This morning, there were approximately 12,581 people like me–people who think their real-life experiences with money qualify them enough to give you advice about finances from their corner of the internet.
Time to bump the counter up to 12,582 for this dude.
You may have already heard of 12-year-old personal finance writer Paris Spence-Lang from John Chow dot Com. This pre-teen pencil pusher, who doesn’t need things like “experience” or “a driver’s license” to talk about money, has sparked a storm of e-gossip with astounding financial insight such as:
- “…when you’re talking to a bank about a mortgage and you’re not sure whether or not you’re getting the best rate, ask them what they’re best rate is…”
- How to win at Monopoly: “…remember: never not spend money.”
- And some advice for all of us 12-year-olds: “If you can get a good cabernet for 150 dollars each, try to buy at least 100 bottles.”
The name of Paris’s blog might also ring a bell to long-time Punny Money readers. That’s right, it’s the same name of my original personal finance website. Except mine has an extra space in it. Apparently spaces between words aren’t “in” with kids these days.
By now I’m sure you’re ready to fire your grown-up financial advisor and hand your portfolio over to Mr. Spence-Lang. But before you do that, don’t forget that I’m 24 years old which means my advice must be exactly twice as good as his!