One of the basic mantras in the Personal Finance world is that an individual should try to follow the golden financial rule of “One House, One Spouse, and One Job.”
I myself broke each and every one of these rules and still consider myself financially successful.
This series is aimed to provide readers with examples of others who have done the same and still lead a financially successful life.
It is the hope of this series to target those who may feel down after breaking one or more of these rules and give them inspiration that all is not lost.
I created the following guideline to help with the submission process:
Please provide your age, occupation, marital status, and website (if any)
Which of the golden rules did you break?
For each golden rule broken, can you please provide the following information:
a) How old you were when you first broke the rule
b) What is your best estimate for the cost of breaking this rule?
c) How many years, if any, do you feel breaking the rule set you back financially?
d) How were you able to overcome the financial repercussions (if any)?
e) What were some of the factors you considered when weighing your decision to break a golden rule?
f) If you went back in time and was faced with the same situation, would you defy a golden rule again or would you instead find an alternative course (and if so what would it be)?
g) What advice would you offere readers potentially facing a similar decision?
h) Why do you think the rule that you broke is even included in the financial tenet, “One House, One Spouse, One job?”
i) If you were faced with breaking a golden rule today, would you do it?
Is there one financial rule you would never consider breaking and if so why?
Feel free to include any other pertinent information you felt was not covered in the above questions that would aid in the telling of your story.
If you have any post or posts that help exemplify your decision and/or its financial impact, please include the links and I will be happy to include them in the post.
Submissions can be sent via my Contact Me page.
Please review guest post submission guidelines.