Dan Soschin

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Daniel Soschin is the Chief Operating Officer at CardGuru as well as a contributor and a regular blogger on personal finance, investing, and executive leadership. Dan is proud of his 850 FICO® score and his portfolio of rewards credit cards that pay him to shop.

What job would you be terrible at?

Helicopter pilot. I get terribly motion sick and all the openness and windows (and noise) of a helicopter aid in my misery. I once paid $250 for the privilege of getting air sick on a helicopter tour of the Big Island in Hawai’i.

Are you a cat person or a dog person?

I grew up with both, so how could I possibly pick sides? Rest in peace my dear Wilma, Abby, Casey and Harper. However, when I retire, I would like to raise and train working dogs, so maybe that is your answer.

How are finances important in your everyday life?

Making sound financial decisions today will enable me to best care for my family today and in the future. I hope to retire sooner rather than later, so saving now will help me achieve that goal, help put my children through college and ensure they don’t have to care for their parents (me and my wife) when we all grow older.

Where were you born and raised?

I was born and raised just outside of Washington, D.C. in the Virginia suburbs. I remained in Virginia for college (University of Virginia) and then spent some time in San Francisco for a database startup, before return to Virginia and ultimately migrating south to Tampa, Florida, where I currently reside.

What are your hobbies or interests outside of writing about finance?

I’m a numismatic enthusiast (coin collector). What else would a financial writer do in his spare time besides collect coins? All my other time is spent devoted to my family - a supportive and beautiful wife, and two adorable children that keep me young.

What is one thing you think everyone should do at least once in their life?

Write a book or ride a horse. That’s two things, but each is profound in its own way. Everyone has something to say - so share your stories, ideas, experiences, creativity or opinion by writing a book. Notice I didn’t say publish a book. That can be time consuming and expensive (thought it does have its own merits.) When you write a book, you can share it with friends, or pass it down to family members for generations. Horses have a majestic quality that is difficult to articulate; you just have to experience them close up and personally. Go to a stable, sign up for a lesson, meet a horse up close and then go for a ride.

Posts By Dan Soschin

Featured image: Down Payment on Your Child's Future: The Importance of Allowance
Down Payment on Your Child's Future: The Importance of Allowance
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Studies show an allowance can help your son or daughter develop better financial habits down the road. Whether you’re on the fence or just looking for a ...
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Featured image: Avoid These Banking Mistakes, Save Money
Avoid These Banking Mistakes, Save Money
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We all make mistakes, but the ones on this list could cost you money. Have a look so you don’t hurt your own bottom line on accident ...
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Featured image: Application Denied! Clearing Up Your ChexSystems Report
Application Denied! Clearing Up Your ChexSystems Report
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Having trouble opening a bank account? It could be your ChexSystems report. This is how you can remedy the problem ...
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Featured image: Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? The Strange and Unsettling History of Bitcoin Leadership
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? The Strange and Unsettling History of Bitcoin Leadership
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The face behind the splash hit cryptocurrency Bitcoin is shrouded in mystery. Here’s what we know about the infamous creator and the intrigue behind him. Or her ...
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Featured image: The Bitcoin Bubble: Can You Trust It?
The Bitcoin Bubble: Can You Trust It?
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You’ve heard of the housing bubble and the dot-com bubble. Bitcoin is one of the latest possibilities for the next financial bust. Here’s why it ...
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Featured image: FinTech on the Rise: Top Companies to watch
FinTech on the Rise: Top Companies to watch
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Financial Technology, or FinTechs, is always moving forward. If you’re interested in the latest technology to help on your personal financial journey, these are the companies you ...
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Featured image: How To Stop Bank Scammers
How To Stop Bank Scammers
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Don’t get hoodwinked by those calls or emails supposedly coming from your bank. Here’s how to make sure the person you’re corresponding with is legit ...
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Featured image: Budgeting Tips for the Multigenerational Family
Budgeting Tips for the Multigenerational Family
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Multigenerational households are getting more and more common. It’s nice to have family around, but it can make for a complicated budget situation. This is what you ...
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Featured image: Millennial Banking Trends
Millennial Banking Trends
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Millennials are a huge part of the banking industry’s consumer base, and they’re doing things a little differently than past generations. Take a look at these ...
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