Wealth Creation Online: Interview with Barbara Friedberg

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This weeks guest is probably one of the most qualified personal finance bloggers that I know.  With a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters in Finance, Barbara Friedberg is absolutely someone that I pay attention to when it comes to people dishing up financial advice.  I really like Barbara’s responses to the questions, the advice is simple and easy to follow – which is exactly what we all need.  Make sure you check out some of the wealth resources that Barbara has listed in this interview too, there is plenty to choose from!

Why do you blog and how long have you been doing it?

I started blogging in February 2010. I am passionate about sharing my years of investing and personal finance experience with others. I want to educate others to build wealth and minimize their money stresses.

Do you believe in budgets?

Yes. But for those who don’t, I recommend having a set amount deducted from each paycheck and transferred into a retirement or investment account.

Who is your hero?

My financial heroes are my parents. My life hero is my husband.

What are some of your favorite wealth resources?

Best investment books

The Elements of Investing by Malkiel and Ellis

A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Malkiel

The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need by Tobias

20 Minute Guide to Investing by Barbara Friedberg

Online tools




Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance

Buy Like Buffett

Oblivious Investor

Consumerism Commentary

What is the worst financial mistake you have ever made?

I have made so many financial mistakes, it’s hard to choose just one. I guess it would be to watch a fund triple in value and not sell until it came back down to the amount I paid. But mistakes are how you learn, and all successful investors have many mistakes under their belts .

What is the best lifestyle decision you have ever made?

Always buy a house costing less than we can afford.

What is the best piece of advice ever given to you?

Get started saving and investing early

Something that people that currently read your blog may not know about you?

I am a decorating nut. Love HGTV and decorating projects. And I’m quite handy!

An article written by someone else that you think everyone should read?

For bloggers and anyone who writes: http://www.copyblogger.com/copywriting-101/

An article written by you that you would like everyone to read?


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  1. I am loving this series. It is such a cool way to learn about some of our fellow bloggers. I had no idea Barb liked home decorating so much. We have this in common. I am constantly generating projects and renos around the house. It drives my hubby nuts.

  2. Interesting interview! Decorating, that was a surprise! It brings out your creative side. This points out how multidimensional we really are! 🙂

  3. Very interesting. And, like Miss T., I love the series.

  4. Thank you so much for interviewing me. And to the commenters, thanks for reading…. I didn’t realize I shared the “decorating passion” with Miss T.

  5. Thanks for your comments everyone, it’s great to hear you are enjoying these interviews.

    Thanks again Barbara!