Anders describes himself as a personal finance nerd who loves to help people achieve financial independence by looking at the financial equation slightly differently. When Anders gets excited about something, he jumps all in! At age fourteen, he took a personal finance class at school. He then created his first budget and taught his parents all he had learned. He excitedly told them, “it’s not about how much you make, it’s about how much you save!” Since that time he has read books and taken classes and learned everything he can about financial security, investing and saving. He has created a personal finance blog that outlines simple steps and techniques to achieve financial independence. He is on track to be financially independent by the time he is forty!
Anders will earn his BS degree from the University of Utah in 2019 with an emphasis in financial planning. He is happily married and has four houseplants. He spends his free time rock climbing, gardening, skiing and snowboarding. He enjoys nonfiction personal development books. He also loves playing cards and board games with his wife. He volunteers with VITA; preparing tax returns for lower income individuals and families. His goal is to help others realize that they create the world around them. “None of us are living some pre-determined life, but rather we each choose the life we will live. I think about this in terms of personal finances and the freedom that comes when clients achieve financial independence. I think the ideal is to reach a place where we are able to actually choose what we will do with our time”
Who is your Hero?
“My mom: she is just such a good human.”
What did you want to be growing up?
“I was a great football player in high school. I used to think I would play in the NFL someday”
What skill would you like to master?
“I would like to master skiing. I want to get to the point that I could go anywhere on the mountain and know I would be fine.”
What do people love about you?
“That I focus on them and truly listen to what they have to say.”