At one point in high school, I was the captain of both the Math Club and the AV Club.
I did school plays, enjoyed a game of Magic the Gathering from time to time, spent many days building computers and many nights at “LAN parties” playing Starcraft with my friends.
It’s safe to say I
was am a “Nerd.”
And proud of it.
Today, however, I’m a different kind of Nerd. I’m a personal finance nerd.
In other words, I enjoy talking about money and what it can do. I find the entire concept of money fascinating and love to find ways to make it, spend it, invest it, hide it (legally!), multiply it and share it.
A couple weeks ago I went to the Financial Bloggers Conference (FinCon14) in New Orleans and had an amazing time hanging out with hundreds of other “personal finance nerds” just like me. Sure, most of them were not real estate nerds (we are a “special” kind of personal finance nerd), but they loved talking about money and business all the same.
During the conference, one specific thing stood out to me: personal finance nerds are different. We think a little differently than the rest of the population — for good and for bad. So today I thought I would outline some of the ways we stand out.