Stephen A. Schullo, Ph.D. (UCLA '96) was born to an Italian immigrant mother and US-born Italian-American father. He grew up on a farm in northern Wisconsin near a small town called Cumberland and attended public schools throughout his academic career. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, and was wounded in combat.
He taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for 24 years and and also taught with UCLA Extension. At LAUSD, he started an investor self-help group for teacher colleagues and, since 1997, has written 5,000 posts in three investment forums. Since 2006, he has served on, and is a former co-chair of, LAUSD's Investment Advisory Committee. The committee monitors the 457b/403b plans of 55,000 former and current LAUSD employees, worth a total $2.0 billion in assets.
Steve wrote investment articles for a union newspaper for 13 years (circ. 50,000) and was a three-time featured retirement plan advocate in the Los Angeles Times and U.S. News and World Report.
He has been frequently quoted by the media, has testified at California State legislative hearings, and was honored by the Los Angeles teachers' union for his retirement planning advocacy.
Steve's book, written with co-author Dan Robertson: Late Bloomer Millionaires ISBN 978-0985835705.
- Financial wisdom from a couple of "late bloomers", Vanguard interview with the authors