Like most people, I wasn’t taught about money at school. I wasn’t taught about money at home either. As money really does make the world go round, it’s baffling that so many of us are not taught about it.
This site aims to simplify and demystify the topic of personal finance and money. How to make it, keep it, and have it work for you. Many people, including myself are striving for the holy grail of financial independence through either being their own boss, or by achieving ways to supplement their cash flow through passive income streams.
When you decide to become financially independent, you embark on a continuous journey of self-discovery and accomplishment. There may be many bumps in the road ahead, but there is also much pleasure and satisfaction in the learning and commitment needed to achieve financial independence and obtain the ultimate prize.
For me that prize is freedom.
“Smart money” represents making better choices with your money. Every time you receive income, you have the power to either spend it, save it, or invest it. The more smart choices you make with your money, the quicker you can get on the path to achieving financial freedom.
“Money tree” represents your personal finance structures. Rooted in savings, the trunk of the tree could be thought of as your day job or main income source. The branches and leaves represent the limitless possibilities of alternative income streams.
We all need a smartMoneytree. Nurturing and growing it will not only improve your financial intelligence, but also improve your confidence and ability to deal with any future money troubles.
Soti Coker is the founder and editor of smartMoneytree. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter.