Last updated on July 3rd, 2019
Schools do a terrible job of teaching people how to manage their money.
I went through elementary school, high school, and college and no one ever taught me even the basics of personal finance.
Sure, I learned about the pythagorean theorem, the Boston Tea Party, and Newton’s laws of motion.
But what about the important stuff??
How come no one ever taught me how to create a budget, why you need an emergency fund, how to responsibly use credit cards, or the importance of paying yourself first? What about dividend stocks, life insurance, or 401(k) plans?
That’s the kind of stuff you need to know if you want to get anywhere in this world!
But since schools skip right over these vital lessons, we have to depend on our parents and other family members to guide us.
And if our parents struggled to manage their own money, how can we expect them to teach us those money lessons they never learned themselves?
This is part of the reason why there is a growing disparity between the rich and the poor and the middle class. Rich people teach their kids how to handle money, but the poor and middle class don’t.
And so the cycle continues on and on with each generation. The rich get richer while the rest of us work our butts off and never seem to get anywhere.
We created Wealthy Turtle to give you the tools and knowledge to manage your money like a rock star!
You won’t find any bullshit or scams here. Just well-researched, in-depth articles that will arm you with some serious kung fu money skills.
We’ve worked hard to create an ultimate personal finance resource to help you take control of your cash.
Not long ago, my family and I were up to our eyeballs in debt…our expenses were actually greater than our income and we had to keep tapping into our savings just to stay afloat.
We weren’t saving a dime for our future and I had no idea where our money was actually going.
I said to my wife, “We’re smart people…how did this happen??”
So we started making changes to improve our financial situation.
We cut our expenses where we could, but we also looked for ways to increase our income. I got a second job for awhile, and started learning how to make money online as a blogger. I learned to spend less time on ESPN.com and more time reading personal finance books and websites to learn everything I could about money management.
Flash forward a few years and we’re in a much better situation. We still have a little debt left to pay off, but we’ve learned to pay ourselves first so we’re always savings and investing.
On Wealthy Turtle, I plan to share my experiences and the knowledge I’ve gained in plain English that anyone can understand. You’ll find articles on all aspects of personal finance, product reviews, and personal stories that will help you achieve financial freedom. And along the way we’ll have a good time and share some laughs.
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A little about me…
I live in New Jersey with my beautiful wife and our 3 amazing kids. They are a handful and they can try my patience when I’m trying to get some writing done, but I love them more than anything. If I don’t publish a new post or respond to emails for a few days, I’m probably just giving them piggy back rides or something. 🙂
- I don’t watch a ton of TV anymore but I do enjoy the Food Network and the Science Channel (yea, so I’m a nerd…so what!)
- I’m a Mets fan…please don’t rub it in.
- There are few things better than standing in front of the hot grill with a cold beer in my hand while I wait for dinner to be ready.
- Since becoming a homeowner I’ve learned to do all sorts of projects around the house. Some of them I’m quite proud of and others…well let’s just forget about those.
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