Welcome to First Quarter Finance!

This blog tells the story of how I graduated college with $100,000 in savings. And it continues today as I’m in my mid-twenties and continue to earn, spend, invest, and save like crazy! I use my past and present experiences to give you tested advice for building wealth early in life. You wouldn’t take health advice from a couch potato, would you? Subscribe, then start here! P.S. I’m terrible at a lot of stuff – just not money.


My Lazy Investment Portfolio

22 commentsI started investing at the tender age of 10. I was terrible with it at first. I lost most of my money due to insider trading and 9/11. I’ll tell that story next week.   But today, I’m proficient at investing thanks to resources like bogleheads.org and... read more

My RestauRANT: 900% Markup?!

40 commentsLast night I dropped $90 on about $15 worth of food. Why? I went to a restaurant! Going to a restaurant sounds innocent enough but man getting into this habit can kill your bank account!   Many independent restaurants aim for a 300% markup or 4x the cost of raw... read more

5 Hacks for Big City Life

16 commentsForeword by Will: I’ve lived in Nebraska my entire life.  The largest city I’ve lived in is Omaha (pop. 421,000).  So for a post about big city living advice, I needed to bring in an expert.  And to me, an expert is someone who’s ‘been there,... read more


Thanks for being here! Besides talking money, I like building websites, being outdoors, wrenching on cars, cycling, eating, running, spending hours on YouTube, and meeting successful people. And yes, I now realize my life is full of contradictions. I'm a little weird. But who isn't?

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