One personal finance website that inspired me to start my own was Dividend Mantra and the main reason (besides his good dividend stock advice) is he keeps an amazing budget (he saves over half his income every single month) and is so open with his finances. He lists his stock holdings, goals and even his monthly budget, down to the dollar!
I would like to be more open, but something is holding me back. I don’t know if as a child I was told not to talk about money, that it was rude. One thing I have always noticed is the people who have a decent amount of money (IMO net worth over $1M) and who I view as “classy” aren’t “flashy” about their money.
Given this site is somewhat anonymous and I do want it to be a personal finance and savings site, I will strive to be more transparent with my own finances.
What was your history with talking about money? Was it a taboo subject? Don’t you think if we were more open (as a society) we could encourage each other to save more and reach our own personal goals?