Accounting is the language of finance. And as with all things, you need to be passionate about what you want to learn. If you want to learn French, be passionate about France and all things French. Likewise, you ought to be passionate about finance if you want to be an accountant.
This includes all things finance – personal finance, investing and maybe even quantitative finance and data science. Below are 3 blogs to motivate you about finance to help you become a great accountant:
JL Collins is an American blogger who writes about personal finance. Specifically, he’s known for his stock series and strong belief that everyone should invest in an ETF like VOO (S&P 500) or VTI (Total US Stock Market).
JL Collins talks about the US stock market’s annual compound interest rate of 8% per year and how important it is to take advantage of ETFs to grow your wealth. Don’t think about complicated investments or derivatives. Set aside a set amount of money every month to invest in a S&P 500 ETF. Don’t think about it. Just invest.
This is the finance blog of author Robert Kiyosaki of “Rich Dad Poor Dad”. In this book, he expands upon his idea of assets and writes about cryptocurrency and gold to protect your wealth. Robert warns against the US dollar and how leveraged the US government is.
This is another American blogger that has been featured in Yahoo and the New York Times. He talks about living frugally and spending less than 50% than his friends and family. He already preaches about ETFs and writes a little about rental properties as investments.