“You do not need to make personal finance your new hobby.”
-Bruce Sellery, author of Moolala.
It is easy to get carried away with just about anything these days. I’m not going to list any specific examples, just in case you happen to be an enthusiastic member of the Society for the Appreciation of Historical Romanian Luggage (oops) but you know what I mean. Personal finance is certainly a subject that lots of people get very into. It’s hard to say that these people have gotten carried away because, well, most of them are richer than I am, so I would just sound bitter. But it is indeed easy to lose perspective and have wealth accumulation become an end unto itself, instead of a means to the end of a full, stable, satisfying life. Being able to provide this kid of life for myself and my family was, and still is, my ultimate reason for becoming involved with personal finance.