What is “I’m Bad at Spending Money”?

“I’m Bad at Spending Money” is a personal finance blog aimed at providing the basic knowledge and tools needed for personal financial management.

Who is Cole?

Glad you asked! Here is some background information about myself.

I graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a degree in Finance, upon graduation I was offered a job as a Financial Analyst at a Global 100 company, where I worked as an Intern and currently still work. Since that time I began the long road towards earning the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and passed level one in December 2010. In May 2009 along with three friends from UCF I started ABL Capital Partners, an investment partnership which has had an compound annual growth rate of 146.62% including capital appreciation and investor contributions. I graduated from college with no debt and within a little over two and a half years was able grow my net worth about 8x (or 700%) through conservative spending and consistent saving!

Hopefully this is enough to at least convince you I kind of know what I am talking about 😉

Why a personal finance blog?

I decided to start a personal finance blog because I often get requests from friends to help them with their finances and through the years I have discovered a TON of people have little to no knowledge when it comes to managing THEIR own money. I strongly believe being financially independent and fiscally responsible is a crucial part to being successful in life, and I want to share my knowledge in an open and interactive way with those who need it.

In general I will keep the posts short, to the point, and as informative as possible. I’m sure I will make changes and adapt along the way, but if you like what I’m doing subscribe, follow me on twitter, and share posts that taught you something new. After all there is no better gift than the gift of knowledge.


Any knowledge or information shared on this blog is NOT intended to be investment advice. In the instance you do use the knowledge or information on this website to make an investment, banking, and or any other financial related decision, you acknowledge that you fully understand the information presented, the risks associated, and that you alone bare sole responsibility for the financial decision.

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