The Intro — Adventure to Wealth

This is my first blog post. A few disclaimers before you head on down the page… you will see many spelling and grammar mistakes in my writing. Try to ignore them. I was never the “star student” in English class; or any class for that matter.

I’ve been considering starting a blog for quite some time now. I’ve asked myself many times, “why do you want to start a blog?” After a lot of deliberation, I’ve come up with my answer. Here it is: I want to spread my basic knowledge of personal finance with as many people as I can because I’ve seen and read the stories of people struggling financially for the sole reason of being financially illiterate. People in today’s society are not educated on how to properly spend their money! It’s the truth! In high school we learn about American History and Chemistry and many other things that we forget the second we take our final exam but never learn the basics of managing the money that we have. After we finish high school, we head off to college, rack up thousands of dollars in debt and then graduate and HOPE we can find a job to start chipping away at the debt we’ve put ourselves in. That’s what I want to change.

I want to teach people the BASICS of being financially free. This stuff is not rocket science. I’m not a genius or some uber smart guy that knows a specific equation to manage your money correctly. In my honest opinion, being financially responsible starts with having the attitude of wanting to be financially free. Now you may be asking, what does it mean to be financially free? Well, good question. I think this answer can be different for each individual but in my mind, financial freedom is the ability to control your money without it controlling you. Being able to tell your money where you want it to go is freedom. For example, if you’re having to pay back debt, you have no choice but to write that check every month. Otherwise, the balance keeps increasing due to interest. That debt has a lock on that portion of your paycheck! That’s not freedom! I want my readers to understand where they are financially and what they can do to get out and be free.

I’ll go ahead and apologize for my first blog post being a rant but it’s something I’m passionate about and hopefully can help individuals make the next step be the right step in their financial journey.

Thanks for reading! — Chase

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