About this blog

Over the past few years, I have been inspired by many of the great personal finance and early retirement blogs. I have toyed with the idea of starting my own, and decided to give it a shot in 2017. I hope to use this blog to chronicle my journey toward the crossover point where investment income is greater than expenses. I also want to use it to discuss my own perspective on “financial independence” and how that jives with my faith and beliefs. I’m hoping that sharing my journey will help others, and also will open up conversations with my friends on life, money and priorities.

My blog title / domain name is an homage to a great book, Your Money or Your Life. I also picked it to reflect my own challenges in balancing my focus on money with the rest of my life, and with keeping the proper perspective on money in my life.

“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?”

Other reasons I’m blogging

Technology: I majored in computer science in college, and while I’ve worked in the technology field, I haven’t done active software development since college. I’m maintaining this blog on my own built from scratch Linode VPS, which has been a fun way to get back into Linux, shell scripting, and some lightweight web development. I hope to post occasionally about what I’m learning in this space.

Figuring out WordPress: I maintain my wife’s blog, which is far better written, more interesting and more popular than this blog. I’ve been a terrible blog admin because I haven’t taken the time to learn WordPress. I’m hoping having my own WordPress blog will motivate me to learn and make her blog better.

Creativity: I enjoy writing and want to see if blogging is something that clicks for me. For my whole internet life, I’ve always been a consumer of information. I want to see if producing content is an outlet for creativity that also sparks initiative in other areas of my life.