Today I was interviewed by Jane for the Two Cents: Q&A section of Cash-Fasting. Below is a short snippet please click over to read the entire interview at cash-fasting.com
Welcome back to Two Cents, a Q&A series that reveals how individuals of different ages, cities, and professions feel about their current financial situation.
Stuart is the blogger behind EpicQuiver, a personal finance blog focused on building wealth, through Stuart’s own experiences. I’m so excited to share his story with you all today!
Hi, my name is Stuart and I’m a surf bum currently hiding out in corporate America. I work on a variety of projects for the government and large businesses. Most of those projects contribute to the development of unmanned interplanetary robotic spacecraft technologies (try saying that three times fast). I’m not an engineer, though; I help manage the finances for the projects and do a lot of financial data analytics, budget projections, and other nerdy stuff. Outside of corporate life, I spend my free time chasing waves up and down the coast of California and working on my personal finance blog the EpicQuiver. A quiver is an archer’s portable case of arrows, and in surfing, it refers to the set of surfboards that you would take on a trip. Different boards are used for different surfing situations, and the purpose of the blog is to help readers build their own arsenal of knowledge to tackle different types of financial situations. The blog posts focus on my saving and investment strategies that have worked for me over the past five years.
How would you describe your current financial situation?
Because of the type of work I do, I pay way too much attention to my finances. For example, I check my Personal Capital and Mint accounts every day and my credit score on CreditKarma at least once a week. I’ve even run big data analytics tools on all of my credit cards and can put together detailed charts of my spending behavior all the way back to 2012.