A Brief Blog Profile: Smart on Money
by Thomas Hynes
Launched in 2010, Smart on Money is a blog focused on personal finance, investing, taxes and a variety of other topics. The blog is not written by a financial expert, but rather a father, husband and lover of not only money matters, but also flag football and tennis. Mostly, he loves to write and help readers make sound decsisions. In short, he's a regular guy, who like Snoop Dogg, has his mind on his money, and his money on his mind.
Ok, that's not entirely true. Money really isn't everything to Smart on Money. Like I said, he's a father and a husband, and you get the feeling these two roles are far more important to him than that of blogger. (I just wanted to quote Snoop, ok?) In fact, on the blog today, you'll see a post encouraging people to appreciate what they have. We live in a material, get rich or die trying kind of world. It is seriously so refreshing to see anybody (let alone a finance blog!) espouse contentment. Plus, the video clip of Louis CK talking aboout this very subject on Conan. It's probably one of my favorite clips ever, and a clear indication that whoever is writing this blog is someone I understand.
And that's probably just it. Being smart about money probably means not spending it frivolously all the time. Contemptment, appreciation and satisfaction will not only leave you happier, but also with more money in your account. That's not just smart. It's genius.