I love it when I receive an e-mail that begins:
As much as I know that I should read some of your posts to better understand some of the questions I’m about to ask, I thought it may be faster to drop you a line.
Yep, this really is part of an e-mail that I received today …
Now, I don’t mind – in fact, I love – receiving e-mails from my readers.
And, as many of you will attest, I really do try and answer them all (often backing up my answers with a post, such as this one)!
But, there are so many online sources that provide great, basic information …
… so, why waste your time asking a multimillionaire how to tie up your shoelaces, when he’s willing to almost-literally (well, as good as) give you the keys to the golden treasure chest?
Instead, I heartily suggest you first try doing your own basic research then, by all means, ask me to help you fill in the blanks …
[AJC: Google is an amazing tool for finding the answers to standard personal finance questions. Another great tool is the comment section to my posts, where one of the other readers may be able to help; and, I often respond to comments, as well]
… believe me, I’ll be more than happy to do so.
And, if you’ve put in the work ahead of time, what you’ll end up with is some information that you will not be able to find anywhere else.
That, I can promise!
Happy googling 🙂