Having made my recent rounds among the usual PF blogs this weekend, I suddenly had this thought that us PF bloggers can pretty hard on our friends.
If a friend says, “this looks good on you, buy it”, we complain that they are enabling.
If a friend says, “don’t buy stuff/travel, put the money towards debt/savings”, we complain that they are negative nancys; that we “need to have a life while paying down debt”; that “we could die tomorrow”.
If a friend says nothing, we complain that they are “not interested in personal finance matters”, and “why does no one talk about money???!!!”
Are friends and acquaintances of PF bloggers “damned if you do, and damned if you don’t”?