Greetings and Welcome to The Dollar Blogger! My name is Dave Bochichio.
I, like many Americans, did not get a financial education while growing up. It led me to make a share of financially-related mistakes in my younger adult years. As I discovered my interest in finance (get it? A pun!), alongside with my passion for teaching, I realized that writing about personal finance would be an enjoyable endeavor, and helpful to those who may struggle as I have in the past.
Personal finance can be scary. A wrong move can spell financial ruin for an undetermined amount of time. I strongly feel that we need to spend more time on financial education with teenagers and young adults in this country, and I created this website as an educational resource for the financially curious.
A little about me. I have Asperger's Syndrome, or more simply put, I'm on the autism spectrum. It's an interesting condition, coming from one sitting here with it, right? On one hand, some things that are complex to most people are incredibly simplistic to me. On the other hand, certain mundane tasks are almost impossible for me to do. Fortunately, the condition hasn't crippled me, and honestly, I wouldn't trade it for the world.
I wasn't always into personal finance. In fact, I was a software engineer for a wee shy of a decade, but I didn't enjoy it. I found myself always reading about money and finance during my spare time at work. It didn't occur to me that I could pursue personal finance on a greater scale until much later.
I thoroughly enjoy eating exotic and international foods, spending time with my two cats, and gaming. Additionally, I enjoy writing fiction.
In February 2020, I published my first novel, Persona Jeremy, a psychological thriller and I'm currently working on a fantasy novel in my spare time.
I live with my incredibly awesome wife and two cats in New Hampshire.