About The College Investor
The College Investor is on a mission to help you escape student loan debt so that you can start building real wealth for the future.
We help you navigate your personal finance decisions - so you can escape debt, earn more money, learn how to start investing, and more.
We have been providing expert guides, reviews, tutorials, and more for our readers since September 2009. What started out as a personal finance blog by founder Robert Farrington has evolved into a financial media brand reaching millions of readers per month - across our website, podcast, and video channels.
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We're here to help you escape student loan debt so that you can start building real wealth.
We do this by helping you navigate the complex financial decisions that you will have to make at each step of your journey.
We provide advice, guidance, guides, and review tools to help you make better decisions.
There are thousands of financial products and services out there, and we believe in helping you understand which is best for you, how it works, and will it actually help you achieve your financial goals. We're proud of our content and guidance, and the information we provide is objective, independent, and free.
About Our Founder, Robert Farrington
Hi! I'm Robert Farrington. I am America’s Millennial Money Expert® and America’s Student Loan Debt Expert™. I am also the founder of The College Investor, which is the #1 resource for helping millennials get out of student loan debt and start building real wealth for their future. I've been on this mission since 2009.
The College Investor is designed to be the #1 tool to help you get out of student loan debt, learn how to earn more money, understand how to start investing, all so you can build real wealth.
I consider Robert Farrington to be one of the top experts when it comes to student loan debt in America.
Good Financial Cents
Since I can remember, I've had a passion for investing and all things related to personal finance. Honestly, when I was about 13, I wanted to do my own taxes. Yes, taxes. But what I really liked about it was that I had even made income to pay taxes on. I thought that was so cool. Throughout my teens, I focused my attention on ways to make money. I sold stuff on eBay, and took my earnings and saved and invested. I made more money than I lost, and I was hooked.
Once I got to college, I soon realized that most people were oblivious to investing and personal finance. However, there was a small group that really found it interesting, but they weren’t quite my style. This group was investing and doing some crazy stuff (penny stocks, etc.) and it didn’t really suit me. So, I went my own direction with a mix of common sense personal finance and investing ideas.
It turns out, when I went to graduate school, this is what most of my friends were looking for. Even though this was a class of MBA students, many people were unaware of the basics of personal finance and investing. I ended up helping many of my peers, and have since been helping people here.
The College Investor Moment
I started this blog to showcase my common sense student loan and investing strategies with other millennials. At work and school, I heard some pretty scary advice, and I'm not okay with that. With The College Investor, I want to be as transparent as possible and highlight both the good and the bad. I also want to make sure that I’m helping and not hurting.
That is where student loan debt came in. The #1 dilemma holding back millennials from investing and building real wealth is student loan debt. I know - it was my struggle for a while as well. It led me to write my first eBook, Student Loan Debt: Getting in Smart, Getting out Painlessly. I’m giving it away for free, all you have to do is sign up.
Through my years of helping others, I’ve come to the conclusion that developing multiple income streams - investing, side hustling, and more - is the key to building real wealth.
I don’t consider myself some sort of investing “guru”, my ideas are not new, and my techniques aren’t secret. There are no “get-rich-quick” schemes here. Building real wealth takes hard work, patience, and time. My goal is to showcase a variety of personal finance and investing ideas, and hopefully some prove useful to you.
Work With Robert
Robert loves nothing more than sharing what he's learned with those who are eager to grow. If this sounds like you, let's connect.
Come learn more about working with Robert here: RobertFarrington.com.
Want To Chat or Feature Robert?
You can reach out via our Contact Form if you want to connect with Robert or The College Investor team.
Also, we’ve put together a Media Center with all of Robert’s media appearances as well as general information that you may find helpful. Check it out here: Media Center.
Meet The Team
Honestly, we can't do it all alone. We have an amazing team that supports The College Investor and the cause of helping young adults make smart financial decisions.
This team is made up of experts in the personal finance space, with in-depth knowledge on student loans, financial aid, investing, insurance, and more.
Want to learn more? Meet The College Investor team.
We work hard to ensure that all of the articles on our site are unbiased, accurate, and help you make a better decision. Our goal is to offer unmatched educational content, as well as independent and unbiased product and service reviews.
We continually evaluate the content across our site to update or re-write information as needed. Any content that has been updated is date-stamped to reflect this.
We don’t make recommendations for you to buy, sell, or hold securities or investments. All content we create is designed to provide information, context, analysis, and comparison to help you make better decisions.
The accuracy of our information and content is of utmost importance. We place a high priority to ensure we are delivering factually accurate content.
It's important to distinguish between "evergreen" educational content, reviews, and news. All of our evergreen educational content is fact-checked by an editor prior to publishing, and routinely updated with the latest information.
Reviews are designed to be a "snapshot" of the product at the time of review. As such, reviews may not contain all of the latest features - it's important to readers to check the date of a review. However, as products are updated, we do strive to review new features and services as the emerge. Our reviews will reflect the updated dates.
News articles typically cover a specific event or period of time. As such, they are not included in our routine update process.
However, if we uncover an error of fact, we will correct the content as quickly as possible.
We also welcome our readers’ input for to accuracy and fact-checking. If you believe we have published an error in any of our content, please let us know and we will investigate.
About The College Investor Media
The College Investor Media's brands reach over 1 million users each month, with a strong focus on personal finance and investing. We hope to help people build wealth by navigating money decisions with confidence.
Our main properties are The College Investor and Cult Of Money.
The College Investor: The College Investor helps people get out of student loan debt to start investing and building wealth. The College Investor reaches over 1 million people per month.
Cult Of Money: Cult of Money is all about personal finance for the crypto-curious, with a large focus on cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, and more.
We look forward to hearing from you. You can always share with us comments and suggestions. Feel free to reach out by visiting our Contact Us page.