Hello everyone! Before you start reading, I just wanted to tell you a little bit about myself and why I started this blog.
My name is Rob. I am 31 years old, live in The Woodlands (a suburb of Houston, Texas), have a job in real estate finance, and have been happily married to my amazing wife for 4 years. Also part of our family is our 3-year old golden retriever named Caesar, although at times we wonder if he’s really a dog or not.
Like many of you readers out there, I am living A Consumer Life. I consume what the world offers me on a daily basis – buying jewelry for my wife, signing up for that trending credit card offer, or simply eating at the new steakhouse in town. I view each act of consumption as an investment, or an attempt to realize a net gain over time by giving up something of value up front. And let me tell you, there are a lot of bad investments out there; some blatantly obvious and others cloaked to lure you in with that clever marketing campaign. The decisions I make as a consumer not only impact my family’s financial well-being but also our health and happiness.
And so I decided to share my consumer experiences, good and bad, what I gained and what I lost, and the overall impact it had on me and my family through A Consumer Life. I’ve certainly learned a lot over the years and still learn something new almost every day; I am getting better and better at maximizing the gains on each consumer investment I make. I want to now pass these on, in the hopes that others may benefit from my experiences and the insights they have provided me.