I was born and raised in Utah, spent a decade on the east coast in Connecticut (with a detour to Iraq for 10 months) and Virginia, and returned home to Utah in 2012. I worked as a freelance writer, contributing to The Motley Fool, as well as working as an accountant for six months at Qqest Software, now a part of Inifinisource.
In May 2014, I completed my Master of Science in Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and returned to Utah seeking employment in the financial industry. After completing an additional master’s degree in accounting from Southern Utah University (I really wanted to become a CPA for a bit), I worked for the the Air Force for a bit, working in logistics. I have since moved on to working for the National Credit Union Administration as a Credit Union Examiner, likely regulating your local credit union (if you live in Utah or Idaho), and I hope to be able to stay in the job until I’m able to retire in a little less than 17 years.
I’m trying to write more here, but what you’ll find is a blend of pop culture, politics – local (I lost my City Council race by 57 votes!) , state (Utah can be weird) and national – and a recent return to my financial writing roots. I also still have inklings of writing a book about my parents, or even trying my hand at fiction, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. If you want to look at what I’m trying to do for 2021, you can read about that here.
You can leave me comments here, in individual posts, or reach out to me on Twitter @GuruEbby if you want to leave some feedback or ask a question. I’m always looking for writing ideas that people want to read, or just some general feedback.
Thanks for finding my little corner of the internet here and I hope you enjoy what you read!