Friday Finance Findings for January 15th – Going Pro Edition

You want news? I’ve got some news for you. Starting next week I join the ranks of the self-employed, often referred to as a ‘problogger.’ Things didn’t work out with my employer, so here I am. It’s going to be an exciting, yet somewhat scary journey. The biggest concern is losing a big chunk of our household income. That hurts, especially when you are carrying two mortgages. Even so, it’s doable, but until I can begin to kick things up a notch with online earnings it’s going to be tighter than it was.

But that brings me to the good news. For one, the readers are going to be the true beneficiaries. With more time and all restrictions lifted in terms of what I can talk about I’ll be able to publish more content and spend even more time interacting with all of you. I look forward to that. This new lifestyle change also allows me to focus more time on my other endeavors. You may remember that I also write about financial planning over at About.com so I’ll be able to create more content over there as well. What you probably don’t know is that I’m also working with a new personal finance startup company. They haven’t launched yet so it’s still under wraps, but I’m flying out to New York next weekend to join in a celebration of the public launch. And finally, I have a bit of a side project slowly taking shape that will feed off of and work as a companion to this site.

I know, it’s a lot of stuff going on and a lot to digest. Imagine how I feel! So, all I can say is to stay tuned in the coming weeks as things begin to ramp up. The best way to stay on top of what’s going on is to get free feed updates, follow me on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, and sign up for free email updates in the form near the bottom of this post. You’ll be the first to know what’s going on and when new items are being launched or discussed.

 

Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle

My name is Jeremy Vohwinkle, and I’ve spent a number of years working in the finance industry providing financial advice to regular investors and those participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans.

18 comments
Financial Samurai
Financial Samurai

Hey Jeremy, good job, and GOOD LUCK! Hope to read some good posts from you in the future. Also hope we will get to know each other more in 2010.

Best,

Sam

RC@Thinkyourwaytowealth
RC@Thinkyourwaytowealth

Congrats, Jeremy! I am sure you will look back on this in the future and see it as a great move. Good Luck!

GE Miller
GE Miller

2 years from now you'll be looking back at this as one of the best things to happen to you. Exciting stuff! Can't wait to see all the good stuff that you create now that you have more time.

Sun
Sun

That's a giant step forward, Jeremy! Good luck with paying two mortgages ;)

FFB
FFB

Awesome news and best of luck!

MD @ Studenomics
MD @ Studenomics

Congrats on your new journey Jeremy. You might may less money but you will surely be happier.

Ben
Ben

Exciting! Congrats on the big event, if you're ever running short on cash I've got lots of house and yard projects I could hire you to do :)

ChristianPF
ChristianPF

Welcome, to the club! I got laid off a year and a half ago for a quick entry into the problogger world and I am now so thankful that I got laid off - I am enjoying self-employment a whole lot more!

Patrick
Patrick

Congrats on the career change, Jeremy. With all the projects you've got going right now, I bet you'll be so busy you won't even notice the day job gone, other than the paycheck! ;)

Best of luck!

Mike Piper
Mike Piper

Yep, it sure is scary. Honestly, I bet it's scary no matter how much income one's business is bringing in.

Congratulations! :D

Ron
Ron

This is awesome news Jeremy, congratulations! I must admit a little jealousy ... ;)
Thanks for mentioning my YNAB giveaway on my blog!

Kyle
Kyle

Congrats on going pro! Hopefully I'll be where you are within the next 2 years.

2 Cents
2 Cents

This is one of the best round-ups I've read in a while. I found lots of great info that I hadn't already read. Thanks and good luck as a problogger!

jim
jim

Welcome to the ranks of the probloggers... though you should've stayed on next week because Monday is a holiday. :)

Peter
Peter

Good luck on the new probloggger status! Sounds exciting and scary at the same time!