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Enjoy this interview with Robert, personal finance luminary college investor, one of my favorite online inspirations.
1. What is your background and money/financial influences?
I honestly started blogging about personal finance because I was bored and I’ve always had a passion for money. In college, I went to my schools investing club, and I was pretty disheartened by what I found. It was really just a bunch of amateurs talking about day trading and penny stocks. It wasn’t what I was interested in. Then, as I talked to more of my friends, they were searching for the information I wanted to provide.
Finally, one day sitting in the back row of my econ class, I decided hey, I’m just going to start writing on a blog about this stuff. That started The College Investor. After writing for a few years, I kept being frustrated at roadblocks stopping young adults from investing. As such, student loan debt started becoming a central theme on the site as well.
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Personal Finance Luminary College Investor-Robert Farrington