I’ve had many new returning visitors to Consumerism Commentary over the past couple of months, so I think it is only fair to formally introduce myself.
On this site and in this context, I call myself Flexo. I appropriated the name from a popular cartoon, but that is besides the point. I use a pseudonym because this site contains a large amount of very personal information. If someone searches on Google (or any other search engine, for that matter) for my real name, I would rather not have this site be displayed.
I have a large amount of interests; one might say I’m a jack of all trades but a master of none. I studied music education while an undergraduate in college, and I can play a number of musical instruments. My jobs have included teaching music to middle and high school kids, running a department of a non-profit organization, and working as an accounting associate (with no background or experience in accounting). I’m slowly making progress toward an MBA degree and I’m on the board of directors of a soon-to-be non-profit organization.
In addition, I’ve been designing and maintaining websites for ten years now. Before the web, I was also interested in running bulletin board systems and computer programming. I learned BASIC when I was 8 years old or younger, more than 20 years ago, and Lisp at a study at Princeton University when I was about 12.
Other interests include languages, linguistics, photography, congnition, science, and theater.
I am not a personal finance or investing professional, and I do not pretend to be. Anything I write here shouldn’t be the only basis of any financial decision you make. This site just exists to help me learn more about the topic.
Feel free to join in any discussion by posting a comment, email me or send an instant message to FlexoCC on AOL’s Instant Messenger.
By the way, I’m 29 years old (as of March 11, 2005), single with cat, and I live in New Jersey.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published March 27, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @flexo on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.