20140412_160520My financial background helps me enormously when writing articles here on Money Manifesto. I’ve been interested in business and money for as long as I can remember. As a kid I was a “little entrepreneur” with my lemonade stands, pet sitting and lawn care businesses. None of them made a ton of money but what do you expect from a 3rd grader?

Financially I have done well for myself. I began working during the summer before my senior year of high school at a pizza restaurant. I saved almost all of my money for my first car and I saved the rest for college. I graduated from college debt free. Generous help from my parents paid half of my way through college. In order to pay my half I worked every summer and during school for a couple semesters. I applied to and won many scholarships worth thousands of dollars in aid.

I’m recently married and am in my mid twenties. I’ve worked for a couple public accounting firms completing tax returns for individuals and businesses, auditing financial statements of businesses and worked as a consultant with many multi-million dollar businesses. I studied for and passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and became a licensed CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have also worked in corporate accounting for a Fortune 500 company, but now I’m self employed!

Please take a look around my blog and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me! Enjoy!