The Billfold is not another personal finance site. A personal finance site is a site for people who have decided to overhaul their financial lives, and want help doing it. We are a site about money. We are interested in people’s lives and how funds make those lives awesome, and not-so-awesome.
The Billfold aims to do away with the misbelief that talking about difficult money issues is uncomfortable, and create a space to have an honest conversation about how we save, spend and repay our debts. We are going to break one of the last taboos in our culture—talking about what you earn, what you spend, what you owe.
The Billfold was founded by Mike Dang and Logan Sachon, with contributions from talented people from around the globe. Who are Mike and Logan? Well, a friend once described the two as “a study in contrasts.” Mike pays all his bills on time, saves for retirement, and sends home money to his parents. Logan lives off her credit cards, has $3 in her savings account, and has her parents pay her phone bill.
We are a socially conscious money site; while the majority of finance sites out there are focused on how people can build wealth, we acknowledge that structural inequality has made it difficult for many people to rise out of poor economic circumstances.
Ester Bloom is our contributing editor. Ester can be reached here.
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