets are Sexy - OMG you are too funny! haha….i love it. esp #1 and #8 for sure…every time i read something cool (or watch something viral on youtube) i’m ALWAYS trying to finagle a way to connect it to finance ;)

    Guess that’s why blogging is pretty damn cool. Journalism at it’s finest if you ask me. (and i know you are)ReplyCancel

  • quarterlifegirl - lol….guilty as charged!! I’m glad to see I’m not the only crazy one out there. ;-) ReplyCancel

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  • Wojciech Kulicki - Awesome list. #1 gets me all day long, sometimes I just need to turn my PF brain off so I can have a normal day. :) ReplyCancel

  • 444 - HA! Yes, I find myself wondering if I will confess on my blog that I spent some money on clothes. :o/ ;oDReplyCancel

  • Hank - Great list and 100% true!ReplyCancel

  • Andy - Great post! Good to see that I am not the only one with these quirks.ReplyCancel

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