I am a teacher and musician in Central Indiana. I had an on-and-off interest in finance and economics for about 10 years before my principal asked if I would teach a personal finance class. Since then, I have gotten more serious about increasing my financial intelligence, managing my personal finances, and finding ways to share this knowledge with others.

Since I started this blog, I have added business to my teaching license and teach an entrepreneurship course. I also started attending Southern New Hampshire University, where I am working on an MBA in Economics. Expect to see more and more content about business, entrepreneurship, and economics on this blog now too!

Many people see personal finance as a burden. They think the more financial responsibility you have, the less fun you have. The opposite–in fact–is true. Finance topics can actually be interesting to learn about and fun to play around with. More importantly, there is a special kind of happiness that comes with being in control. Every debt paid off is a breath of fresh air. Every investment added to your portfolio is an addition to a collection of precious items that will increase in value over time (and pay dividends). If you need a hobby, finance can be a relaxing as yoga and as creatively stimulating as making music (I admit as a professional musician). This blog is all about learning new things about yourself and the world, setting goals, using proven strategies to achieve those goals, and experiencing the deep, intense happiness of financial confidence.

Click here for highlights of some of my best finance writing.