The College Investor

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.

My Story

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.


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The College Investor has a Wise Score of  83.96, which ranks it #56 among personal finance blogs.

Wise Score is an average of six statistics: MozRank, Number of Links to Domain, Klout Score, Twitter Followers, Alexa Rank, and Compete Rank. A Wise Score of 90 means the blog is better than 90% of its peers "on average". Learn more.

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The College Investor: Personal Finance and Investing for College Students and Young Adults.
Tweeting since 9 August 2010 (5 years 3 weeks)

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Klout Score58.08The Klout Score is a 0-100 rating of @CollegeInvestin's overall influence on Twitter.
True Reach829True Reach is the size of @CollegeInvestin's engaged audience. Klout eliminates inactive and spam accounts, and only include accounts that @CollegeInvestin actually influences.
Network Score21.590-100 rating of the influence level of @CollegeInvestin's engaged audience.
Amplification Score6.00 0-100 score of the likelihood that @CollegeInvestin's tweets will be acted upon by their followers.
Klout Description of @CollegeInvestin
@CollegeInvestin creates content that is spread throughout their network and drives discussions
Klout Classification of @CollegeInvestin
Specialist You may not be a celebrity, but within your area of expertise your opinion is second to none. Your content is likely focused around a specific topic or industry with a focused, highly-engaged audience.
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SEMRush Rank31,261Rating of sites by the number of visitors coming from the first 20 Google search results.
SE Keywords2,790Number of keywords (search queries) the domain ranks in the top 20 Google (US) search results.
SE Traffic32,634Estimated number of visitors coming from the first 20 Google search results (per month).
SE Traffic Price$219,784Estimated cost of purchasing the same number of visitors.

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10amazon student prime118,660,0008,100$

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Referring Domains3,981Number of referring domains known for this item. If -1 then this number is not yet known.
Referring .EDU Domains6Number of referring domains from EDUcational sites (only exact .edu TLD included; no regional domains).
Referring IPs2,709Number of referring IP addresses.
External Backlinks566,149Number of external backlinks for this item.
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