Personal finance is a bit like a religion
Sometimes I take all this personal finance stuff a bit too far.
My life has been transformed by learning about personal finance. It is better in almost every way. I am more relaxed, more confident about the future, and don't really worry about money any more. On the contrary, thinking about our finances has become fun and interesting.
Given how much benefit and enjoyment I have gotten from it, I can't help but want to tell others about personal finance. It's so obvious! So interesting! So beneficial!
Much like evangelicals or people actively trying to convert others to their religion, I find myself insisting a bit too much when talking to colleagues or friends. I'm sure some of them are sick of me by now. I have to make a conscious effort to tone it down at times.
The thing is, being informed about personal finance is like having a superpower. A power that gives you freedom and options, one that sets you apart from normal people who don't have it.
The difference between personal finance geeks and the x-men, though, is that anyone can become a personal finance geek :)
The first step is to read around the RetireJapan site and visit the Forum and Further Reading pages. Feel free to ask questions here in the comments, on the Forum, through the Contact Form, or on the Facebook page.
Anyone else find themselves boring people at parties or in the corridor at work?