About Me

Hi, my name is Jeff Rose. I’m a financial planner in the Nashville, Tennessee area, and run a firm called Alliance Wealth Management located in Carbondale, IL. Finance for Teachers was a blog started by a fellow Certified Financial Planner™, Dave Grant, who also resides in Illinois.

The blog was created to educate Illinois teachers and their families on a number of issues that affect their life. In working with clients, we work together to ensure they are living their best lives, financially and otherwise.

Here’s my professional bio (picture me wearing a shirt and tie when reading this):

The Professional Bio

Jeff is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, CEO and Founder of Alliance Wealth Management, LLC, an investment advisory firm. Jeff is also an Iraqi combat veteran having served in the Army National Guard for 9 years, including a 16 month deployment to Iraq in 2005.

He is the founder of GoodFinancialCents.com (a Top 10 money blog you should read according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance) and author Soldier of Finance – his book that combines his military background with his financial planning knowledge.

He currently writes for Forbes, Entrepreneur, CNBC, U.S. News and has been featured in major sites such as Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Kiplinger’s, and Fox Business.

The “Not-So-Professional” Bio

I’m a self-proclaimed numbers geek.

I even began the wooing of my future wife by offering to show her how to use a financial calculator. True story.

I talk about money issues A LOT on this blog. Do I have credentials? You betcha!

Street Cred:

  • Lost $5,000 investing in a penny stock. That’s one way to learn!
  • Didn’t invest my emergency fund into GE stock that could have made me $75,000. Would-a, should-a, could-a!
  • Did sucker convince over 140 people to write about the Roth IRA on the same day all because I danced to LMFAO.
  • And I’m pretty sure Dave Ramsey thinks I’m nuts.

Okay, maybe that’s not the street cred you were looking for.

How about this: I’m a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (if it has a trademark it has to be legit, right?), the CEO of my own wealth management firm and wrote a best-selling book on personal finance.

Does that help?

If not, then you’ll have to settle for the fact that I’m obsessed with In-N-Out Burger, can deadlift over 500lbs, and may have threatened to punch some other financial advisors in the face.

If you want to learn more about working with me, you can visit my financial planning company’s website by using the links below:

Want to see who we work with?: Ideal client profile
Want examples of the work we’ve done?: Case Studies
Want to understand how we work with teachers?: Our Services