Welcome to Financial Slacker
Before jumping into the site, I wanted to share with you a little about myself.
On this site, I refer to a Financial Slacker as someone who spends all their time making money for others rather than focusing on their own personal finances.
I was a Financial Slacker.
But just because I was a Financial Slacker, doesn’t mean I was a slacker in other areas of my life.
I have an engineering degree, an MBA, and a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). I have over 20 years of experience in the corporate world as an analyst, a manager, and an executive, culminating most recently as the leader of a multi-million dollar business.
And despite being a Financial Slacker, I still saved enough to pay off $60,000 in student loans and invested enough that I didn’t need to worry about retirement.
But when I suddenly found myself unemployed after getting laid off from my corporate job, I had to decide what to do next.
I wasn’t worried about money as I could freelance as a financial analyst and I had other sources of income. But I wanted more and I wasn’t ready to jump back into another corporate job.
So I left that world and started working for myself applying everything I had learned about business, investing, and making money.
My philosophy in business and in life tends toward the analytical.
I approach problems by looking at the numbers, building spreadsheets, identifying trends, patterns, and anomalies. And I believe the key to solving a problem is finding the cause and effect and understanding the underlying impact.
The numbers explain the world around me.
I also like to read. Whether it’s a blog, a newspaper, analyst reports, financial statements, or just for fun, I spend a good deal of my time reading.
And I am fascinated with entrepreneurship, starting new businesses, investing, technology, and meeting new people.
Why I Created Financial Slacker
I created Financial Slacker as a platform to explore these interests as well as to share my journey with others.
On the site, we discuss financial independence including money management, ways to generate income, investing strategy, business management, and entrepreneurship.
But we also discuss life, family, politics, and other non-financial interests.
And while I believe making money shouldn’t be the primary focus in your life, it does consume a good deal of our time and effort. So why not make it fun?
Too often I hear about the drudgery of work. If that sounds like you, give this site a read. Maybe there’s a better way.
My mission with this site is to provide online content and programs to help you reach your specific goal whether that is starting or growing a business, achieving financial independence, or just taking control and living a more purposeful life.
And I hope that by sharing my experiences, you’ll also find success and share that with the rest of us.
Thank you for joining me at Financial Slacker and I look forward to getting to know you.
Now that you know a little more about me, it’s time to explore the site.
Here’s a good article to get started, Laid Off From Your Job, Now What?
After that, go ahead and visit the Archive page. From there you can navigate to anywhere on the site. You’ll find links to articles by date, by category, as well as links to the most popular articles on the site.
And the most recent articles are always available on the home page.
Thanks again for visiting Financial Slacker. I hope you find the site useful and entertaining.