Episode 78: From Target to The College Investor

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My Guest on the Show…


Robert was the guy in his econ class in college sitting in the back with his laptop open and updating his blog. Today he blogs full-time on his site, The College Investor, which has over 1 million visitors per month and generates 7 figures in revenue per year.

But Robert didn’t start there, did he?

Instead, Robert graduated college and went to work for all places – Target. He actually worked his way up as store manager while all along he was building this “little blog” on the side. The story in between all of this is what we talk about on today’s show!

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Show Notes

What is The College Investor and why is it unique? [1:48]

Why Robert started his blog in college [3:39]

How Robert combined his love of writing and computer science into blogging [7:49]

Robert’s experience working at Target [9:31]

The College Investor’s first $25 of income [13:27]

Robert’s passion for investing at a young age [17:08]

Making enough money to support your lifestyle [22:21]

Student loan repayment strategies [25:42]

The problem with micro investing [31:41]

The College Investor audio show [38:09]


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Chris Petrie

Chris (Peach) Petrie is a personal finance expert, money coach, speaker and podcaster.

In 2011, Chris and his family were exhausted from living paycheck-to-paycheck and facing a mountain of debt. They started going against the society standards of misbehaving with money and made the decision to take back control of their lives and money. Within seven months they paid off $52,000, started saving like crazy and began building real wealth.

The word spread fast and Chris started showing friends how to create a budget over dinner. Soon after he started showing their friends how to do the same and eventually Chris started teaching personal finance classes around the community. As the need for the classes grew, Chris launched Money Peach in 2015.

Money Peach was created to help everyday people remove the stress and fear of money by showing them how to save more, make more, and keep more of their money.

Chris Peach has been featured in places like Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and CheddarTV.

When Chris isn’t at “work” he can be found at the Crossfit gym or riding on the fire truck — Chris is also a full-time firefighter in Phoenix, Arizona.

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