Saturday, April 13, 2013

Coming Out

I had a scary dream last night that I had to come out on my blog. I immediately wanted to delete all of the in-depth finance posts. In real life, I'm a very private person about my finances. I've never told any of my friends how much we make or pay for anything. That's why I like blogging. Even though I rarely do net with posts, you can still probably get a good idea on where we're at with things.

I will probably never out myself on this blog. Nobody in my real life needs to know this much financial information about me? How about you? Are you public? Plan to be? Never?

7 comments:

  1. I'm public. Doesn't bother me because it's only money. BUT I know how you feel. It's been taboo to share such information for so long, it would be hard to do.

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  2. I'm with Sharon, i'm "out"... ;) I share it all... I have people email thanking me for my openess and that it helps them, so for that, I continue to be open & honest.

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  3. Honestly, it was very scary to tell everything about our finances. And right after I posted them MSN wanted to do an interview. I thought, "WOW this is a bad idea and I'm really stupid." I can say this is one of the best things that I have ever done for our family and my piece of mind. Crazy right? People are much more kind about it than you would think. It is like having an instant network. SO many people are having problems and it is great to have people that really understand what you are going through. It also helps to get other ideas on problems. You will find that you will make some wonderful and understanding friends out of being so honest.

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  4. Well, I do post my name & roughly where I live. BUT - I have a bigger blog where I post craft stuff, recipes & photos & since a lot more people "know" me over there I started my debt blog under a different Google account. I didn't want it traceable to the other blog. So I guess I'm incognito for now - but anyone who really cared & had the time & knowledge could easily figure it out (lucky for me all those crafty types are too busy .... crafting! LOL)

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  5. Heh, that's funny that you'd have a bad dream about that. I'm not fully out name/last name, though I've posted my photos and often talk about family and location. I don't really care about my finances; money is money. I don't care if people know this info. I do have friends that think it is extremely taboo to talk personal finances, but I think a bit of it is pride, and I do believe if people were a bit more open (read open, not sharing all specifics or income), we would be in a better place. Some people have better knowledge about debt repayment, some are afraid to ask and afraid to talk about it, so they keep doing the same thing over and over which may be a bad decision for them.

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  6. I'm the same as you, I'm a very private person and my blog lets me just be free to talk about things I wouldn't normally share. I've been contacted by media to do interviews but I always refer them on to other bloggers as I just couldn't stand the attention in real life. Being anonymous is better for me.

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  7. Honestly, I think your actual financial details are pretty vague. I've read your whole blog and I don't even have a recent ballpark of your household income since you started "earning a lot" of commission.

    DH used to be really mouthy about his earnings to family and friends, which really bothered me. I talked to him about it and he stopped. I don't care much if people know my identity, I just like discussing finances but don't want to look like a braggart for trying to make responsible decisions. I was reading a friend's post on FB earlier tonight about how she has every cable service available. This is the same person who throws pity parties over needing to buy her kids school clothes. I mean yeah, I'd love a cool Jeep like they have, but instead I drive an old Camry so I can stash a few bucks in the bank. I don't want to be known for what I have, but rather for what I will give away. There is no greater feeling to me than giving something anonymously to someone who doesn't expect it, but will really appreciate it.

    The other poster's are right... it's just money.

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