Welcome to FinancialTourGuide.com, the site for anything and everything personal finance related.

I’ve never worked for a large investment bank or brokered a multi-million dollar investment portfolio. What I have done is managed an average middle class family budget and built significant net worth over the past decade. I am a self-proclaimed finance nerd. If finances were sexy, I’d be the George Clooney of our generation. Unfortunately, personal finance may be one of the least sexy subjects there is, which is why I am perfectly fine being a simple finance nerd.

When I attended college at the University of Washington I had aspirations of entering some exciting new tech field or gaining experience in some cutting edge industry. What I quickly discovered is that I was drawn to accounting and finance. While some may consider me a boring person, that is absolutely not true. I’m not a boring person, I just get really excited over boring things.

Over the course of my career I’ve worked in finance for a chemical distribution company, worked in management consulting for a global firm, but my primary experience is in internal audit and regulation. I received my CPA about five years ago and I teach an accounting class as an adjunct instructor at a local community college. With the exception of my beautiful wife and two boys (age 1 and 4) there is one thing that has stood out as my greatest accomplishment… the ability to build net worth and manage a healthy financial lifestyle. There is nothing more gratifying than watching your retirement accounts and net worth grow. Now I want to be able to share the ins and outs of personal finance with others. I started this blog with one intention: to share information, inspire others and generate discussion about finances in an attempt to unravel the keys to personal financial success that seem to allude the average American.

Thank you for visiting my site and I look forward to connecting with you all as we continue to navigate life’s safari of personal finance.  Feel free to contact me at danehinson@financialtourguide.com.