About Financial Intelligence


What’s this all about?

This website complements my online courses (Finance 210 – Personal Financial Planning and Investments, and Business 202/BMGT 275 – Small Business Planning & Management) at New Mexico State University – Alamogordo

I hope it will introduce prospective students to my courses and allow me to stay in touch with them even after the semester ends.

Anyone interested in improving their personal or business finance skills is welcome to make use of the content and links found on this site and to contribute to the blog discussions here.

After more than a year of inactivity, I am reactivating the “Fintelligenceblog and intend to make weekly personal investing and business startup postings that will supplement the material in my courses.

A quick word to any of my students who might want to comment on the blog postings. You don’t have to identify yourself. You don’t have to agree with me. You can certainly question or challenge my positions. Let’s just have some fun.

I received my MBA in international finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. For many years I was a banker on Wall Street and in Bogota, Colombia and Austin, Texas. In 1992 I started one of the first internet service providers in Austin and sold it a few years later to join another internet start up that we took public in 1999.

I believe that my experiences as a lender, investor and entrepreneur will help others to avoid my mistakes and to capitalize on my successes. I hope to encourage your pursuit of financial intelligence.

– Mike

Chief of Financial Intelligence

Financial Intelligence Evangelist