Hi, I’m Gary Klaben. I am the author of Changing the Conversation, Wealth of Everything and co-author of The Business Battlefield that I wrote with my colleague, Adam Blonsky. I am the managing director and owner of Coyle Financial Counsel and have been passionate about helping people with their money since I was a young boy. To watch my video of my personal story, click here.

Money is a part of everything we do. It is the lifeblood of our society. Without it, life is difficult. I’ve watched people struggle with money my whole life. The goal of this blog is to address money and all the issues, big and small that come with earning, saving and spending our money. It’s about proactively addressing all aspects of money by ­­­­making smart, educated decisions about our money.

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Me and My Family

I graduated from West Point in 1979 followed by graduating first in my Ranger School class. The caption under my West Point graduation photo reads, “Remember me not for what I said, but for what you saw.” The six years I spent in the U.S. Army infantry were great years of serving my country and my soldiers. My wife shares my military background, having been an Army officer. Because of the danger involved, neither of us pushed our children toward the military, yet both our daughter and son went on to graduate from West Point. Outside of work, I enjoy running, reading and orienteering. I have a B.S. in General Engineering, an M.S. in Financial Services (MSFS), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU).