Ver Andrew Starr (born: November 22, 1991 [age 29]), better known as the guy who would commute over three hours a day on The Commuter Experience in Los Angeles, is an American millennial YouTuber. He was featured on CNBC Make It's Millennial Money spinoff segment Millennial Mortgage with his partner, Jenelle Yee, where they purchased a home in Southern California for $599k. Ver is a full-time software engineer for a Santa Monica-based SaaS company, investor, and public figure best known for his lifestyle pivot into personal finance, real estate, and tech.
He has also been featured twice on The Graham Stephan Show and is a co-founder of this popular wealth-building website, Millennial Investments.
Early Life 👶
Ver grew up on an island north of Seattle, WA, in a Navy town where he found a passion for math and science with aspirations of becoming an engineer. He would do random jobs here or there, most notably mowing lawns, chopping wood, or cleaning up yards for the island's retired folk. He was also a bagger at the local commissary on the Navy base working for TIPS ONLY. In high school, he was heavily involved in Key Club and the local Kiwanis and was part of the Oak Harbor High School football and wrestling teams.
After graduating in 2010, he moved down to Austin, TX to attend The University of Texas at Austin with plans to major in chemical engineering. After two failed attempts of transferring to the engineering school, he pivoted to computer science by signing a piece of paper stating his name, year, and reason: "I like computers."
Ver often praises the amount of knowledge you can learn on your own by reading books and SMASHING the like button on YouTube. In 2016 when he and his fiancée (then girlfriend) moved to Los Angeles, CA from Austin, TX, he commuted for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week to and from his office. He decided to start reading books instead of watching Netflix. This led him to the personal finance book The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins. The more and more he read, he decided to search up Roth IRAs on YouTube and found Graham Stephan, a personal finance YouTuber and real estate investor.
From there, he applied for CNBC Make It's Millennial Money segment, where the producers then asked if he and his fiancée would want to be featured in a spinoff called Millennial Mortgage to present their home buying process. After that experience, the couple displayed great financial discipline. Ver decided to start a YouTube channel talking about these topics and his own lessons he would never wish anyone else to go through.
Because of his love for personal finance and purchasing a home with his partner in an expensive part of the country, Ver was interviewed by Graham Stephan and Todd Baldwin which led to getting connected with the Millennial Investments co-founders
Personal Life 😎
Ver lives with his fiancée Jenelle Yee in the Millennial Mortgage townhouse in Gardena, CA. He prioritizes a frugal lifestyle to accelerate his and Jennelle's track to financial independence.
Press Coverage 📰
- These smart money strategies helped a millennial couple buy their first home for $599,000
- Millionaire Reacts: Buying A $599K Townhouse In Los Angeles | Millennial Mortgage
- Confronting Ver and Jenelle from Millennial Mortgage