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.