I will never forget the feeling in the pit of my stomach, as I laid in my grandmother’s bed on Christmas Day. I just finished reading the Tax Free Retirement book by Patrick Kelly. I felt hoodwinked! Bamboozled! I was pregnant with my first child, separated from my husband, and I had lost most of my savings and investments in the real estate bust. Needless to say things were not as wonderful, emotionally or financially, as they were just a few years prior.
Three years prior, I was flying high. I had a six-figure salary with the Department of Defense. I was investing in real estate, flipping and wholesaling homes and making really good money. I had started a part-time consulting business, teaching financial literacy. Because I absolutely love helping people, that business was successful too.
Although I had been pre-exposed to the “Tax Free Retirement” or “Safe Money” concepts during the good times, it was not until after I read the book when I realized my financial advisors had not prepared me for the bad times. Unfortunately, my advisors either did not know how to maximize the concepts or did not care to share their knowledge about these benefits with me. They were more concerned with getting a quick sale than thinking long-term investments for their client. In my darkest moment, the thought of knowing that my current financial situation could have been completely different – had I been properly educated, sickened me to my stomach. However, my darkest moment also became my greatest inspiration. I decided to become a messenger of good news to all my family and friends. I did not want them to experience the financial devastation I endured.
You may have experienced a similar situation. Maybe you were not given all the facts about something that could have completely changed your life. Enduring and overcoming my financial crisis has driven and motivated me to educate others about the importance of growing wealth and investing for the future. Will Rogers said it best, “It’s not what you don’t know, but what you think you know that just ain’t so!”
My tenure in the U.S Army, Military Intelligence Corp, taught me that people’s lives deeply depend on our integrity and accuracy. I live by the same mantra in my financial planning business.
After losing almost everything from the real estate bust 1) predictability and 2) guarantees are my primary interest as I help my clients plan. With all the economic pitfalls in the market today – not to mention worldwide, it is more important than ever to create wealth! Keeping your investments safe and securing it is imperative to me. More importantly, I want to help you grow your wealth well past inflation.
Now, after going through the fiscal wilderness, I learned to practice and implement safe and secure investment strategies that were previously reserved for the elite. I pride myself on first educating my clients with the most up-to-date and relevant information that builds and protects their wealth. Second, I share my knowledge. I have been featured on numerous radio shows, facilitated workshops for private and government corporations, and counseled churches through my economic empowerment ministry throughout the Baltimore-DC Metropolitan area.
When I am not consulting, I participate in group fitness classes like Zumba and Pilates. Inspired by my personal diabetes scare in 2011, I am an advocate for holistic health and nutritional care. Through prayer, proper nutrition and exercise I overcame my health scare. My most important role is as a mother. I love spending quality time with my three-year old daughter, Jaidah.
Some of my current and past business include assisting federal government employees to understand and maximize their employee benefits. My team and I are the preferred benefit specialist for the NTEU (National Treasury Employee Union) for the Maryland & DC area. I assist people in supplementing their retirement through realestate investing, the cornerstone of wealth. My ideal client is someone who is looking to create wealth and a retirement plan that they control and that cant be taken away by the gov't or wallstreet.
As a safe money wealth strategist, I am on a true crusade to assist as many families as possible to become financially independent, without riding the Wall Street roller coasters or the 40/40 plan, that is working 40 years for someone's dreams and end up on a fixed income!