So, I am the other writer in this Fugazzi Finance blog. You can call me D.
I am a 20 year old geophysics student from Canada. You may be wondering why someone studying geophysics cares at all about finance and investing, and that would be a valid thought. I don’t really know either, but all I know is that I’ve been able to make some money over the years though scholarships and summer jobs, and I’d rather see that money grow than spend it on cars or fast food. It’s such a good feeling to forget about some money you had invested, and then realize in a few month that your money has grown.
I’ve gained my investing and personal finance knowledge through mentors such as my father and books such as The Motley Fool Investment Guide and The Millionaire Next Door. I currently have my money split between cash and GICs, with about 50% in each. I have plans come January to invest more, as I believe 50% of my money in cash is overkill.
In this blog I hope to share my personal financial decisions and take suggestions from our readers. We will follow certain investing trends and analyze current events happening in the market. I plan to give “spark notes” style reviews on finance and investing books I read, highlighting important concepts in an easy-to-read format. I also want to perform mini case studies on other university students regarding their personal finance and investments and analyze what they are doing right and wrong.
I am nowhere near an expert on this topic, but I think there can be huge value in watching the financial trials and tribulations of young Canadians starting off their investing careers. I hope we can develop a community within our readers where investors of all ages and background can help one another outperform the markets and grow as investors.