NevBlog F.A.Q.

Why does your page look so simple?
-I’d rather focus on content than site layout.

You seem to be all about money. What’s up with that?
-This is a financial blog, therefore everything I write will somehow pertain to money.

I’ve noticed you don’t write too much about about current events, why?
1.) My opinion doesn’t matter unless I am going to take action on the event.
2.) It seems pointless to simply reiterate and comment on the news.

For a personal financial blogger, you do not seem to be very frugal.
-That’s because I have no trouble spending within my means. I spend in areas where it counts and I only will spend what I can truly afford.

Won’t all work and no play make Nev a dull boy?
-I work hard and play even harder. I also find being entrepreneurial to be “fun”. Working at a job is alright, but entrepreneuring is often enthralling, even when performing mundane tasks.

What are your views on the books “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and “The Millionaire Next Door”?
-Rich Dad – I think it is a decent inspirational book that can novices start managing their financial affairs better.
-Millionaire Next Door – This is the way most Americans (or anywhere) with a steady job should live their lives.

What reading material do you like?

  • There are a sleu of blogs such as TheKirkReport I read everyday along with the basic newsources: CNN, NYTimes, BBC etc.
  • I print out and read the BerkshireHathaway notes to investors all the time.
  • Anything by Earl Nightingale should be plated in gold.
  • The undoubtedly best book I’ve ever read was “Think and Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill.  I have some other book recommendations here.
  • The Gary Halbert Letter (Google it).
  • I go to the public library about 3-5 times a week and find books of varying subjects.
  • Often I stroll through the stacks of the library, see a book that catches interest, then sit down right there and read the whole book.
  • I keep journals and write notes of most things I read….or at least put snippets of them in my iPhone.

Why should I take financial advice from you?
-You shouldn’t.

What was your major in college?
-Political Science with a business minor (from The University of Texas).

Shouldn’t you have gone for a business degree since you are more finance minded?
-No.

How often do you post?
-Every other day except weekends. I might post once a day if I feel like it. No, scratch that…I’ll post whenever the hell I feel like it.

Do you report EVERY penny you have on the site?
-I (used) to post accurate information about many of my accounts.

Do you post all your business adventures on the site?
-No. Many of my ventures are not posted as some require a certain level of anonymity for different reasons. The best stuff is often the most confidential.

What is the purpose of this site?
-I created this site for one selfish purpose, to keep track of my fiancial progress.  If someone learns something in the process, that’s a great bonus.

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    Blog posted on: November 19, 2004

    13 comments on “NevBlog F.A.Q.

    1. Snowy

      Hi Nev!

      Since your site is about money, I thought I’d send you an interesting links about the topic.

      http://www.transaction.net/money/book/

      and interview with the author

      http://uazu.net/money/lietaer.html

      Basically this guy Bernard Lietaer is one of the architects of the Euro currency, and he talks about the cracks in the infrastructure of our modern monetary system. The book makes for an interesting read. Hope you find it helpful on your journey of study :)

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    2. Anonymous

      I wish I had the intelligence at such an early age, be careful putting such info so readily availabe, protect yourself.

      Reply
    3. Just Simple

      Money is an interesting subject and making money is an interesting hobby. All work no play? For me, Money is a Game, and from my humble opinion, it’s the best game ever made in mankind history.

      I’d been reading your blog for quite some time and i will like to tell you, sincerely… I LOVE YOUR BLOG AND IT”S THE BEST BLOG I’D EVER READ! KEEP IT UP!!!

      Btw, i’m editing my blog and after i’m done, i’m gonna link you. Cheerz~

      Reply
    4. richard

      hi Neville,

      I found your blog roaming around, and it intrigues me. I have started a financial advisory business, first a web based newsletter and then a commercial version to be sold direct to large financial institutions. we have most of our systems in place, but not all, have a website, started a pr program, etc. but, one of the neglected areas has been a blog to reach the individual investor community, and one that could also serve as a source of ad revenue.
      I know little about blogging detail, you seem to know quite a bit more, and you are already interested in the investment area. so, do you have an interest in helping to set up an initial blog of my business and guide its development, manage the technical but also train one or more of my group? if all goes well this would be a long term relationship, not a one-time effort.
      if you are interested, what type of business arrangement do you usually have- project fee, hourly, share of revenue, etc? what similar types of projects have you handled? anything else you can tell me?
      our goal is to have the website finished within the next few weeks and release the full program by September. let me know what you think., hope to hear from you soon,

      Rich Spitzer, Publisher
      http://www.TrendPointers.com
      PO Box 2159
      Northbrook, Il. 60065
      847-480-9830
      trend100@comcast.net

      Reply
    5. Anonymous

      Hey Neville.

      First off, great site! I’m currently trying to find ways to earn myself a few quid over the summer so this site is really inspirational.

      My question is about your other site, House of Rave.com, and about online websites in general. I can’t seem to find the answer to this question. Where do you get your stock from? I’m pretty much assuming you don’t make the items yourself, so where do you get it from? Do you buy it in physically yourself, or are you just a middleman?

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    6. Dave

      The Gary Halbert Letter. I’ve every one of them, most of them twice, and the Boron Letters. Time to read them again.

      Reply

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