Michael Damico is a writer and co-founder of StockBlackBook.com (http://www.stockblackbook.com), which publishes a premium monthly newsletter using his proprietary stock model to help investors maximize their returns. He also has an extensive background in business. He holds a Bachelors degree in Finance & Investments and an MBA in Finance. He has spent the last fifteen years in three different industries ranging from retail management to banking and more recently he has spent seven years in corporate finance at one of the largest technology organizations in the world. Michael has a passion for investing and has enjoyed teaching finance through non-profit organizations in his local community. He has developed a comprehensive course on the key pillars to successful budgeting and money management.