Hi, I just noticed that my friend and partner in crime Sharon Astyk put a link to us here in her most recent post at Casaubon's Book and her newest blog, Depletion and Abundance. So I thought I'd welcome you if you join us from there.
The Automatic Earth is a blog run by my friend Stoneleigh and me, Ilargi. We will certainly write on a wide(r) range of topics in the near future, but for now our focus is mainly on finance. The reason for that will be obvious once you take some time to go through our daily posts. There are earth-shifting events taking place in the world of money that will affect us all, and most will not be pleasant.
And no, we are not here to give investment advice or to tell you how to get rich or richer. We simply try to provide you with the information that hopefully will help to get you away from financial dire straits. Something that these days is not so easy, trust me on that one. The credit crisis that shakes through our economies will leave little standing once it's done. We will all have to make significant adjustments in our ways of life, our hopes and dreams, and our perception of the world out there.
The main issue that we wish to transfer to all of you is to get out of debt, as much as you possibly can. Other than that, draw your own conclusions after reading the material we provide.
We post a daily Debt Rattle, which is a sampling of finance articles, published in newspapers and on the internet, and we provide a concise introductory commentary for most, though not all, of them. Other than the Debt Rattles, we write articles on things we think need some more emphasis. If you feel it's a bit too technical, don't worry, it's a learning curve, just as Sharon's topics are.
Despite the somewhat grim message we have to offer, we hope you will find some valuable words here.
Stoneleigh and Ilargi.