Quiet Prosperity is a phrase, an idea, a way of life and of course, the name of my blog.
I work in the financial services industry, have a MBA and am currently studying for my CFP.
More importantly though, I have a beautiful wife and a wonderful young child to keep me busy in my free time. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, meditating, thinking and playing golf (If ever possible).
The main reason I started this blog was that I wanted a place to explore financial (mostly), practice management & productivity (somewhat), and wellness (occasionally), topics. The financial planning, practice management, and productivity topics will be written through the lens of service professionals who run their own micro practice.
The reason for the focus on micro practice owners is because of my Dad. He has run a successful micro practice for decades (Himself as the sole professional, plus 1-2 employees at different times), but because he was not given adequate financial planning advice throughout his life, it has resulted in him having to work longer, having less options for retirement, etc. I wanted to start writing about topics that would have been useful to him, and others like him. With such a large time commitment to running their own practices, self-employed professionals can often times fall behind on the financial planning track, despite being what most consider to be “successful”.
I love what I do for a living. Unfortunately, I have learned that a lot of folks in my industry set a bad example for many investors and micro practice owners. A lot of these people sell fear, greed, confusion & false-hope, all in an effort to increase personal profits. So, in any small way that I can, I would like to try and tip the scales in favor of the micro practice owner.
I hope you can find something useful and/or fun here!
P.S. The reason for the nature pictures everywhere is that I find them beautiful and calming (Full Disclosure: I give money to the The Nature Conservancy). Some of the best attributes we can strive for as investors, as well as in our overall lives, are awareness, calmness and the ability to pause and take a breath…The pictures are a reminder of that for me. I hope you enjoy them.