I graduated from UCLA in 2017 with a B.A. in History and Russian Studies and I am currently studying for my CFP® through Boston University. I have always had a passion for personal finance and an affinity for abstract art, particularly futurism. I know this is an unconventional pairing, but I am determined to make it work. After navigating the museum world for a couple years, I discovered some exciting FinApps – Mint and Acorns – and I became enthralled by FinTech’s customer-centric concept of the future. I have since focused on optimizing my skill set for this exciting and dynamic industry.

I really want to be a part of a team that will revolutionize the manners and mediums by which consumers gain access to bespoke financial advice. I am confident the future will be a human-algorithm hybrid support system which automates repetitive administrative tasks, but retains the reassurance of human-human advice and interaction. Thanks to well designed data aggregator products, the data shared between advisors and their customers will be totally transparent and intuitive to utilize, navigate, and understand.

Additionally, I believe that there is massive potential to disrupt investment sectors that have traditionally been privately financed. I think there will be lots of exciting new products in the near future that will open previously private markets to the public –  individual investors with limited working capital.

Bonus game: count the buzzwords in the text above.

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I started the Financial Futurism blog because personal finance can be a battle, but it doesn’t have to be. Financial Futurism is designed to make managing your finances easier and more entertaining by providing you with tips, tricks, and insight that I learn from my CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) coursework.

Financial Futurism is a (somewhat ironic) reference to the revolutionary artistic/philosophical movement of the early twentieth century. In accordance with their ideals, I want to make money matters more egalitarian – everyone has a right to financial security. Cutting-edge FinTech and open-source communities dedicated to sharing knowledge will help us all improve our lives. Let’s create a brighter future starting with our finances.

The Logo

A coin with a fast-forward symbol in the center. Symbolizes fast-forwarding finances into the future. Fast Forward --> FF --> Financial Futurism. Ehh, Ehh?

Geoffrey Putman

Like the Toys R' Us Giraffe, but not at all.


My dog, actually named doggo.

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