Max Fay Staff Writer
Max Fay is an entrepreneurial Millennial whose thoughtful writing shows he has a keen eye on both. Max has a genetic predisposition to being tight with his money and free with financial advice. At 25, he not only knows what an “emergency fund” is, he already has one. He wrote high school and college sports for every major newspaper in Florida while working his way through Florida State University. That experience was motivation to find another way to succeed financially and he has at Debt.org. Max can be reached at email@example.com.
Max Fay Biography
Max Fay started writing for Debt.org while pursuing a degree in Communications from Florida State University.
At the time, he was working toward a career in sports writing, while blogging about personal finance. Those priorities have switched, but not without a steep learning curve.
As a sports writer, he had written plenty of stories about who won what game, but none about the game of money.
The first several weeks of writing for Debt.org became a crash course in financial literacy. Credit bureaus, reports, agencies, scores, counselors, limits, unions, mix, rating, and of course cards! Then there’s the breakdown for mortgages, student loans, bankruptcy, taxes, auto loans, medical expenses, retirement – all the common nomenclature of personal finance.
It got him thinking, “You know, they should really be teaching this stuff in schools.”
They don’t. A lot of high schoolers could give you a definition of Keynesian economics, yet they won’t be taught how to read a credit report.
Max wants to change that, and through his writing at Debt.org, he hopes to evangelize the world of personal finance.
Top Pages Written by Max Fay
- Jul 1, 2019
It’s impossible not to notice that student loan debt has emerged as a big issue in the campaigns for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nominations.Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought it to the forefront in the spring of 2019 when she ...
- Mar 8, 2018
President Trump’s latest budget proposal to Congress calls, once again, for the elimination of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.This is the second time Trump has recommended eliminating the program that promised to forgive the balance ...
- Real Estate
- Dec 14, 2016
Data shows that homeownership among millennials is down, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t interested in buying a home.In the last two decades, homeownership in the U.S. has declined across the board and especially so for young Americans. The rate of ...
- Oct 25, 2016
You’re a college student, and life feels grand. You have your classes picked out for next semester, and you’ve signed a lease through next year. Everything is falling into place. The last thing on your mind is filling out the Free Application for Federal ...