Although this is primarily a food blog, I admit that I favor personal finance/simple living/frugality blogs. I guess it’s more interesting to read about finance-related events than the latest recipe someone concocted in their kitchen. However, I recently wrote a small complaint that many of the pf bloggers make me want to spend! Shouldn’t finance-minded blogs steer you in the opposite direction?
Then I realized that many of these same bloggers are also in their 20s or early 30s at most. I’m closer to 40 if you must know…I’m not sure why I enjoy reading younger bloggers since their priorities are probably different from mine. In my 20s, I wasn’t a clotheshorse but I’m sure that I was tempted to spend more in the area of clothing, shoes and accessories. I definitely spent a fair amount on traveling. Now that I think about it, finance didn’t even cross my mind (much) in my 20s. I saved 5% (maybe) in my retirement account. I probably opened a Roth IRA. I didn’t have credit card debt but I did have a new car loan.
I shouldn’t let age dictate what I find interesting to read but it’s definitely something to keep in mind the next time I come across a post about spending.