I think it’s safe to assume all PDITF readers have two things in common…
1) At some point in your life, you decided to get your financial situation figured out
2) You’re all wearing leopard print underwear. (you followed my pictures instructions, right?)
Seriously though, you probably had a financial epiphany at some point… right? You know, a point where you suddenly went from “I don’t give a crap about my money” to “Oh crap, I did what with my money?”. If you are yet to realize the importance of getting your financial act together, I recommend you stop reading my blog and go visit this website…
I had my epiphany at the ripe age of 22. I had no interest in personal finance, but had a close friend who worked as a financial analyst. He was totally obsessed with his money. It was weird to me. I didn’t understand how he could spend so much time learning about boring financial mumbo jumbo.
But one night, while we were watching TV, he started talking about the wonders of a Roth IRA. I was intrigued, but way over my head. I couldn’t spell compuond intrist, let alone tell you what it was. Over the course of a couple hours I became more and more curious. This curiosity soon snowballed in to an obsession with personal finance.
Realizing that I already had decent financial habits, I decided it was time I maximized my potential. It’s an ongoing process and I am definitely not the smartest kid in the room, but I’m excited I got the ball rolling at 22 and not later. I don’t even want to know what my finances would be like had I not had that conversation. It wouldn’t be pretty, I know that for sure.
Now that you’ve heard my story, I’d love to know…
When did your financial epiphany occur?
How old were you?
What prompted it?
And what means do you take to financially educate yourself?