Welcome to my blog!
My name is Albert Okagbue, and I am the founder of a boutique financial planning firm in Houston Texas called Cerebral Financial Strategies LLC. I am a licensed Certified Public Accountant(*), and my mission in life is to understand financial strategy & wealth accumulation. I have an unconventional attitude towards money which I believe is consistent with what actually works. It is based on various case studies of millionaires and billionaires.
(* I am licensed in the state of Texas. You can look up my license by my last name at the website of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy)
Why do I call myself the Student Loan CPA? I graduated college in 2008 with about $125,000 in federal and private student loans. They say when the going gets tough, the tough get going right? Well, being that much in debt led me to discovering my aptitude for understanding financial issues and I went from just wanting to be an Accountant to becoming a financial strategist. I went from being broke at the height of the 2008-2009 recession, to being self-employed in my own firm. Simply put, student loans have been positively life-changing for me.
Who should read this blog? People who want to make rational financial decisions. My attitude towards money requires more than the most basic knowledge, and is highly unconventional. If you are a fan of a financial expert on television or are afraid to do something other people are NOT doing, you might disagree with my views. You may even be wondering when I paid off my student loans. However, people who love to learn something new and are willing to ask tough questions will enjoy this blog. For one thing, I’m pretty good at picking stocks and began writing about Facebook back when it was trading under $30 a share.