Bizarrely, personal finance is an area of life where most people have no idea what high performance looks like. Or what it takes.
Talking openly about money is still taboo. So most people that are good at saving keep their head down and quietly get on with it. That leaves newspaper journalists and editors trying to sell more copies or clicks by pandering to people’s fears and prejudices.
There are few programmes about personal finance on TV / radio in the UK and they’re usually pants. Take Radio 4’s Moaneybox (as far away as possible please) which, whenever I listen, seems to be an endless procession of hand-wringing and stories about gullible people. Its all complaining and no action….all mouth, no trousers.
When it comes to money, most people (readers of good FI blogs excepted) have no idea what’s possible. That’s why one of my aims is to show a wider