Thanks for coming and taking the time to read my new blog. I will be commenting on a variety of money saving, investing, business, and financial topics.
What makes me qualified to do this?
My story is unique and that can at least allow me to talk about finance topics that I have experience. I am a 28 year old husband and new father that has had a pretty eclectic career so far.
- I graduated college early from the University of Nebraska (GBR) with a finance degree and moved home to Arkansas.
- I worked in a family medical supply business, owned my own restaurant and bar for 2 years.
- I became a licensed financial advisor.
- I work in corporate finance for a large retail company.
Yeah a lot of different bouncing around there but in every job I grew, screwed up some, and learned how to be better with my personal finances. My marriage has also strengthened and I am now a better father because of my past experiences.
I am also by no means perfect, which I think my mistakes can also help people either avoid them, manage their current ones, or make fun of me for mine. It is fine I can handle it. I have had to pay back taxes, manage $70,000 of my own student debt, had a real big car payment because of the sweeet car I wanted, taken out a large personal loan, had credit card debt, and probably a few more in there somewhere. Truth is I have had some crappy nights wondering how I would handle it all and it has turned for the better thanks to some tough and smart decisions, having a supportive and smart wife and family, and being diligent in my plans.
Through all of this my wife and I are able to make a middle class wage and manage a large debt load well. It took some patience, arguing, and learning from both of us before we got to this point. We handle a large debt load while also finding ways to save and invest, enjoy vacations, splurge on things we like, and own a great home.
I will of course start to dive into all of these topics and a host of others in the future. I hope all of this makes me smarter, accountable, and happier in my own life.
Please comment and tell me what you like and don’t like, argue with me, and of course share your knowledge as well. I am new to this blogging hobby, and hopefully in time will get better at this whole thing.
Also, feel free to Contact Me any time. I would love to hear post suggestions or guest posting opportunities. Please let me know how I am doing and ask questions! I will do my best to help others in any way.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you stay a while.