Many people see personal finance as a burden. They think the more financial responsibility you have, the less fun you have. The opposite–in fact–is true. Finance topics can actually be interesting to learn about and fun to play around with. More importantly, there is a special kind of happiness that comes with being in control. Every debt paid off is a breath of fresh air. Every investment added to your portfolio is an addition to a collection of precious items that will increase in value over time (and pay dividends). If you need a hobby, finance can be a relaxing as yoga and as creatively stimulating as making music (I admit as a professional musician). This blog is all about learning new things about yourself and the world, setting goals, using proven strategies to achieve those goals, and experiencing the deep, intense happiness of financial confidence.