Hi there! In case you’re curious about the person on the other end of our conversation, my name is Michael B. Rubin. I’m the author of Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck, the founder of the financial planning education company Total Candor®, a certified public accountant (CPA), and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Although I’m 36, I’ve been a key source of information to countless individuals and families at all income levels for over a decade. I speak passionately about and provide guidance on virtually all personal financial planning topics. Feel free to take advantage of even more financial planning educational resources–for free–at www.totalcandor.com.
Prior to starting Total Candor LLC, I worked in the personal financial services practices of two of the former “Big Six” accounting firms. After that, I worked for over six years as a new venture executive for Toys “R” Us, Inc. where I made sure I never actually grew up.
I attended business school (undergrad) at the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!) and got an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
I am very fortunate to to live in a place my wife and I specifically chose: Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In Portsmouth, I live with my wife and two daughters, each of whom I am absolutely crazy about (even if it means ending a sentence with a preposition).
Oh, and I’d enjoy meeting you on Facebook too or tweeting with you on Twitter. I’m working on a second book right now, so it’s a great way to stay involved (or at least feel my pain). I also write the Retirement Planning blog and guide the site at About.com.