My name is Steve, I’m 25 and I live in the greater Chicagoland area. I graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and now work at a biomedical company as an Engineer. Also, I work as a contractor for a tutoring company working with high school students in all levels of math and science. I religiously follow the Chicago Bears, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Bulls, although it has been rather painful lately. My passions are learning (about most everything), playing and watching sports, jogging (it’s a silent j), watching movies and playing fantasy football/baseball.
Personal Finance Start-Up Blog
Now that you know that personal finance isn’t one of my passions, at least not directly, you might be wondering why I started this blog. First of all, learning is one of my passions and there is such a large amount of information available about personal finance. Second, I don’t enjoy spending 40 hours a week working under somebody else while not being rewarded if I work harder. I do enjoy my current fast-paced, cutting edge environment, but it doesn’t leave me with enough time to truly follow my passions.
In my opinion, a strong knowledge of personal finance is the ticket out of the 9 to 5 and into financial independence. I had stumbled upon a few personal finance blogs when I was searching for information about self-employed income. At the time I was unable to find the information I was looking for and decided to start this blog to record everything that I learned. I find that writing information down and teaching it to others is the best way to truly master a subject. Additionally, blogging provides a written record of information that I can refer to anytime I can access the internet, pretty sweet.
As far as the title, I wanted to use “personal finance” for keyword purposes. Start-Up refers to the lack of knowledge that I had when I started this blog. This blog is the beginning of a journey that I am hoping will end with me following my passions towards financial independence.
What Can You Expect?
I am open to all aspects of personal finance and any information that I find during my journey towards financial independence will be written about in this blog. I have strong interests in investing, asset allocation and beating the market (if that’s even possible). I want to diversify and expand my income beyond the two current sources with real estate and passive income. I have strong entrepreneurial ambitions that include new websites, ebooks and start-up companies. Finally, I will write about my frugal nature and all of my weaknesses (buying DVDs/BluRays and watching TV). I hope to do all of this while following my passions and living life to the fullest.
Now that you know a little more about me and what I hope to accomplish, I hope you enjoy my blog and continue to follow me on my journey towards financial independence (you may do so by signing up for my RSSfeed).