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I’m the Chief Financial Officer of My Own Life

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My friend J.D. asked me to write a little about how and why I assemble and publish my monthly financial updates and how the idea of looking at your personal finances from a quasi-business point of view helps gain perspective. What resulted is now a guest post at one of my favorite money-related blogs, Get Rich Slowly. I’ll eventually publish it here as well, but please read my story at GRS.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Binary Dollar

I read the post and I loved it. So do you and JD hang out? Or is he exclusively an online friend.

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,475 (Platinum)

Online friend. I have yet to meet another pf-blogger in person.

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avatar SCapitalist

I loved your story. I have always tried to apply this concept of being a CEO to my life as well. However, I have struggled to steer my ship with the clarity a CEO would demand. I have been debating whether or not to publish my net worth on my blog, as many other PF blogs do. This article has cemented the importance of monthly publishing. It is key to accountability, which I admit, I need more of. I will definitely be doing this in the future. Your blog is a huge inspiration to me in many ways.

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avatar moneysmartlife

Cool analogy. So if you’re the CFO of “Your Life” corp, how can we invest in your company? Is there an IPO coming up soon?

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avatar Ranjan

Cool way of conveying that “Taking responsibility for yourself’ is the key. It ain’t easy though you make it look easy,( to analyse your own self!!). For many of us, it takes a hard knock when we are able to go back to our drawing board and analyse the situation. Mostly it is a roller coaster ride, expending all our energy and gaining nothing.

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,475 (Platinum)

No IPOs, but I’m not averse to people sending me money. :-)

Thanks for your comments, everyone!

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avatar J.D. @ Get Rich Slowly

Hey, Flexo — thanks so much for sharing that piece with my readers. And thanks, too, for all the help you’ve given me during the first few months of my site. Your encouragement has been awesome…

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