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.