Looking to hire a Personal CFO / Bookkeeper
Hi friends, I'm looking to hire a "Personal CFO" / bookkeeper, because I need someone to help me with my family's personal finances.
It's embarrassing for me to admit that, honestly. Maybe it shouldn't be, but it is! As a 32 year-old, I feel like I should have my finances completely under control and know where every single dollar currently is or where it's going. There aren't even that many dollars! But still, I don't know where they're going. So, I'm looking to hire a bookkeeper / "Personal CFO" / budgeting expert for my family and me.
In the past I've tried all kinds of things. I've tried Mint, YNAB, EveryDollar, Tiller, my own spreadsheets... everything. But it only takes missing a couple of days to miss a few weeks, and then a few weeks turn into months, and then the burden to dig out becomes too much and I just decide to ignore it for a while.
A couple of months later the whole cycle starts over (but with a new tool this time!)
My wife and I recently had twins, and she quit her job to stay at home with them. Before we had kids and she quit, it was moderately important that we be on top of our finances. Now that we have two (!) kids and one (!) income, it's way more important.
In the past I've felt I can't outsource getting help on this because that means I'm a failure. But now I care more about getting it all under control than I car about a sense of pride or self-sufficiency. So what if I need help? People hire coaches for all kinds of things!
What I'm Looking For
I'm looking for someone with a keen interest in personal finances.
Not a CPA or a CFA, but someone to work with me on a much more granular level. If you're super into YNAB or frequent the FIRE subreddit, you're perfect.
This is definitely not a full time position, so I'm very cool with a nights and weekends deal, or if you're a stay-at-home parent and want just a bit of work, this may be perfect for you. I imagine it will be a handful of hours a week. Let me know what your hourly rate is.
It will mostly consist of working in YNAB, categorizing transactions, and having a call once a week with me to go over the past week and make suggestions or ask questions.
If you're really into personal finance, I'm all ears. What do you think I should be doing? I'll run it by my accountant and see what happens! Don't worry, I won't ever take Financial Advice from you, that's probably illegal or something. Who knows.
If you're game for it, I may even have you run other optimizations too. Like, am I overpaying for home and auto insurance? Probably! I'd pay you to figure that kind of stuff out too.
Couldn't You Just [...]?
Yeah, I could. And trust me I've tried! I've tried all sorts of budgeting tools, reminders, spreadsheets. Everything you can think of, but nothing has stuck.
Maybe one day I won't need a buddy to help, but for now I still do.
This Will Never Work
Ok so here's the thing though, nothing else has worked either. So it's worth a shot.
Getting in Touch
You can respond here or email me at [email protected] if you think you're a fit. Please share this around to your circle of friends if you think someone might be interested!