Who is The Money Commando?

About me

I’m a 41 year-old man living with my family in Santa Barbara, CA. I’m married to an awesome woman and I have two great kids.

I’ve always been interested in investing. Since I was in high school I’ve read voraciously about all things financial. I’ve read biographies of famous investors like Warren Buffet. I’ve read lifestyle books like “The Millionaire Next Door” and investing books like “The Intelligent Investor”. In addition, for the past few years I’ve been working towards obtaining the CFP (Certified Financial Planner) certification.

Unlike many people in the financial blogging world, I like my job. It’s challenging, it’s fun, it gives me a sense of accomplishment, and I like my colleagues. However, I know I might not feel this way forever. Companies change and managers come and go.  Frankly, I think it would be irresponsible of me to not have additional sources of income beyond my current job. Having enough passive income to cover our expenses gives us options

Why The Money Commando?

Why did I choose the name The Money Commando? Well, a commando is a somebody who uses unconventional methods to achieve a goal. For me, that goal is to achieve financial independence as a means to a better life. And as I’ve gotten older I’m realizing that so much of conventional wisdom about money is wrong – about how to earn it, how to save it, and how to spend it. My goal as The Money Commando is to do things differently.

Follow me as I work towards financial independence. I’ll be posting updates on my passive income streams, net worth updates, and some general thoughts on retirement planning, working, traveling, investing, and saving.