I’m a family guy and early retiree that learned how to manage my money properly by accident. I’m a former money moron, who’s made more than my share of mistakes:
Living paycheck-to-paycheck when I got out of college and not knowing where I spent it
Buying stuff on credit cards and paying interest on it each month
Getting a new car with an $800 a month car payment
Following the bad investing advice of others only to lose $40,000 in the stock market
Getting ripped off and losing money time and time again because I didn’t know any better
Then the big day came when I bought almost as much house as the bank said I could afford (and my boss told me I should do). After draining my bank account to get the house keys, I started getting nervous. I have a big mortgage, car payment, and I just charged a bunch of furniture on a credit card. I’m single, and I have no money left until my next paycheck.
THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN, BUT THEN A FUNNY THING HAPPENED…
I started learning about debt, saving, and investing. In the first 12 months I saved over $1,000 on just my expenses (which has become part of my original How To Save $1,000 In One Week Challenge)
I became a student of money, and in the process, my life changed. By age 35 I was 100% debt-free, no mortgage, and a self-made millionaire.
How This All Began
A LITTLE STORY ABOUT A BIG DREAM
The real power I found during that time was that I could take control of my future. Having financial freedom at such an early age allowed me to spend more time with my wife—and later on, our twins. I came to a place where I could do anything I wanted in life. I chose to share what I learned with other people in similar situations.
When I started my goal was simple: share the strategies that have helped me get out of debt faster, save more money, and retire early. And while there is a ton of information out there on the money – it’s gotten harder to finding unbiased advice where someone isn’t being paid to promote something.
THIS IS WHERE I FIT IN AND WHY I HELP PEOPLE BECOME FINANCIAL ROCK STARS.
I share my successes and failures to help you reach your own personal, financial, and business goals. It’s why I don’t accept any payments, kickbacks, advertising, or paid promotions of any product that would cause a conflict of interest.
I will give you all the options and help you decide what is best for you, based on your goals and financial situation. Everything I talk about is backed up with facts, research, and studies. Not pie-in-the-sky statements or get-rich-quick schemes.
Why I Do What I Do
HINT: IT’S NOT ABOUT MONEY
Out of all the choices I had, from sitting on a beach and drinking margaritas for the rest of my life to opening an awesome hamburger stand, I decided I really wanted to help people with their finances and achieve their dreams. And especially to help people avoid all the money mistakes I’ve made. The best part of what I get to do is see my twins (now 4 1/2) grow up, and work with my rock star wife, Katie.
As you listen to my show or read my blog, you’ll also discover that:
I LOVE MUSIC
I play in a Rock-n-Roll band.
Food: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
TV Show: Star Trek
I spend a lot of time with friends and family wake boarding and surfing.
YOU’RE NOT TOO LATE
My show listeners range from age 17 to 77 (the current record). If you haven’t figured out the whole money/business/life thing yet, don’t worry, you’re not alone, and you’re not too late. Spend some time exploring my Start Here page to get a sense of what is involved. This page is designed to help you make good decisions on your own, without having to lose your hard earned money to some “personal finance expert”.
Dr. Barry Kaplan, Certified Financial Planner and Chief Investment Office for Cambridge Wealth Counsel had this to say:
I knew Scott when he sold his car and drove a scooter to save money. A decade later, he’s set for life. This guy knows what he’s talking about – so listen!
I have worked hard to build this site into a resource that not only helps you build your wealth and avoid the false promises of get-rich-quick schemes, but also helps you live the life you deserve and want.
Thanks for reading this! I’d love to have you join me and my community of people looking to get out of debt faster, save more money, and retire rich.
This is your show
WHY LISTEN TO ME
If you check out my show or this blog, you’ll quickly find I have an easy, approachable style. More importantly – I know what I’m talking about. And the reason I do is that:
I’m a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
I’ve been an owner/partner in eight companies since the year 2000.
In 2005, I started working with a Certified Financial Planner to help me with my finances (I still meet with him to this day).
In 2007, I was on Clark Howard’s TV show spotlighted as a successful entrepreneur.
In 2009, I was completely out of debt with no mortgage.
In 2013, I taught Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.
I’ve read over 300 books on personal finance.
I’ve learned from making tons of mistakes
WHERE SHOULD YOU GO NEXT?
I highly suggest you listen to my show. My show has given people hope and helped them achieve financial freedom. I can do the same for you.
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