About the guy

Lets face it: there are thousands of articles on reducing credit card debt, creating emergency funds, and socking away money into a 401k. Those are all intelligent and valuable things to do, but they have already been covered in such depth there’s frankly no point in going over it. My goal for this blog is to provide more detailed, practical, and advanced, financial guidance than is typically available on the internet. 

My name is Ross Perez, and I am the Real Finance Guy. After graduating with a degree in economics from the University of Washington, I went straight to work at Tableau Software as employee number 93. Through the course of the next 8 years I worked my way up the ranks and managed to build a small nest egg through my Incentive Stock Options (a subject that I literally wrote the book on). Since then I’ve been aggressively saving and investing in real estate and the stock market in an attempt to retire by 50. This blog is the story of my financial journey.

Oh- one more thing. If I know you, then hi! You’ll see that I share a lot of financial details here. I have a policy of financial openness - something that I believe is sorely lacking in our society. I’m happy to discuss any of this in real life, and I encourage you to ask me about the blog and my finances! Maybe my experiences can help you, and yours can help me.  


All of the opinions and information are my own, and should never be construed as advice.

My affiliates

RFG has affiliate relationships with Personal Capital, Sofi and Lending Tree.

Contact me

You can find me at rfg@realfinanceguy.com