As I mentioned in my first official post, I am a person of ideas. Too many ideas compete in my head for attention and while I want to write about A LOT of things (nutrition, traveling, human rights and TV series to name a few), this blog will have to be somewhat focused to be successful.
The main intent of The American Debt Project is to make everyone more aware of financial matters: each reader’s own personal finances being the most important, but also being able to understand how money is handled at the businesses they invest in, the school district their children attend, the city, state, and federal governments that purportedly serve them and every other institution in our lives. My main topics on the personal level will be debt elimination, people who are or are not on the path to debt elimination (I love profiling people and their stories), finding investing opportunities at every income level and finding your way to financial freedom.
On a broader level, I will examine topics like understanding the impact of poverty and a growing low-income class in America, markets and investing and how much BS you have to wade through in those areas to get to the real story, and best of all, corruption. While most political mainstream news in America isn’t worth reposting here, there is nothing like a good dose of corruption in my daily news. Corruption is a hallmark of our weaknesses and points out our greed, laziness, and stupidity. Man can be great. In fact, he can be so impressive that we have to clarify that a thing was created by man, as in “manmade river” or “manmade island”. But we also fall to great depths and that is what has always fascinated me—those aberrations of human behavior. Fringe groups, brash behavior in individuals, governments and businesses, and anything else we can see as irrational from the comfort of our armchairs: these are all fair topics for this blog since it falls under the greater umbrella of what motivates us and what those motivations can drive us to do.
I’ll try to stay on topic and serve up only the best in finance, debt reduction, and investing, and I’m open to any topics my brand-new readers want to hear more about. I’ll also dig into great articles that highlight how bizarre and appalling we can be when we have power.
I can’t wait to get this thing going, I feel like I’m sitting in a sports car at a stop light right now :O)!