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Personal Finance Blog Interview Series : Asking the Experts
One of the hardest things to do when running personal finance blogs is to diversify and create articles and content outside of your own expertise. All personal finance blogs are not created equal, in fact, they are created by many personal finance bloggers that have varying experiences over a multitude of different fields that pertain to personal finance.
This is why we have started our new interview series section that we call “Asking the Experts.” Our goal in this section is to find the brightest and most interesting personal finance bloggers, to discuss as many topics as we can find, and bring their voices and answers straight to you.
John Ulzheimer, one of the foremost experts on credit and credit reporting
John Ulzheimer is a nationally recognized expert on credit reporting, credit scoring and identity theft. He is the President of Consumer Education at SmartCredit.com and the credit blogger for Mint.com. Formerly of FICO, Equifax and Credit.com, John is the only recognized credit expert who actually comes from the credit industry.
He has served as a credit expert witness in more than 100 cases and has been qualified to testify in both Federal and State court on the topic of consumer credit.
John has been quoted and published over 1,000 times since 2005 on the topic of consumer credit and has appeared numerous times on CNBC, FOX, CNN, CBS Evening News and Oprah’s “Oprah and Friends” XM Satellite Radio show.
Directbanc.com discovers the man behind the mustache, the uncoventional and highly entertaining Mr. Money Mustache. (Pete, actually)
Mr. Money Mustache is a new financial blogger who retired, financially independent, from an average engineering job shortly after turning 30 in order to start a family. With no punches pulled, he attacks the mindless consumerism that defines America’s middle-class today, while re-teaching the traditional values of hard work and honesty as they apply to becoming wealthy in the modern world. You can check him out at mrmoneymustache.com.
The Family CEO blog Interview - Directbanc visits with the versatile personal finance blogger Julie Mayfield, of The Family CEO blog. Julie founded her blog to document her efforts in paying off debt, saving money, and creating an authentic, intentional life for her family.
WiseBread.com Interview – Directbanc speaks with Wisebread, one of our Top Five Personal Finance Blogs, to get the inside scoop on one of the most popular blogs on the web. Wisebread is well known in the personal finance community, as well as the national press, as a reliable source for financial education, career advice, and lifestyle trends. The founders and their diverse group of staff writers consistently provide their readers with timely and relevant information to help them accomplish the mission to ‘Live large on a small budget.’
Carrie Smith – Carefulcents.com - Carrie Smith is the writer behind the Careful Cents personal finance blog. She’s a Certified Bookkeeper and Tax Consultant who loves to travel. She’s also a career junkie, social media addict, debt hater and food lover.
Trevor McCandless - Trevor specializes in tax translation, with a focus on small businesses and their owners. He says “As an entrepreneur, I know what my clients go through. I counsel creative entrepreneurs on how to think about their financial numbers, and the tax effects that result from their everyday transactions. To get there, I’m literally changing the way tax professionals service their clients.” Trevor is also a Tax Master, CPA, Entrepreneur, Eagle Scout, and Yard Games Enthusiast.
Jenny Kerr- We shine the spotlight on women and finance in our third installment of the “Asking the Experts” series. We feature the esteemed personal finance blogger Jenny Kerr, of thejennypincher.com. Jenny comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in the areas of personal finance, including the lending and insurance industries. She developed and taught a budgeting course at a community college to help people better manage their finances. Inspired by the positive response, Jenny created her own blog to reach out to women and educate them about financial topics.
Kyle Bumpus – We asked Kyle, the personal finance blogger of Amateur Asset Allocator, to share his insights on investing in today’s economy. Kyle’s philosphy : “My aim is to present personal finance, investing, and economic issues simply enough for beginners to easily understand but with enough substance so as not to bore veterans.”
Paula Pant from Afford Anything: A Journalist, World Traveler, Entrepreneur and Investor. In 2008 she quit her job and sold all her worldly possessions. For the next two-and-a-half years, she traveled to about 27 countries across the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, averaging roughly one month per country (plus a longer stint in Australia).Upon her return, she purchased two rental properties that put passive cash in her pocket each month, and has never paid a penny in personal debt.
LaTisha Stylesfrom YoungAdultFinances.com: Directbanc.com explores the topic of young adult finances in our Personal Finance Experts and their Personal Finance Blogs interview series. We would like to introduce LaTisha Styles, the head contributor at Financial Success for Young Adults. The site teaches saving, investing and budgeting basics from how to place a stock trade to how to get a free credit score. You can start now and build wealth!
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