Hi. I’m Dave. I’m not a CPA. I am not a tax lawyer. In fact, I didn’t really start thinking seriously about financial stuff until pretty late into my twenties. Most of my life experiences up until then didn’t exactly scream investment opportunity. First I was living in Europe and scraping by on a few euros a month teaching English. Then I was living the student (and student loans) life-style in law school, or working as a waiter and taking cash home to stash under my mattress and pay rent. You see what I mean.
But after moving to California and settling down with a steady paycheck I finally had a chance to sit down and do a little research about what to do with my newfound financial potential. I did a little reading. And I talked to some friends about things like credit cards, and investments. And realized there are a lot of basic financial literacy things (like what is a credit score), that people don’t know.
So I decided to start this blog to spread the word a little bit. As I said, I’m NOT a professional. Most of the things I write about I’ve lived through and done my research on. I’m going to try to keep my posts short, simple, and to the point. And because I’m a bit of a nerd, as my girlfriend is fond of reminding me, I am going to spice things up a bit by including a literary reference in each post and subtly hint to you what I think you should be reading when you aren’t reading cool blogs about finance. Feel free to comment about each topic, ask questions, let me know if there is a topic you would like me to cover, or comment on the book I chose! And remember, a Lannister always pays his debts.