Starting point: I'm new to the subject of Finance and Economics. Reason to be here: to learn how to manage my money, and to better understand the currents of thought in the Financial World. The articles and discussions on the Seeking Alpha site are intellectually stimulating as well as rich in both practical as well as theoretical information/analysis from various perspectives. The use of language is a particular interest. Much can be learned from, and revealed by, the deliberate and/or unconscious rhetorical devices and individual styles of the writers themselves, including myself of course. I have a 4-year degree in psychology from a major public university and I speak German fluently.