After months months of wandering around social media announcing an upcoming blog, I’m finally starting this thing. Shoutout to everybody who followed and interacted even though my blog looked something like this until today.
You guys are the real MVPs.
So who is this guy anyways?
I am a 20 something living in the Boston MA area. I’m a young professional who although works in a financial institution, has absolutely no formal background in finance (I majored in Computer Science).
Over the past few years, I discovered that personal finance was a passion of mine. As a result, I decided to start this website where I would share what I’m learning, areas I am exploring and also milestones and pitfalls along my way to financial freedom.
Let’s bring it back to my senior year in college.
As I mentioned, I was a Computer Science major, but i quickly realized that I did not enjoy that course of study as much as I had expected. Although I was excited about graduation and all the opportunities that my diploma would open up, I was ready to explore other areas just to see what else was out there.
In my senior year, I took intro finance and accounting classes as electives, and I loved every minute of it! Not only did I learn basic concepts like net worth and compounding that I was not familiar with (yeah my foundation was not very strong to say the least), I realized that I was in love with every aspect of personal finance. I kept on learning through all kinds of other sources like books, podcasts, I mean you name it.
Eventually, I decided that I also want to start a blog and write about personal finance.
What I want to accomplish with this blog
The most important thing for me is to have a platform where I can share my experience with other people who are on a similar journey and exchange ideas. I am not claiming to be any type of financial guru, so even if I may seem enthusiastic about a particular topic, I am in no way shape or form trying to convince readers of my beliefs. I’m actually eager to get input from everyone else.
More importantly, I want to show through my posts that it’s possible to take control of your life and get on a path to financial success. I often find people way too discouraged when it comes to money and I hope that I can use my story to inspire others to be great.
A few fun facts about me
(Some are just facts that have nothing fun or interesting about them):
- I grew up in a foreign country and moved to the US at 18 years old
- I’m obsessed with planes AND afraid of heights
- I went to an all boys high school
- I’ve been living in the US since 2010 and I still don’t get baseball
- My parents were born almost 20 years apart
- Kanye for president
And by the way…
- English is my 3rd language, so apologies in advance if the grammar gets sketchy
- I’ve never been a writer except for these dreadful college term papers I had to knock out, so again don’t expect anything Shakespearean here
With that said buckle up cause we’re just getting started!