Corny, I know. And its not even a joke. Care to guess why its personal? No? Because it's a mess! So messy, I've hit mid-life crisis and have nothing to my name (ok, that's an exaggeration, like I said, it's personal). Certainly not for lack of knowledge, I've read dozens of books about it, and while I can't exactly teach a course on it, I can easily pretend that I do (or so I claim, I don't really have proof.) So when I came across Carlo Ople's blog about a free personal and practical finance forum, I wasn't sure if I wanted to go.
Of course being the loser that I am, I didn't really have plans last Saturday, so I went. And boy was I glad I did. J. Randell Tiongson was cool, he was funny and witty, he seemed nice and warm, and he had a way of presenting finance in such a basic and simple way that made you want to listen and pay attention.
Go check out his blog if you want to know more.
Oh yeah, and I forgot, one more reason why it was cool! Free food!