About

Thanks for stopping by the about page.  Below you will find Brian’s story as well as personal and professional information.  Brian created My Next Buck in 2009 as a means of conveying his personal finance journey to a community of readers.  Please check Brian out on Twitter or subscribe to My Next Buck’s Feed to get the latest updates from this site.

From Trust Fund Baby to Frugal Saver

After graduating high school I was under the impression that I was a trust fund baby.  It’s amazing how quick that delusion can fade.  I come from a supporting family, but a family of UAW’s.  I took our lifestyle to mean we were wealthy.

Following years of hyper consumption, wasted savings, accumulating debt, and gambling, I finally saw the light.  I decided I wanted to be financially free.

In one short year I have kicked gambling, got out of debt, and invested over $9000 in retirement.  I don’t make much, but I have found a comfortable lifestyle in the DC metro area that blends a social life, activities and fun with being frugal.  Over the course of 2009, I will have lived in one of the most expensive cities in the country for under $28,000.  It can be done.  Here at My Next Buck, I will talk about how I have managed this, as well as other personal finance related issues.

About Brian

Brian is a 25 year old guy living in Washington, DC. In 2007 he received his masters in public policy from American University. He preceeded that degree with a bachelors in marketing from Butler University (Indianapolis, IN).

He has a full time career at a non-profit in the DC area. He also holds or has held additional jobs such as: pizza delivery guy, concierge, hockey scorekeeper, and professional blogger.

Brian spends his free time playing ice hockey, reading comic books, learning about ancient roman history (and thinking about how their political structure compared to ours).  Check out Brian on twitter by clicking here.