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About me

Just a regular guy with a keen interest in personal finance.

Why should you listen to what I say? Well, I’m not sure you should. You should do your homework. I do my best to provide useful and interesting information in the world of personal finance, and you may or may not agree with what I say. That’s fine with me. If you don’t have any haters, you’re simply not trying hard enough. 

 

A week before my ninth birthday, I scored a newspaper delivery route in my neighborhood. My parents (wisely) decided that I could keep $10 a week to spend as I pleased and the rest of the money went into a mutual fund. That’s right. Mutual fund at age nine.

 

The first individual stock I bought was Steak ‘n Shake. A few months after that, they did a stock split and I ended up with twice as many shares. I was only eleven, but I understood that was good for me.

 

My professional career has been spent in two areas: Helping people build small businesses and helping people make smart investment decisions. Most of that has been done with real estate as the main vehicle, although I’m always happy to talk about stocks and cryptocurrency as well. Feel free to say hi on your favorite social media channel. I won’t bite, I promise.