Some of my favorite segments on other blogs are the Q&A/interview sessions with other bloggers. I enjoy getting to know all of you on a more personal level, since I read so many of your thoughts, opinions, and really share in your life. So today, we’re going to be getting to know another personal finance blogger from the Nashville area.
1. Who are you, where do you blog, and how long have you been at it?
Howdy, I’m Addison, the lady who runs Cashville Skyline! I’ve been blogging for almost two months and I had been regularly inspired by a number of personal finance blogs for about a year before I took the plunge.
2. Why did you start blogging? What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
I started Cashville Skyline to improve my writing and digital marketing skills and to hold myself publicly accountable for sticking with my financial goals. I was unprepared for how unbelievably cool and supportive everyone in the personal finance blog community would be! It’s been amazing to regularly chat with so many interesting and intelligent folks!
3. What’s your favorite food?
Gnocchi. I’m Italian and have been known to eat leftovers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner around the holidays.
4. What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading “The Millionaire Next Door.” It’s completely eye-opening and has solidified my desire to continue living a frugal lifestyle. Any suggestions on what to read next?
5. What’s the best financial advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t try to time the market and stay the course.
6. What’s a major life goal of yours?
Never stop growing and learning, never allow money to dictate my career choices (and help others do the same), create many meaningful things that I am proud of, and spend as much time as possible with family and friends.
7. Where do you want to be in 5 years?
Still living in Nashville. I’d like to have solidified a few additional streams of income through my investments and side hustles. I want to be five years closer to eventually working for myself.
8. If money suddenly wasn’t a necessity, how would you spend the majority of your time?
I’d still be just as busy creating art (music, photography, etc.), running an urban farm in my backyard, cooking every day, reading and writing. I’d travel for at least a few months out of the year. Oh, and I’d spend at least one election season on the campaign trail following and promoting someone I believe in.
9. What’s your favorite thing to geek out about (other than personal finance)?
Classical music and politics. I actually have a degree in classical singing (shhhhh…)
10. The next trip I’m planning is to __________.
Iceland! I’m experimenting with a little travel hacking this year to make some international trips more affordable. I’ve already secured the Companion Pass on Southwest Airlines for 2014. I’ve been everywhere in the continental United States except for New Mexico and Wyoming (great ones, I know!)
Be sure to check out Addison’s blog at www.CashvilleSkyline.com!