Banker Girl

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Blog Title: Banker Girl

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Blogger name(s)/Alias(es): Heidi

Blog start date: November 14, 2007

About the Blog: 'Welcome to BankerGirl. I am a real life banker living and working in the Midwest. For nearly ten years I have been preaching to my friends about the importance of reigning in unsecured debt, coaching clients on how to improve their FICO scores, and explaining to business owners the importance of liquidity ratios. I have been a featured speaker at personal cash management seminars and I teach a couple of financial management classes at a local college.

My deep, dark secret is that I am a financial hypocrite. To date, I haven’t put my money where my mouth is.

At all.

I have a mortgage that I can barely afford, tons of consumer debt, over $60k in student loans, and a ridiculously high car payment. I blame myself for the mess I am in, and this blog is intended to be a public record of how I (hopefully) claw my way out of the personal financial hell of my own making. I don’t expect any sympathy from readers; I just hope that my hypocrisy doesn’t chase anyone away. The moral of my story is that bankers and other financial advisors are human and are not exempt from making catestrophic financial mistakes.

Please join me in what is sure to be a challenging journey to financial independence. Along the way, I will dish up advice, include a few (anonymous) client anecdotes, and link you to financial resources that I have found helpful. I’ll happily answer reader questions (although I am going to keep some details of my personal life private to protect the guilty).' -- from the About page

Approx post frequency: 3-5 times weekly

Blog Categories (on this wiki): Personal Finance Bloggers, Frugal Bloggers, Debt and Credit Bloggers, Investing Bloggers

Specializations: banking, credit cards, debt, frugal, loans, retirement, saving,


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This article is based on an article from Finwikian, available under the GFDL, content later converted into CC-BY-SA.