Hello, please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Steven Fitzgerald. I retired originally from the US Army and more recently from the Information Technology field after having worked with two of the largest corporations in America. I have been married to the same beautiful woman for the past 35 years, am the father of three, grandfather of four, and more.
Today marks a new chapter in my life. I am starting this blog at age 58 after a recent bout with tongue cancer that almost took my life as a way of giving back some of what I have learned about personal finance and responsibility over my life time and how I coped with early retirement.
In these hard economic times it is more important than ever to find ways of saving money in every way possible and if you can make a little extra money to supplement your income then all the better. Since I am no longer able to work a traditional 9-5 job it is very gratifying for me to be able to do both from the comfort of my home. I have spent many hours looking for something that I could do from home that would be fulfilling and rewarding and I have cobbled together a number of activities that fill that need.
I think that everyone who finds themselves in a similar situation comes up with their own unique way of dealing with their situation and I hope that you will enjoy posting your stories, comments, methods and hints on how to save money and make money from the comfort of your home with me and with my readers.
All I ask of you is that you be respectful of one another in your comments. Thank you
Welcome to Penny- Pincher's Pal!
September 2, 2010