Philip Olson

Certified Financial Planner®, Host of PBS's Two Cents
The Art of Finance

Philip attended the University of Texas in the Department of Theater & Dance in 2006 where he met Julia while working backstage for a children’s dance show about a baby monkey. He then spent the requisite several years as a ‘starving artist’ – waiting tables, parking cars, and making lattes. Eventually, he became a theater instructor, where he fell in love with teaching and coaching. Eventually, he left the art world when a recruiter for a financial services firm said: “This industry needs more people like you – a people person”. He was inspired to make a difference in a notoriously un-caring industry and dove into the deep end in 2011. In 2015 he went on to pass the Certified Financial Planner™ Board Exam and opened his own fee-only financial planning firm "The Art of Finance". He and Julia also co-create and host the regional EMMY award-winning PBS-DS web-series Two Cents.



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