Afraid, Yet Smitten - You Haven't Heard of Violent Acres Yet?
So, if you have yet to read the writings of The Terrifyingly Funny Evil Blog Queen V at Violent Acres (and you should have, since handsome single studmuffin Will Chen linked her in his Top 20), then you're in for a real treat/therapy session. Someone sent me a link to her story about How To Fight, which is, hands-down, one of my favorite blog posts ever. But more topical, at least for this site, is her 3-part series on financial indepedence (you can read parts 1, 2, and 3 by clicking here).
It’s about changing your perceptions, re-evaluating your wants and needs, and gaining the ability to make your own choices even if they go against the grain. A little self discovery will take you farther than any spread sheet I could show you. I guess the real question is: How bad do you want it?
V has created a good deal of controversy over her statements, and has earned herself a good number of enemies in the blogging community in a short amount of time. All kinds of claims are made about her (she's a man, she's fat, she uses technology to somehow twist her site traffic), but none of that matters to me. If someone can make me laugh out loud while my jaw drops, then they get my linking.
I'm not going to endorse or criticize her opinions, because I'm kind of afraid that she will try to cut me. So I'm just linking - but be warned, V wouldn't exactly fit in in a "positive" blog environment, so she probably won't be on our (future) blog roll. But she has some GREAT ideas about money, management, saving, and investing.