About The Money Dad

The Money DadI got my first job at 15.  I started bagging groceries at the local store and worked my way up from there.  I worked in retail for 10 years and had a range of interesting jobs (that’s a story for another time).  After I got out of college, I took a low-level management position at a department store.  It was valuable experience, but when I decided to propose to my future wife, I knew that I wanted to take a different path.  I went on a job hunt and was blessed to be hired at a company that I really respected.  That “job” turned into a new career in personal finance.  That was 6 years ago and in that time I’ve learned a lot about myself… and managing money.  I started as a customer service representative working in a phone center.  I then moved into a loan officer position and later into mortgages, and so on.  I have experience in financial counseling, teaching youth financial literacy, credit, lending, collections, REO’s, insurance, and personal taxes.

Now I’m a new dad!  Preparation for fatherhood has made me think about my life… where I’ve been, where I want to be, who I want to be.  There’s a lot I want to pass on to my son.  I want to pass on a family legacy of love and wisdom.  I want him to learn to work hard and take responsibility.  I also want him to learn what is most important in life — God and people.  Maybe in teaching him, I can learn too.  Maybe we all can.  Since my son isn’t yet old enough to listen or read, I decided to start this blog.  I want to share my experiences and help others learn what some wise people and my work have taught me.  Maybe one day my son will also read this.  If he does, I hope he says that he already learned this stuff from watching his parents.