With a heavy, conflicted heart full of mixed feelings, I’m announcing that this blog is going on an indefinite hiatus. And no, it’s not an April Fools’ joke this time – even though it turned out to be true for a while last time!
Yes, I get that the timing is unfortunate and that some of you will still believe that this is an April Fools’ joke. But that’s the reason I’m publishing this post today (March 31st), to dispel most of the doubt regarding the legitimacy of this. And those of you who still believe this to be a prank, well, you’ll see when no new posts go up, unfortunately.
This is all happening because I am starting a new job, one where writing for Poorer Than You would be a conflict of interest. It was not an easy decision to take the job given this condition, but I did think long and hard about what I want and need in life, and made the decision to sacrifice PTY for my career. It’s somewhat funny and a little ironic — PTY is definitely the one thing I can point to and say “that is what launched my career,” and now, it isn’t allowed to help me any more. But sometimes, that is how life goes.
Thankfully, the archives of PTY will remain online — so you will be able to browse all of the old posts, articles, and net worth updates. There’s some really great stuff in there, so I hope while you’re here reading this, you’ll poke around (via the categories in the left sidebar).
As a part of the hiatus, comment posting will be turned off. This is because it would also be a conflict of interest for me to reply to comments on the blog and answer questions. And I would really hate for someone to post a question and wait forever for an answer that I’m not allowed to give, so I will simply be shutting comments off to prevent this. This, perhaps, is the saddest part for me — I will truly miss the great comments and discussions this community engages in.
Will this blog ever come back? I truly don’t know. Probably? I can’t say what the future holds, but I do know this about myself: if it’s ever not a conflict of interest any more, then I will post again. When or whether that will ever happen is what’s unknown, though. If you want to be here for the possible resurgence, I recommend signing up for the email subscription feature with an email address you plan to keep checking for years to come. That way, if/when PTY has new posts, they will be emailed to you, so you’ll know when I’m back.
Take care of yourselves, read lots of other personal finance blogs while I’m gone, and be good to each other.