Lyn Alden Net Worth, Bio, Wiki-Style Breakdown

Lyn Alden's Twitter profile.
Courtesy of Lyn Alden’s Twitter profile.

 

Who Is Lyn Alden? Biography & Background

Lyn Alden (full name Lyn Alden Schwartzer) is an investor, engineer, and writer with a focus on “financial modeling” and “engineering economics” as per her website. She is the founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy.

According to lynalden.com, Alden has an educational background in management and engineering, having graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2010) and from Rowan University with a Master’s in Engineering Management (2015).

According to her website and LinkedIn account, Alden has- over the years- held the positions of Electronics Engineer (June 2009 – April 2015), Lead Electronics Engineer (April 2015 – April 2018), and Technical Lead (April 2018 – present) at William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC). As Technical Lead, she runs the finances and day-to-day operations of an aircraft research facility within the WJHTC.

In December 2016, Alden founded the market and investment research firm Lyn Alden Investment Strategy.

According to the Lyn Alden Schwartzer website, Alden has been performing investment research for over 15 years “in various public and private capacities”.

Lyn Alden’s childhood included substantial experiences with poverty:

When I was a child, I was homeless for several years.

While most kids my age were starting elementary school, my mother and I were living in homeless shelters, cheap motels, and at the worst point, in a car for a while.

We washed ourselves in public restrooms (sometimes we had to sneak in to do it, in the early morning when people weren’t around), and whether we ate enough or not was based on the kindness of strangers.  I jumped around between schools a lot during kindergarten and first grade, and had some multi-month schooling gaps.  A homeless guy taught me how to play chess.

Eventually my luck improved a bit, and I went to live with my elderly father in a trailer park, where I grew up until I left for college at 18. He didn’t have much money, so I had to rely on $50,000 worth of student loans and part-time work to fund it.

That all sucked, but now at 29 my finances are solid.

Alden adds that she no longer has student debts, has a large six-figure investment portfolio, and cash “set aside for liquidity”. The combination of a “great income” from engineering and finance, side hustles, a minimalist lifestyle, and consistent investing allowed Lyn Alden to build wealth while continuing to support her mother.

Alden started investing in stocks at the age of 16, having no knowledge of the matter. She was propelled to launching her investment activity by her experience with poverty and uncertainty about the future.

So, I read every book I could find on investing. I got excited about spreadsheets, and turned on by compound returns. Warren Buffett (and Batman, let’s be real) was my hero.

By her time in college, Alden “had it all figured out”. More specifically:

I knew what the typical starting salary for an engineer was, could figure out all the basic expenses of life and how to keep them small, and calculated that if I put $2,000 in inflation-adjusted dollars away per month, and achieve a 7% average return on my investments, my money would grow like this over my career:

Lyn Alden's wealth growth estimates.
Courtesy of Budgets Are Sexy.

 

However, Alden’s father’s passing and her own health issues would cost her thousands of dollars over the next few years. Her mother started needing financial support too.

I hadn’t accounted for all that in my projections…

So, I started to go off track, and had a couple years where my wealth didn’t grow at all, and even went down one year. My income was stagnant due to my lack of time and focus, and my expenses grew.

I eventually got it back on track, and started pushing my income up and expenses back down.

Alden writes that to achieve financial independence, one needs to:

  • Earn enough money to “make an impact” (she adds that everyone needs to define “impact” for themselves).
  • Put a certain amount of money aside as savings.
  • Invest in a diversified portfolio.

 

Lyn Alden Investment Strategy

Homepage of the Investment Strategy website.
Courtesy of LynAlden.com.

 

Over time, Alden became extremely knowledgeable about investing and macroeconomics.

In December 2016, she founded Lyn Alden Investment Strategy. Alden characterizes this company as follows:

I provide tens of thousands of investors per month with research, information, and tools to help them build wealth and reach financial freedom.

Some of my content is aimed at new investors, while the most of my topical articles are aimed at more experienced investors.

( . . .)

This site provides investment research and strategy, covering stocks, precious metals, international equities, and alternative investments. Whether you’re new to investing or experienced, there’s a lot here for you. I analyze advanced topics for institutional investors, and also break many of those topics down for retail investors to keep track of what’s happening in terms of global macro.

Additionally, Alden covers recent trends in market conditions.

The Investment Strategy website contains blog posts, and it also has free and paid newsletters offering analysis of macroeconomic trends and market valuation. The free newsletter comes out every 6 weeks, while the paid newsletter comes out twice per month.

Aside from that, Alden sells two digital books:

  • StockDelver. This book is focused on educating investors as to how to find companies to invest in.
  • OptionWeaver. OptionWeaver covers efficiently selling stocks and ETFs (exchange-traded funds) when the “price is right”.

 

Lyn Alden Seeking Alpha Activity

Lyn Alden is an author at the stock research and analysis platform Seeking Alpha. Alden posts articles on Seeking Alpha frequently, analyzing the state of the Bitcoin ecosystem or providing advice on how to make a portfolio election-proof, among other things. Alden’s articles typically attract 100 to 300 comments each.

Aside from articles, Alden performs stock marketplace research too.

 

Lyn Alden Net Worth

“Lyn Alden net worth” is a popular search phrase, but no reliable information seems to be available online about her wealth.

 

Online Presence & Publicity

In addition to her Investment Strategy website, Lyn Alden has profiles on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Alden has been featured in numerous high-profile publications, including Forbes, CNBC, Nasdaq, and Business Insider. Investor and real estate expert George Gammon has also had Alden as a guest on his YouTube channel several times.

 

Lyn Alden Twitter

Lyn Alden regularly offers thoughts and analysis on Twitter.

At the time of this writing, her Twitter account had approximately 167k followers.

 

Conclusion

To learn more about Lyn Alden, visit her official website here. You can also follow her on Twitter here.

 

 

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