Hi! I’m Robert, and I’m a recent MBA graduate who has always had a passion for investing and personal finance. I’m not uber rich, I don’t run a hedge fund (yet!), and I’m not a millionaire. What I do have is a beautiful wife, a loving family, great friends, and a passion for helping others with their personal finance.
Since I can remember, I have had a passion for investing and all things related to personal finance. Honestly, when I was about 13, I wanted to do my own taxes. Yes, taxes. But what I really liked about it was that I had even made income to pay taxes on. I thought that was so cool. Throughout my teens, I focused my attention on ways to make money. I sold stuff on eBay, and took my earnings and saved and invested. I made more money than I lost, and I was hooked.
I got to college, and I realized that most people were oblivious to investing and personal finance, but there was a small contingent that really found it interesting. This group was investing and doing some crazy stuff (penny stocks, etc.) and it didn’t really suite me either. So, I went my own direction with a mix of common sense personal finance and investing ideas.
It turns out, when I went to graduate school, this is what most of my peers were looking for. Even though this was a class of MBA students, many people were unaware of the basics of personal finance and investing.
The College Investor Blog
I started this blog to showcase my common sense thoughts and ideas with younger adults. At work and school, I heard some pretty scary advice, and I hope that I don’t become anything like that. With this site, I want to be as transparent as possible with what I’m doing with my finances. That is where student loan debt came in. I have showcased my battle with my provider, and it has provided my readers with a lot of insight into the student loan market.
I don’t consider myself some sort of investing “guru”, my ideas are not necessarily new, and my techniques aren’t secret. There are no “get-rich-quick” schemes here. Making money through investing takes hard work, patience, and time. If you want to read more about multiple income strategies, please check out My Multiple Incomes.