Who Is Robert Farrington?

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Robert Farrington is a Millennial Money Expert and Founder of The College Investor.

He is on a mission to help millennials get out of student loan debt and start building wealth for their future. He also helps parents make smart choices about college financing options and navigating the complex world of paying for school.

Through his work at TheCollegeInvestor.com, Robert Farrington has emerged as one of the nation's leading student loan debt experts. He has also directly engaged with many consumer financing financial technology brands and loves to help companies innovate in the space.

Origin Story

Robert launched TheCollegeInvestor.com from his home in 2009, while finishing his MBA at the UC San Diego Rady School of Management. Being passionate about investing and personal finance, he wanted to connect with others who shared his passion. Not finding what he was looking for on campus, he created TheCollegeInvestor.com as a resource for young adults about money, covering topics from paying for college and escaping student loan debt, to investing their first dollars after graduation.

Since then, Robert Farrington has shared his successful student loan and wealth building expertise with thousands of young adults, both online, in person, and as a contributor to major publications such as Forbes and Huffington Post. His story has also been featured in a number of books, including Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau and The F.I.R.E. Planner by Michael Quan.

The San Diego native's drive to help others and "geekiness" have fueled his work as a blogger, journalist, entrepreneur, angel investor, and family man. Farrington earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science from UC San Diego, and an MBA from the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego.

Passionate about his family, FinTech, and watching the latest Marvel movie, Farrington resides in San Diego with his wife, son, and daughter.

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