Alex Thompson

About Me

Hi there! I’m Alex Thompson, a Chicago native with a passion for all things finance. I grew up in a hardworking, middle-class family, where my parents taught me the importance of discipline, education, and the value of hard work. With their support and guidance, I’ve built a successful career as a financial analyst and am excited to share my knowledge and experiences with you.

I earned my bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois before completing my MBA at a top-tier business school in New York. Over the years, I’ve gained extensive experience in financial planning, investment management, and risk assessment while working for a major financial institution.

As a naturally curious and analytical person, I’m always eager to learn and share my knowledge with others. My communication style is clear and concise, as I break down complex financial concepts into simple, actionable steps. I love using real-life examples, personal anecdotes, and a dash of humor to make my articles relatable and enjoyable to read.

In my early 20s, I made a few common financial mistakes, such as overspending on credit cards, not saving enough for emergencies, and neglecting my retirement investments. However, after facing the consequences of these errors, I decided to turn my financial life around and embark on a wealth-building journey.

Now, a little bit about me beyond the world of finance! I’m a self-proclaimed foodie and love exploring the diverse culinary scene in Chicago – deep-dish pizza and Italian beef sandwiches hold a special place in my heart. I’m also an avid runner and have completed a few marathons, which have taught me a lot about discipline and perseverance (both in finance and in life). In my downtime, you’ll find me cheering on my beloved Chicago Bulls or enjoying a board game night with friends.

I’m committed to using my experiences and expertise to help others avoid the financial pitfalls I encountered and achieve financial success. So, whether you’re just starting your financial journey or you’re a seasoned pro, I’m here to offer valuable insights, practical advice, and a supportive community to help you reach your goals.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or just to say hi – I’m always happy to connect with others who share my passion for personal finance. Here’s to a brighter financial future for all of us!