***I’m not working on this project anymore, but I’ll let you know if I decide to pick it up again.
The idea for this blog started as most truly great ideas start – binge-watching television on my parent’s couch one weekend.
I discovered the television show “Til Debt Do Us Part”, a truly delightful personal finance reality show that revolves around the host, Gail Vaz-Oxlade, reacting in disbelief at how people spend their money.
I felt like I found my purpose.
I was just about to start my 31st trip around our glorious sun and I felt absolutely certain that I could transition out of corporate law and start a personal finance consulting pro bono…thingy. That project ended as spectacularly as its incredibly well-defined parameters would lead you to believe.
To be fair, I started off okay. I coaxed my friend Leif into what I hoped would be a mutually beneficial experiment. We met up once a week for four weeks and I gave him “homework” to do on his finances. I dug through his expenses, played with spreadsheets and created presentations showing him how he could do better. In the first week, we figured out where Leif stood financially. In the second week, we figured out where his money was going. In the third week, I analyzed his situation and what he could do about it. In the fourth and final week, we discussed goals and how he would move forward.
Readers, I was riding high! I had a guinea pig. I loved the drudgery of the work and I felt that I was doing good. I was writing about personal finance and how I thought about money. I did not think that life could get any better.
And then a glorious opportunity arose and I decided to put the new dream down for a bit and play with a couple old ones. I moved across the world and worked on crossing off Bucket List Item #9. The personal finance consulting project took a back seat. Learning how to use WordPress took a back seat. Writing generically about money took a back seat.
Now that I am again exploring ways to fill my days, I think back fondly on my experiment with Leif.
Do I know you in real life? Have you read what Leif and I did together and think that sounds like something you need? Do you want to embark on a money makeover migration with me? Email me at my personal email address and we’ll chat!