I Retire Early is a finance blog for people who want advice or to learn about debt, how to manage their personal finances, business, job and careers, and investments. The purpose is to provide you with financial knowledge so you can make informed decisions based. As the name suggests, our ultimate goal is to help you plan for and retire early.
Who’s Behind This Blog?
I took over active duties on this blog in September 2011. My financial background includes experience as a financial analyst for the mortgage industry, investment banking associate, stock research analyst, and venture capital participant. I have also owned and managed investment property and I hold the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Outside of the financial world, I have worked at a public Internet company (LookSmart) and as a computer programmer during college. I recently got back into the workforce after 8 years of self employement and am working as a senior financial analyst for a leading fitness equipment manufacturer.
I am also happily married and the father of two very active boys. I am the chief writer of this blog, as well as a few other financially oriented websites and blogs.
I’ve been contributing to this blog for over a year now. My financial background and highlights are defined by what I have done and am able to do. I’ve been financially independent since I moved out at 18. I’ve invested in stocks, bonds, CD’s, and even ran a couple small businesses. Not to mention, I’ve managed to go without a credit card so far in life and have $0 debt. This would not be possible without my knack for money management. It fills me with joy to be able to share tips, tricks, and how-to’s with you to do it all.
I’m currently attending UW Madison and majoring in Journalism. If I’m not writing, I’m busy connecting with people. Feel free to shoot me any questions, I would be happy to write a post based on them or answer them privately.
I started this blog in, April 2010. I’m very passionate and determined about the things I love to do in life and writing for blog is one of those things. I’m not a professional writer so pardon my language.
I also like spending time on social media and a passionate SEO as well. If you would like to connect with me or would like to ask me anything, I would love to hear from you through emails, comments or any other medium.