This is an episode that anyone with debt needs to hear, especially those with student loan debt. Mark shares some unconventional wisdom that flies in the face of many financial experts.
Mark Willis, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, a best selling author and the owner of Lake Growth Financial Services, a financial firm in Chicago, Illinois. Over the years, he has helped hundreds of his clients take back control of their financial future and build their businesses with sophisticated, tax-efficient financial solutions.
As co-host of the Not Your Average Financial Podcast, he shares some of his strategies for investing in real estate, saving and paying for college without going broke, and creating an income in retirement you can’t outlive. Mark works with people who want to grow their wealth in ways that are safe and predictable, become their own source of financing, and create tax-free income in retirement. You can schedule a call with Mark here: www.lakegrowth.com/schedule
Sean entered the Real Estate forum as an Investor in 2003 and now leads one of the premier residential property management firms in the Fox Valley area. Managing over 180 residential properties and hosting a team of Realtors assist homeowners throughout the western suburbs with the purchase or sale of their home, Sean's expertise and dynamic background can assist buyers and sellers in the Chicago real estate market. He hosts a podcast called Landlording for Life. Sean lives in Aurora with his wife, daughter, two cats, and one dog.
Mark is a writer/producer and also an avid real estate investor living in Los Angeles. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Mark started out drawing caricatures at Sea World (where he was struck by lightning) before landing a job as a greeting card writer/illustrator in the Alternative Humor department at American Greetings. His cards got him hired to write for The Late Show with David Letterman in NY until 1999, when he moved to Los Angeles to join a new show called Family Guy.
Mark’s been a writer and /producer for Family Guy for 15 years, serving a stint as showrunner. He's created series for Fox and MTV, and has been nominated for two Emmys. He’s also been fired twice and been on multiple cancelled shows (including Family Guy-- cancelled twice). He’s a passionate real estate investor, focusing on value-add multifamily, and since the early 2000’s, has built a portfolio of 15 multifamily buildings and 140 units in Los Angeles. He has a wife and three young girls, enjoys hiking, skiing, adventure sports and has been a failed surfer for 15 years.
Many people are prepared for failure, but few are prepared for success. Without character, mentors, and real life experience, success can ruin your career. Isaac Tolpin unpacks this topic in today's episode.
Isaac Tolpin is one of the Founders of ConveYour.com, the #1 Micro-Learning platform for influencers and companies. He’s a tech entrepreneur and futurist at heart, enabling brands to authentically connect and inform at scale with over $105 million in combined revenues from the companies he’s helped build. His success comes from understanding the relationships between human behavior, business and technology. This expertise has helped celebrity influencers and companies to transform their knowledge into humanized digital training.
His recent background includes cultivating a vineyard, keynote speaker, digital marketer, and EdTech disrupter through the pioneering Mirco-Training technology, ConveYour.com, the platform that’s improving the way influencers and organizations connect and train their people. He brings a visionary mindset to his family by creating a legacy raising and educating their 7 children with his wife Angie Tolpin of Courageousmom.com.