I’m Charlie and I’m a millennial in pursuit of complete financial freedom, rather than let money control me and dictate my every action. I want to share everything I learn about money and investing with the world! During this quest:
My Goal is to Help Us Millennials (& others!) Financially Take Charge of Our Lives & Create Financial Freedom!
About Me: Probably Not What You Expect
I work, full time, as a developmental engineer in the world’s finest Air Force*. I have a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from New Mexico State University.
I’m also serving a three year gig as an Advisory Panel member for USAA Federal Savings Bank*, where I meet with the company’s Board of Directors three time a year to provide member feedback on all their services:
Since I have no degrees or certifications in finance or business, most sane people would agree that I’m not qualified.
But guess what? The interesting thing is:
Nobody Needs a Fancy Education to Become Wealthy
While we are not taught about money correctly in school, anyone can quickly learn enough about money management and investing to achieve financial freedom! The challenge is putting all the information together: which I have spent tons of time doing so that you don’t have to.
So Do I Have Any Other Qualifications, Then?
- Like I said, I’m an engineer: I can think critically and rationally and work efficiently to solve difficult problems
- I’m pretty good with numbers!
- I’m on the Advisor Panel for USAA Bank
- I’m 28 and no longer have any debt except a mortgage
- I have 6 figures in investments
- I’ve made financial mistakes, which are all recoverable
- I love to continually learn about investing (I know, it’s weird)
Money management and investing is a HUGE passion of mine, and it coincides quite nicely with another passion I have: helping others. I find money things to be fascinating because of one simple fact: the market is a proven way to build wealth over time.
So… Your Passion is Greed?
Wealth does not equal greed. Some of the wealthiest people in the world are also the biggest philanthropists. You can have money to live comfortably and still not be selfish. In fact, the funniest thing about that question is that you could create so much wealth through investing than you ever could by living a “normal” life. With those funds you could either A) give back with ALL of your free time which you are no longer spending working for money or B) donate far more to charity than you could ever do otherwise.
Other Interesting Stuff
I… enjoy way too many things. I go to bar trivia night and go indoor rock climbing every week. I’ve been a firefighter and EMT (helping people is fun!). I love sampling craft beers and local wines. I love to travel (who doesn’t!) and scuba dive. Another passion is all things science and engineering related. I like to volunteer at science fairs and Lego League competitions because of the mentorship, growth, and encouragement I can give to young students who are excited by science!
Welcome to MCubed. I hope you find what you’re looking for! That’s all for now.
*This website and any Millennial Money Management content are in no way related to nor endorsed by the United States Air Force or USAA Federal Savings Bank.