A lot of personal finance bloggers openly write about money. They place their pretty little pictures in the sidebars and include their real names. I am not one of them.
Despite maintaining this blog for nine years and openly writing about many personal aspects of my life I’ve never revealed my identity.
A few very close friends know about this blog, but I don’t think they subscribe to it or keep up to date on the things I write about.
I’m not worried about the general population seeing into my bank accounts, but there are certain family members I would prefer to keep out of my business.
How about you? Would you be willing to share financial information with your friends or family members? Would you let them see inside your bank accounts and wallet? Would you tell them how much you earned and how much you spent each month?
I’m surprised by the number of people who seem open to sharing their finances with me. When a good friend wanted to buy a beach house she provided me with a run down of all of her finances. When another friend wanted to refinance his house and figure out how to save more money each month he was more than willing to share his financial outline with me.
In both cases my friends didn’t think twice about talking to me about the specifics of their financial situations.
How about you? Would you be open to sharing your financial information? Would you share everything or are there certain aspects you’d prefer to keep secret?
I share most details with those who ask, but I am always hesitant to share my net worth. Ask me anything else and I’ll give you an honest answer.