Jon’s Blog

Welcome to Jon’s Blog!

Jon’s blog is a personal finance blog written about real-life experiences and situations that pertain to posts on the WellSpent site. If you have a look at the Journey Viewer you’ll see how these fit in as responses to financial principles laid out in the Deep Pockets series.

The original Jon spent a year writing about his own financial journey starting with an introduction in Jon Grows Up and ending with a post on how he quit his day job to follow his dreams. This unfortunately means that he has left the WellSpent team along with his witty and insightful blogs.

No need to stress though as I will be taking over the blog. My name isn’t Jon but I’ve decided to leave the blog as it is and simply continue to share personal experiences of my financial journey and musings.

Have a look at my first post “A new Jon” and follow my financial journey,

Note: This blog does not contain financial advice but rather insights to experiences and knowledge along with a healthy dose of common sense.

When should I start saving for retirement?

Why is it important to start saving for retirement early, and what should newly employed people be doing in terms of investing? These are questions I’ve been…

A new “Jon”

Hi! I’m the “new Jon” (even though my name isn’t Jon) and I’ll be taking over this awesome blog. So where’s the old Jon? All good things…

7 things I learned that helped me quit my day job and follow my dreams

For real

Ola! Long time no see! Apologies to my die hard fan for being out of touch for so long (hi, mom!). The editors of WellSpent have asked…

Monkey see, monkey make prudent financial choices

The difference between knowing what to do with money and understanding money.

There’s probably an app for that. In a world of listicles, do-it-yourself websites, YouTube tutorials, and online learning platforms, how many people are learning the foundations of…


What to do when you’ve left it late

I’ve been thinking a lot about retirement recently. Not because I would normally think about it, but because the WellSpent editors and Jason, my sombrero-wearing, bike-crashing financial…

People who Rock

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