This section is designed to provide you a little more information regarding my background, why I started this site, any disclaimers, and an explanation of any advertisements you may see on the site.
I have my Bachelor’s Degree and a Certificate in Financial Planning from Mercyhurst College, a small liberal arts school in Erie, Pa. I also have my Masters Degree from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pa. I have worked in the financial services industry my entire career since graduating college and currently work for a high net worth wealth management firm outside of Philadelphia, Pa.
I became interested in personal finance in high school through an economics class I took. The teacher presented finance to me in a way that made sense and intrigued me. Since then I have read a countless number of books on personal finance as well as any news reports as well as watching/listening to television and radio shows. I have overcome credit card debt myself and helped some of my friends get out of credit card debt and begin investing for their retirement. Believe me, getting a 24 year old with no real understanding of personal finance to begin saving for retirement that is 40+ years in the future is no easy task. When any of my friends have a personal finance question or have received advice on a financial issue they have, they always come to me to get my thoughts and ideas.
About the Site
I started this site because of my interest in the subject and wanting to help people better their financial lives. Unfortunately, personal finance is not taught in school and unless your parents taught it to you, you have no idea about the subject. That needs to change. The biggest stress in most people’s lives in money. If you take 15 minutes a day, every day to learn a little about personal finance, you can change your life not only financially, but also in every other way as well. So, I created this site to hopefully help you learn a little about personal finance, spark your interest, learn more, and remove any stress you have about money.
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