I am just a guy (31 years old) that has learned the importance of taking control of your own finances. And being able to understand where your investments are and where they are going is a big part of that.
My job is to work as an information security consultant. What does that mean? It means that I help companies evaluate threats and risk to their (maybe your) data and recommend solutions that will help to preserve the confidentiality, integrity or availability of that data.
What I have learned from my job that translates to investing, is that you have to boil things down to their basic principles and make decisions as to whether or not the correct actions are being done to meet the bottom line.