About Me

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 live in Clinton, Utah with my wife Kim and son Lincoln. We may not be here for much longer, but it’s home for now.

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!

8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I like investing and want to grow in Finance field, I need your advice… what is the best way to come to this field, i am thinking to do CFA, is that correct path… i dont know how tough it is.. if possible i would like talk to you..i live in west jordan …thanks in advance

    1. Depends on what you want to do in finance. I will be pursuing my CFA eventually, though I don’t know if I want to be a professional analyst. I’m sure there are better places to get advice then from me, but if you have any specific questions, just let me know.

  2. Dear Mr. Eberhard,

    I just started writing for the Fool myself and I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions about what your experiences were like?

    1. My experience might have been atypical, and I don’t know if I can truly provide any more information than you don’t already know, but feel free to direct any questions to me on Twitter, where I can more easily DM my e-mail address if needed. I’m GuruEbby on there, btw.

  3. Robert….what a small world! A fellow Illini. Good luck with school….I got my Architecture degrees at UIUC. …signed… your 9/11 Battle Buddy….Michael Yopp
    (loved your post about “the day” – I remember it like it was yesterday)

    1. Yopp! A blast from the past! I tried to keep up with what you were doing once you left and I’m sorry that we lost touch. Glad you found the blog.

      I’m all finished with school as of a few weeks ago, and my experience at the UofI was mixed. Interestingly enough, I actually had a student from the M.Arch program in one of my groups in a class this recent semester.

      If you’d like to chat further, feel free to reach out again. I’d be interested to know what my “Battle Buddy” has been up to in the past 12+ years.

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