How helpful are those finance articles?

There are finance writers and then there are finance writers. In most cases, they’re all the same – they just think that they’re different from the others.

So what do finance writers do? Well, they write about finance obviously. And if you think that I’m padding out this article with stuff and nonsense, then you’d be right.

On the whole, I find finance writers write the most boring articles.  And surprisingly, they’re quite verbose people – that usually comes across in what they write.

Long lengthy articles about stocks, investments, bonds, margin loans and loads of other terms that sound simple but are in fact, quite complicated. Hence that’s the reason why they write such long diatribes to explain.

Of course, most of the population have fleeting interest in these types of articles. For many people, long winded investment products and the long term projections are of little interest.

The financial services sector prefers to keep it all a mystery I think. That way they’ll be sure to never run out of a job. Most ordinary people will never understand it and will need an expert to not only explain it, but also to look after it for them.

So it takes a finance writer to explain the mysteries. *rolls eyes*

But have you ever noticed that these finance writers never write articles about the most basic financial plan of all – the budget? Why is that?

Is it because they believe that it’s such a simple matter that there’s no mystery and there’s not enough to write about regularly?

Or could it be that they think that it’s such a boring topic that nobody would pay any attention?

Maybe it’s the need for simple words, when explaining a budget and how it works. After all, the budget is supposedly deemed to be too simple for educated minds.

But if that’s the case, then why don’t more people have a budget in place?

Now I’m not talking about a great big fancy spread sheet that shows every figure imaginable for every different scenario of every day of your life.

What I mean is, why don’t people just have a simple plan (or guide if you like) to enable them to manage their money on a daily basis.

This plan would include spending on bills and pleasurable things as well as cover the debt repayments. It would also encompass a regular savings pattern (if the income allows)

So why are there not more sensible articles written about that?

Maybe if there was, there would be no stigma surrounding the word budget and more people would embrace the lifestyle.

Yes, you too can have it all and live within your budget parameters. You just have to learn to think outside the box a little.

 

Carmel McCartin – Budget Bitch

And don’t forget – (The views expressed in this blog are the personal opinions of the author. Don’t rely on them to make financial decisions, you have to make up your own mind. If you don’t like the content – then either stop reading or send me an email)

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