I’ve always been fascinated by decision-making. For example, why did I spend a year’s worth of allowance in sixth grade on a skateboard... when I didn’t even know how to skate? Why did I think shaving my head completely bald in high school was a good look? I still don’t have newsworthy answers to those questions, so I’m relieved that I get to spend all my time behind the microphone dissecting things other people did. It’s less embarrassing that way.
Bad money decisions were essentially forbidden in my household growing up. Being raised by a financial advisor will do that to a guy. Living with my advisor father and spending every summer break throughout high school interning in his office were enough to make me never want to hear the words “money” or “decisions” again. So, after high school, I ran on down to Aggieland. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Agricultural Economics. I jokingly tell people that I picked my major because it was the first alphabetically. Once I showed up in College Station, I was surprised to find that Texas A&M had a Financial Planning program… located in the Agricultural Economics department. Call it divine intervention or call it the worst escape plan of all time; either way, I’m now a Financial Advisor who lives and breathes money decisions.