I am “The Insider Accountant”, which is just an alias I thought up so that I can tell the truth (or my version of it) without any real world ramifications.
I started this blog in 2015 at the ripe old age of 32 after becoming so interested in the personal finance blogosphere that I wanted to make my own contribution.
In my time reading PF blogs I found a huge number of amazing sites, but thought I could add my own perspective as a person that has already built a strong financial position (but still has some way to go towards FI), has had (modest) success in climbing the corporate ladder (as a young partner in a big firm) and has had a long period of exposure to the accounting and finance industry.
People probably think that accountants are boring, but I actually believe that we live quite interesting lives and have very interesting careers. In today’s society there is a financial link to so much of what a person does, and that means that we have the opportunity to develop meaningful insights into how and why people behave the way that they do.
The accounting and finance industries are also quite hypocritical, in that so many advisers don’t actually practice what they preach. Sometimes this is for good reasons (what they are preaching isn’t actually the best thing for the client), and other times it is because the adviser just doesn’t have the ability, discipline or inclination. I’m hoping that I can share some of this hypocrisy with readers of the blog so that they can ensure that they are fully informed when dealing with advisers as well.
On a personal note, I am married and we have two young children, and hope that I can share some insights on how a family can maintain a financially aware lifestyle as well.
I hope you enjoy my blog, and look forward to getting to know you.