I’m happy to announce a new series on Finance for a Freelance life: Textbook Personal Finance. During college, I took a course on personal finance—one of the reasons I started this blog. Rather than sell back my textbook, I decided to keep it around for reference.
As I was cleaning the apartment for New Year’s, I ran across the book and started thumbing through it. I saw how many topics I had covered on this blog and realized that in many cases I hadn’t explained some of the basics behind the topic.
It inspired me to start writing some fundamentals posts, ones that I hope will be useful. I’ll be using the textbook as reference for topics to cover. If there’s a particular term/topic you’d like to see me write about, let me know here and I’ll do my best.
Some readers are already familiar with these basics, but others aren’t or are vague on definition and distinction. Personal finance isn’t taught in many schools and many have never encountered a personal finance textbook. Therefore, I’ve decided to begin a series covering these textbook topics. The posts will all be on Fridays, most weeks. If you’d like to contribute a post, check out this page.
Despite calling this a “textbook” series, I won’t be copying directly from the book, though I may occasionally quote it. And I will be augmenting the material with that from other resources.
I hope this series proves useful, please offer any feedback you have as we go along so that I can improve it!