A Little More About The Financial Blogger
As previously announced by Larry, aka GLBL guy, he recently sold his blog to a guy called The Financial Blogger. Well that guy is me, Mike, and The Financial Blogger is the name of my first blog. Selling a blog is a though decision to make for both the buyer and the seller. While Larry has to “leave a part of his life”, I am taking a risk that you won’t enjoy my articles as much as Larry’s. This is why I thought of introducing myself as my first article.
First of all, I am a happy father of two little kids; William (4) and Amy (2). I have been married for 5 years with my wife; my very first and only love (we have been together since we were 15!). I work in the financial industry since 2003 and I have been a financial planner for the past 2 years. What I really like about my job is helping my clients achieving their dreams. Buying their house, quitting their job and returning to school, retiring happy (and wealthy), those are the kind of dreams I can help my clients with. I always say that I can’t complain about the pay cheque, but what I enjoy the most, is coming back home with the feeling that I have helped someone today.
I have been blogging on The Financial Blogger since November 2006. What I really like about blogging is that I can share my knowledge with a lot more people than I can do at work. It also gives everybody a great opportunity to ask questions or add comments on my thoughts. Personal finance is a very wide and interesting topic since there are no single right answers. Each situation is unique and there is more than one good solution for each of them.
I started my blog with the help of one of my friend and partner in our online company: Pierre. He is my best friend (and William’s godfather too!). He is also working in the finance industry, precisely in the wonderful world of stock markets. While you won’t see his name often (he takes care of other website and he is the “techno guy”), he will bring his great experience of the stock market once in a while. He also runs a blog called The Intelligent Speculator. Pierre had some interesting financial adventures.
After school, for numerous reasons, he started travelling, a lot, going to places like Asia, Australia, Africa. It was all great except for the fact that he got into a lot of debt in the process. He will be writing about this. And now that he’s out of debt, he is beginning the best journey of his life, preparing a wedding that will take place in 2010, with all of the financial changes that will bring.
We will both be working really hard to provide the best financial content on the web as we think that there is a huge lack of financial education in North America. There are no such programs at school and we basically leave our kids at the age of 18 with a credit card and tell them to buy whatever they feel like.
Good news! I am keeping Stew with GLBL!
In order to not make significant changes and because I like his writing skills, Stew will keep writing for GLBL on a regular basis. He will write 2 to 3 posts a week and I will write the other posts.
If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them by email at mikael(dot)heroux(at)gmail.com. If you want to know something about me, I invite you to ask your questions by commenting on this post.
**Tomorrow, it will be the official launch with a contest and giveaways as we are looking for ideas and comments about what you like about GatherLittlebyLittle **