About

What’s all the commotion? One could almost call it an uproar…

See what I did there? It’s funny, see, because you’re on Financial Uproar.

Okay, that’s not funny. Sorry.

My name is Nelson, and I’ve been writing here since 2010. That’s a long time, especially here on the internet where the half-life of a website is approximately 18.6 seconds. I blame social media for our short attention spans. And for everything else, really.

Financial Uproar started off with one simple goal — to educate the masses on personal finance while making them laugh. I’m proud to say I’ve achieved that goal. Humor will always be an important part of this site because, frankly, finance is pretty damn boring. Colorful references and dick jokes can only help make the important lessons easier to learn. Or something like that.

What qualifies me to be a financial expert? Great question. I’ve accomplished a great deal financially, at least (don’t ask about the raking), including achieving a seven-figure net worth and becoming financially independent by the age of 35. I currently work at a grocery store not for the money, but to get out of the house and talk to people. I’ve also spent thousands of hours studying personal finance, investing, and a plethora of other financial topics.

My first real job was working at a grocery store. Then I became a terrible Realtor/mortgage broker, a job I somehow had for three years without starving. From there I became a potato chip salesman (yes, really) before becoming a freelance finance writer. Oh, and I also found time to live in South Korea for nearly a year while my wife taught English there.

Over the years my writing has been featured many different websites like The Globe and Mail, Motley Fool Canada,  Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, the Financial Post, Readers Digest, Seeking Alpha, CTV News, LifeHacker, CBC News, and dozens more. I am available for media inquiries. Click here to contact me.

That’s pretty much all I have to say for now. Ready to get started? Great. Check out the binge read page and get crackin’. You’ve got a lot of reading to do before bedtime.