Do you have a financial question you want answered?
Want somebody to look at a snapshot of your finances and give you a checkup?
For the longest time I’ve considered doing a regular segment that involves readers, either something like Simple Dollar’s Reader Mailbag or Get Rich Slowly’s Ask the Readers.
I do receive a fair amount of reader questions (and would get many more if I actively solicited them), but I intentionally don’t because I simply don’t have time to respond to most. After all, I have a full-time job and a family, too, and if I spent all of my “blogging time” answering emails I would never get around to writing another post.
Now I hope to change that.
INTRODUCING FINANCIAL CHECKUPS
I’m looking for readers with financial questions who would like to be considered for a free (and public) Financial Checkup. If selected, I will:
- Provide a detailed answer to your question in a blog post, consulting research and experts when necessary.
- Give you a specific financial action plan for your situation.
- Ask readers to respond in comments with their opinions about your financial situation.
To be considered, you must be willing to share with the world:
- Your financial situation including income, assets, debts, and spending habits.
- Your first name, occupation, and city.
So yes, you need to put yourself out there a bit, but we’ll make sure we’re not going to fully identify you. (If you have an unusual first name, for example, you can ask we change it.) We will not publish your last name or employer. In return, you’ll hopefully get some sound financial help and inspiration from both me and other readers.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Interested in requesting a Financial Checkup?
To express interest in participating, complete this application form. (It should take 5, maybe 10 minutes.) The more information you can provide, the better. I will select questions for participation based upon how I can help and how interesting the resulting answer will be to everybody. I’ll select the first participant within a couple of weeks and then run pieces every couple of weeks thereafter.
Any questions, hit me up in the comments!
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