In the 49th edition of our Best of the Best Blogger series, we’ve got Mitch Mitchell from TopFinanceBlog.com. (For clarity’s sake, our Mitch Mitchell is NOT Jimi Hendrix’ former drummer.)
Mitch is one of those bloggers who actually stumbled into personal finance blogging, more or less. Being passionate about the topic and thinking it would be “cool” to own a financial site, Mitch purchased the blog from a prior owner and has been very active on the site ever since.
Not surprisingly, Mitch covers all-things finance related but he also covers topics that are curiously even more interesting, such as “20 of the Worst Jobs You Could Ever Have” and “Famous People Who Lost It All“, making the blog an interesting read over and above all of the personal finance related content.
His personal financial philosophy and outlook is straight forward and honest and his brevity is refreshing. He’s the owner of several businesses outside of his personal finance blogging exploits, including an online marketing company and consulting business. All in all, Mitch is one of the better, little-known personal finance bloggers whose content and blog posts I’ve really come to appreciate greatly.
We sat down with Mitch recently to talk about fiscal responsibility, paying attention to your finances and the difficulty of recruiting writers and advertisers as a blogger.
Tell me a little bit about the inspiration behind TopFinanceBlog.com.
You cover a wide variety of tips for consumers to save money and pay down debt as well as advice on more generally related finance topics. In your opinion, whats the most compelling personal finance topic that people should be paying attention to right now? (Such as government spending, consumer debt, entitlement programs, etc.)
Tell me about 2-3 of your favorite personal finance sites and what inspires you about them.
Whats your biggest challenge or obstacle competing in the personal finance space?
Whats been the most gratifying about your blogging escapade? Most disappointing?
Whats your stance on credit cards? Useful tool or the root of all-evil?
I’d like to thank Mitch for taking the time with us. I really appreciate the opportunity!