Hey there, I’m David. For years, I was pegged as a mild-mannered guy who had it all together: a beautiful wife, a solid career in education and a nice house in the suburbs.
Of course, things didn’t start that way.
Only a few years ago, I was in debt, unemployed, and clueless about managing money. That all changed one fateful Sunday at church when I learned that it was possible to gain control over my money.
That day I heard two powerful verses from Proverbs 21, and I learned that anyone can become a wise manager of the money they have—whether it’s a lot or a little.
The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
God spoke to me that day—loud and clear—and from that point on I had the “money bug.”
For the next few years, I read every financial book and article I could get my hands on, listened to podcasts and talked about money with anyone who would listen.
Around this time, I got a job teaching music, married my high school sweetheart, and things were falling into place. But I was miserable.
Sure, helping friends and family with their money questions was fun, but Monday morning always brought me back to reality.
On the outside, I played the part, but I felt like Clark Kent inside: I was spending most of time in a noble career when my true passions and abilities were hiding below the surface.
When I launched FinanceSuperhero and started my real estate side hustle in 2016, I had one goal: help people take control over their money and live the live they deserved while following my real passions.
“So who is this guy and why should I trust him?”
I’m a husband and father in my early 30s who learned personal finance because I had no other choice. No, I don’t have special superpowers, but I’ve learned battled tested strategies that have helped me take control of my money.
- My wife and I made it our mission to crush debt and paid off my $18,000 student loan debt in 54 days.
- Over the past 8 years, we’ve made over $250,000 from our side hustles, including this blog.
- Our marriage and faith have grown stronger because of our commitment to consistently save money and give back to God—in both good times and bad.
The only real superpower I have learned is that it is possible to take control of your money if you’re willing to learn and implement the right strategies. And I want to share those strategies with others who find themselves on a similar journey.
If that’s you, I hope you’ll stick around and join us. It’s going to be an incredible journey!
priscilla saysSeptember 3, 2016 at 4:26 AM
Glad to see a new fresh perspective in a blogger.
Sheree Bolton saysMay 8, 2019 at 7:24 PM
Thank you for sharing your story on CBN 700 club. Your honesty about giving tithes ; it being difficult at times was a what God needed me to hear, to know I wasn’t the only one who had felt tithing is hard at times while trying to trust. Being a single mom in school myself (no school debts ) but other debts and monthly expenses while trying to keep my daughter in All-Star cheering ( bc she loves it and I hope she gets a scholarship for college one day) only $1775.00 net monthly income is hard. I need additional income but don’t know how to fit another job in my schedule while I’m attending online school. Thanks for sharing, God bless you
Sandeep Kulkarni saysJune 9, 2020 at 10:04 PM
I read your story and it inspires me a lot. Indeed it connects me. Although my story is a bit different; I find lot of commonalities between us. I am 47 and so far worked about 24 years in oil & gas industry. By profession, my niche area is automation but I have great interest in personal finance. I am quite instrumental in exploring various finance investment options. Many times I am badly beaten but few times I have made handsome money outside my salary. Long story short.. I lost my job in COVID-19 situation. I am sad but not panic. I am starting my own blog site dollarconnects.com. I have started my research and gathering lot of knowledge. I don’t know where will I lead in this journey. I have about half million dollar mortgage outstanding but I really don’t worry about it. I have made some arrangement to repay the money over the period. I have two cute daughters and importantly my wife supports me in this situation. We are together for more than 20 years. I don’t know your age but I find you my superhero and my guru in new journey.