I did a short interview with Pieria about why I write, where the financial blogosphere is head and why I formed Monetary Realism. You can find the full interview here.
“In this series we aim to shed light on the motivations, inspirations and writing processes of some of the leading financial bloggers. Here, Cullen Roche of Pragmatic Capitalismexplains why he writes:
I started writing about the financial crisis in 2008 as a way to help decipher and describe what I was seeing. I’d predicted the housing bust and felt like I had a good grasp on the de-leveraging, but it turned out so much worse than I expected that it forced me to alter my world view in many ways. It forced me to adapt and learn about things I had never approached before. Those dark days in 2008-09 were incredibly enlightening for those who put their hard hat on and tried to dig into the rubble for clues about why this all happened. Writing was a big part of that education process.
It also exposed how much the global economy is changing and how quickly. In my opinion, the world is undergoing this incredible transformation into an increasingly macro world. What happens at the highest levels of a specific economy or even the global economy has far reaching impacts on everything. Writing has been a way for me to discuss, interact and communicate my ideas and develop my thinking about this world. Not only do I get to help educate people with what little I know, but I get to interact and bounce ideas off some very smart people who I’ve met through the Pragcap audience. “
Mr. Roche is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Discipline Funds.Discipline Funds is a low fee financial advisory firm with a focus on helping people be more disciplined with their finances.
He is also the author of Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Understand About Money and Finance, Understanding the Modern Monetary System and Understanding Modern Portfolio Construction.