I’m Scott Bates, the creator of Money and Bills.
I’m a SF Bay Area native with a curiosity for how money works. That led me to buy my first home at the age of 21. Since then, I’ve seen the dot-com crash, the great recession of 2008, and had 20 years of perspective on personal finance, stocks, and real estate. Over the years I’ve learned how to leverage real estate by owning my house and not paying rent. This has kept my monthly living costs fixed and sheltered from landlords who want to keep raising the rent. House hacking, having an emergency fund, and staying up to date on the latest personal finance trends has allowed me to live a stress free financial life.
I started this blog to help others build up there financial awareness so they can have less financial stress too. Lately, we’ve been getting mentioned in the press, check it out below.
- Yahoo News: 33 Things No One Tells You About Being a Working Mom
- MSN: 17 Ways to Be Less Indecisive
- Best Company: Preventing Home Buyer’s Remorse: 13 Common Mistakes and What You Can Do to Avoid Them
- Best Life Online: Be Less Decisive By Choosing Wisely And Quickly!
- Consolidated Credit: 19 Experts Respond: Teens, Money and Financial Independence
Why Did I Start This Blog?
After a 20 year career in the Tech field I decided to pivot to content marketing back in 2016. After pivoting I felt the urge to start my own blog for self-learning and to keep up on industry trends for SEO. After playing around with a few ideas I finally decided to launch Money and Bills in early 2019, to share my experiences relating to personal finance.
A Bit More About Scott
If you’ve read this far that is awesome! When I’m not working, I enjoy meeting new people or hanging out with my friends. I like Camping, Sailing, Road Trips, Reading, and Playing Retro Video Games too. I also enjoy flipping items on eBay and working on home improvement projects.
You can find out more about at ScottJBates.com
Thanks for stopping by Money and Bills!