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PFB Spotlight: Tim at MyMoneyForest

MyMoneyForest has, unfortunately, become another casualty in personal finance blogging and the site no longer exists.

Who is Tim at MyMoneyForest? He’s one of several “young” (he’s the same age as me) personal finance bloggers who have burst onto the scene lately and his perspective is that of the younger crowd. If you can get past the fact that he’s a Democrat, I think you’ll enjoy his blog. :) (Disclaimer: I’m a registered Independent)

jim: Could you tell us a little about yourself?
Tim: I’m currently a full-time student at Washington State University-Vancouver which as the name suggests is in Vancouver, Washington. I’m majoring in political science with a minor in psychology. I will graduate in 2007. I grew up in Spokane, WA but I have also lived in Kalispell, MT and Grapevine, TX. I love to snowboard, run, weight lift, and I’m active in politics.


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PFB Spotlight: Mapgirl’s Fiscal Challenge

Who is Mapgirl? She’s an aspiring yarnsmith who is forced to be a code monkey to feed her knitting addiction and writes about personal finance because her boyfriend is tired of hearing about it. She’s part of an army, inspired in part by Boston Gal’s Open Wallet (interview), Savvy Saver, Sitting Pretty Financially (interview), and other notable female bloggers; of bloggers who have started writing about their personal finances from the fairer perspective.

jim: Could you tell us a little about yourself?
Mapgirl: By day I used to have two jobs, but now I am down to one. My primary job title is System Engineer. I write a lot of SQL queries, reports, ironically, to save my company a lot of money in a way that I can’t quite seem to do with my personal expenses. In short, I am a database monkey, white-collar office lackey. I live inside the DC Beltway in a small condo my parents helped me purchase a few years ago.

My side job was working in a yarn shop to pay for my knitting addiction. It was well worth it since my yarn budget was the same as my take home pay from the shop. The discount made it very worthwhile and I liked helping people with their projects. Plus it was helpful networking for future teaching gigs.


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PFB Spotlight – The Debt Podcast

This will be the first Personal Finance Blogger Spotlight that will feature a podcaster, The Debt Podcast. The Debt Podcast is run by Jay, a bankruptcy and consumer law attorney in New York City who has over ten years of experience, and he’s been podcasting for quite some time now. I’ve listened to some of his podcasts and they’re very informative, last between ten to twenty minutes, and are released every business day.

Whereas most of the personal finance bloggers out there aren’t actual professionals, Jay is a bankruptcy lawyer so the things he says or suggests carry a bit more authority, at least for me.

If you’d like to be interviewed for this series, please send me an email and we can set something up.

I hope you enjoy the interview!

jim: Could you tell us a little about yourself?
Jay: I’ve been a bankruptcy and consumer law attorney in New York City for over ten years. I’m also the New York State chairperson of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the largest national organization of lawyers working to help consumers out of debt.


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PFB Spotlight – Financially Savvy Atheist

Much as we do, blogs also evolve. Today I present Frank the Financially Savvy Atheist which started at first as a blog about atheism and soon integrated his personal finances in. Frank is like a foil to Ray of The Millionaire’s Blog (interviewed 12/14/05) with regard to their treatment of religion and finances but I think that it’s interesting that now there are at least two personal finance bloggers who prominently display their religion on their blogs.

Frank’s most significant characteristic isn’t unique in the real world but a rarity in the personal finance blogger world: how many 22 year olds own their own home, have two kids, and author a blog? (I don’t know any). Enjoy!

jim: Could you tell us a little about yourself?
Frank: I currently reside in NH. I work in the finance industry. I’m married with two sons who bring new meaning to “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”


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PFB Spotlight – Stop Buying Crap

I think I’ve known Cap of StopBuyingCrap.com for probably as long as I’ve been blogging (he created his blog about a month after I started mine). In that time, I’ve enjoyed his style of writing and appreciate how closely this perspective mirrors my own (or how closely my perspective mirrors his, whatever). His blogging is as prolific as many of the other personal finance bloggers out there but when he does it’s always a fun read, especially his impromtu posts about when you “bought crap.”

And if you’re good with design, make the man a headline bar will you? Cheers and enjoy the brief chat I had with him.

jim: Could you tell us a little about yourself?
Cap: I live in Orange County, California. (Think Disneyland.. or that county that’s next to Los Angeles County. There’s more to this place but who cares.) I’m currently a student at my local community college, after a snafu in an engineering program at the state university. Turns out I hated math and I’m terrible at it.


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PFB Spotlight – Fat Pitch Financials

George runs Fat Pitch Financials which is primarily an investing related blog where he searches for profitable arbitrage opportunities in the marketplace. As he puts it, his quest is “to find dollar bills for 40 cents… Value investing and personal finance discoveries for those seeking to invest with a margin of safety in stocks with wide moats and to profit from arbitrage opportunities.” George has graciously agreed to not only answer all my questions but he offered me membership into his Contributor’s Corner where he offers a wealth of arbitrage opportunities. I’ve actually taken advantage of one such opportunity and when it comes to fruition, I’ll be writing about it in the future. Until then, enjoy the interview.

I started the PFBlogger Spotlight Series was started in Nov. 2005 with the intent of giving some exposure, however much I could, to other personal finance bloggers out there so we could get to know a little bit about the person behind the blogs. Lately the series was on hiatus because of the holidays but it’s back and anyone willing to answer some questions is eligible for a spotlight. Please contact me if you’re interested.


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PFB Spotlight – The Millionaire Blog

2/27/06: Turns out that Ray sold his blog late last year. All of the links in this post to that site were removed since they resulted in 404 Errors. I was looking forward to seeing him inject his religion into personal finance, oh well.

Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out what the difference is between all the personal finance bloggers out there. What makes my perspective different than any other blog? Therein lies the purpose of these PFBlogger spotlights, to try to illustrate the differences so we can all learn a little bit more about one another and today’s spotlight is no different. Ray is the guiding force behind The Millionaire’s Blog, a blog that published its first article on July 18th, 2005, and Ray brings a new perspective to the table – one that I hadn’t seen before. The importance of religion or lack of religion plays a significant role in all our lives but often times you don’t see it very publicly in the personal finance world because finance is mostly numbers. Occasionally, you read an article about tithing but for the most part the blogosphere is silent on the matter (again, as with female bloggers before, I could be entirely wrong).

Ray plans to “reinvent” his blog and inject a perspective that I feel adds tremendous value, one that includes his faith.

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Personal Finance Blogger Spotlights

The personal finance blogosphere has experienced tremendous growth in the last few months and there are so many now that I find myself becoming confused at who is who and what makes each of them special and unique (not the fuzzy “everyone gets a trophy” special and unique either). So… I’m going to start a series called PFBlogger Spotlight where I will be interviewing (via email or IM) bloggers who are interested in being involved.

If you want to be involved and you blog about personal finance, send me an email or instant message.

Thanks!


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