Hi team, I’m excited to be a part of the growing community of personal finance nerds!
I’m a mid-20s finance professional living in New York. I’ve been interested in personal finance for as long as I can remember, and I can’t wait to contribute and learn from all of you.
During my first year of investment banking in NYC, I told my parents to plan an intervention in 3 years. “If I’m still working 80+ hours per week 3 years from now, please just…don’t let me do that.” I knew right away that the banking lifestyle was not sustainable for me (or anybody, really ). Within 1 month of my start date, I bought the 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss (ironically, I didn’t read it for several years because of—you guessed it—my wonderful 80 hour work weeks).
I put in a few long years and got to know many of my ambitious peers very well. One thing that I noticed about many of these folks was a remarkable lack of knowledge about personal finance—these were successful finance professionals who didn’t know the first thing about where to put their own cash! Maybe it was because they were too tired, or maybe they just didn’t care. Either way, it has become my inspiration for sharing my methods and learnings.
I’m still working in the finance biz and I’ve managed to build a pretty nice nest egg for my age, thanks to disciplined spending and by saving ~50% of my after-tax income every year. Now, I’m placing more of a focus than ever on creating a future for myself that is financially independent.
If you like the site, follow me on twitter (shameless plug) and comment on my blog! I’m always looking to improve and help out.
Looking forward to chatting with you all!