Money Beagle

Twitter: @moneybeagle

I'm a personal finance blogger who got started in 2008 because I liked a lot of what I was reading, and thought I could make a contribution or two of my own to the blogging community. I am a mid-30's guy from Michigan, USA. I have a beautiful wife and a son that was born in 2009 and a daughter born in 2011. I work in the computer (IT) industry. My wife is a stay-at-home mom to our children, and previously had worked in child care, so I know that our kids  are in the best possible hands! My personal finance journey has been thankfully low-key, compared to many bloggers out there. I never got immersed in credit card debt, never got caught up in a real estate scheme. I gained and lost quite a bit of money in the tech bubble, and since then have been more conservative. Our biggest goal is to become debt free, with the exception of our mortgage. As of early 2010, we had paid off all our car loans, and were working to pay down the student loan debt by the end of 2012. If we can meet this goal and not take any new debt on in the meantime, we will have reached that goal and will be able to set more. We save 10% towards retirement. We also put money aside for expected expenses (being a homeowner, there are a lot of those). We save for our son's future college eduction. We have an emergency fund in the event that something bad happens. I had a teacher in college who always reminded us that "It's a great day to be alive!" and I try to remind myself of that often and to remember that every day is a blessing.


Stats Summary+/-

Money Beagle has a Wise Score of  66.32, which ranks it #169 among personal finance blogs.

Wise Score is an average of six statistics: MozRank, Number of Links to Domain, Klout Score, Twitter Followers, Alexa Rank, and Compete Rank. A Wise Score of 90 means the blog is better than 90% of its peers "on average". Learn more.

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A 30-something married guy from Michigan with a three year old boy, a one year old daughter, and who talks personal finance with a bark!
Tweeting since 5 January 2009 (15 years 8 weeks)

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Stat NameValueStat Explanation
Klout Score44.54The Klout Score is a 0-100 rating of @moneybeagle's overall influence on Twitter.
True Reach169True Reach is the size of @moneybeagle's engaged audience. Klout eliminates inactive and spam accounts, and only include accounts that @moneybeagle actually influences.
Network Score9.150-100 rating of the influence level of @moneybeagle's engaged audience.
Amplification Score4.00 0-100 score of the likelihood that @moneybeagle's tweets will be acted upon by their followers.
Klout Description of @moneybeagle
@moneybeagle is effectively using social media to influence their network across a variety of topics
Klout Classification of @moneybeagle
Networker You know how to connect to the right people and share what's important to your audience. You generously share your network to help your followers. You have a high level of engagement and an influential audience.
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Majestic SEO Stats+/-

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Stat NameValueStat Explanation
Referring Domains6,531Number of referring domains known for this item. If -1 then this number is not yet known.
Referring .EDU Domains1Number of referring domains from EDUcational sites (only exact .edu TLD included; no regional domains).
Referring IPs3,319Number of referring IP addresses.
External Backlinks2,203,598Number of external backlinks for this item.
Indexed URLs54,993Number of URLs for given item type present in index - these are NOT backlinks, but rather URLs belonging to given domain or subdomain: this metric is useful as an indication of domain content size.