About the Blogger

I was born and raised in Utah, spent a decade on the east coast in Connecticut (with a detour to Iraq for 10 months) and Virginia, and returned home to Utah in 2012. I worked as a freelance writer, contributing to The Motley Fool, as well as working as an accountant for six months at Qqest Software, now a part of Inifinisource.

In May, I completed my Master of Science in Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I have recently returned to Utah to find the next opportunity, but expect to see some infrequent updates here as always.

Long-term goals include starting a hedge fund and/or becoming a financial planner/advisor, as well as someday running for political office.

8 thoughts on “About the Blogger

  1. I like investing and want to grow in Finance field, I need your advice… what is the best way to come to this field, i am thinking to do CFA, is that correct path… i dont know how tough it is.. if possible i would like talk to you..i live in west jordan …thanks in advance

    • Depends on what you want to do in finance. I will be pursuing my CFA eventually, though I don’t know if I want to be a professional analyst. I’m sure there are better places to get advice then from me, but if you have any specific questions, just let me know.

    • My experience might have been atypical, and I don’t know if I can truly provide any more information than you don’t already know, but feel free to direct any questions to me on Twitter, where I can more easily DM my e-mail address if needed. I’m GuruEbby on there, btw.

  2. Robert….what a small world! A fellow Illini. Good luck with school….I got my Architecture degrees at UIUC. …signed… your 9/11 Battle Buddy….Michael Yopp
    (loved your post about “the day” – I remember it like it was yesterday)

    • Yopp! A blast from the past! I tried to keep up with what you were doing once you left and I’m sorry that we lost touch. Glad you found the blog.

      I’m all finished with school as of a few weeks ago, and my experience at the UofI was mixed. Interestingly enough, I actually had a student from the M.Arch program in one of my groups in a class this recent semester.

      If you’d like to chat further, feel free to reach out again. I’d be interested to know what my “Battle Buddy” has been up to in the past 12+ years.

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