Welcome to Your Financial Fallacies.

I’m Calt, a computer scientist with a passion for debunking financial myths.

Financial literacy is key to making informed decisions about money. Here, I strive to simplify complex concepts and clarify common misconceptions with practical insights and resources to improve your knowledge.

Where to start

There’s already a lot of fallacies to unpack on this young project, I understand it can be overwhelming.

You may want to read them all from the beginning of time or you can browse them by category based on your interests.

Alternatively, you can follow my journey.

Upon graduation, I believed money could buy happiness — maybe not entirely, but a significant portion of it. Working tirelessly, I spent without saving, assuming money had purpose only when spent.

The wake-up call came when I struggled to pay rent. Overconfident that I could manage without a budget, I, an engineer, faced financial stress. It dawned on me that an emergency fund was not just useful but essential.

My focus on career advancement hindered financial planning, especially for retirement, leading to procrastination.

In my 30s, I embraced adulthood. I started a business from scratch, began investing with modest funds, and diligently saved for retirement. Trimming unnecessary luxuries, I married, purchased a house, and welcomed children, unraveling fallacies one by one. Now I’m targeting some form of lean and safe Financial Independence to keep working only on what is important to me.

I make mistakes, that’s where knowledge stems from—alongside insights from good books, not so much from YouTube financial gurus.

In essence, my financial journey required multiple life changes.

Through this website, I aim to make your path smoother and more comfortable.

How to follow

You can get notified about new financial fallacies exposed both via RSS feed or the official Telegram channel.

How to contact me

If you have any questions or topics you’d like me to cover, or you just want to connect, don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact me directly at calt [at] financialfallacies [dot] com.

Credits:

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