Hi I’m Stephan and welcome to my site!
This site has been a long time coming. It includes topics and discussion related to questions I have received from students, family, and friends regarding finance and efficiency.
I am currently a finance professor teaching the ways of finance to business students and researching the actions and habits of large corporations. I have always wanted to write down my answers to common questions that students have asked of me in my years teaching. This site presented that opportunity.
More than this, I have come to appreciate the freedom of financial independence, and perhaps more so, the actual path toward financial independence. When my son was born, I took on a new attitude toward the balance of home and work life. I realized that the important moments were not in my office, but happening at home.
To combat this problem, I started on a journey to break out of the always growing wheel of stress and keeping up with the Joneses with the ultimate goal of increasing the time I had available to spend at home with my family. The most important step on this journey if financial independence. By taking firm control of our finances and career choices while streamlining time wasting tasks through efficiency, my wife and I are now pushing faster than ever toward both financial independence and with it, early retirement.
Even early on this journey, I have learned some valuable lessons and put into action tactics that are already reaping rewards. This site is a compilation of the lessons I have learned, shortcuts I have discovered, and finance knowledge I have accumulated. This information has grown through my many years as an undergraduate and ultimately a Ph.D. student in finance, but more recently on the application of this knowledge toward the pursuit of early retirement.
Thank you for the visit. Please take some time to peruse some of the articles I have put together. I hope that you find the information you are looking for on your own path to financial independence and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.