This blog started after a request by my publisher to create a blog to promote my books, and it has become a place to explore money and culture, at home and abroad. I’d love to get your thoughts on the things I post, as I love a good conversation.
I came to writing backwards. I studied economics and finance in school, in part because I was fascinated by money and in part because it would lead to a lucrative job. I worked for 12 years as an investment analyst, picking up the Chartered Financial Analyst designation along the way. Now, I teach finance part time at the University of Illinois at Chicago; another part of the time, I write about business and money under my own name and for others; the remaining part of the time, I like to travel, read, and make attempts at photography.