Peter Bielagus became a top authority on money management for Young America the hard way—by first falling deep into credit card debt.
Peter entered college with several thousand dollars in savings but within 6 months he found himself $5000 in credit card debt. Determined to dig his way out of debt, Peter began learning about personal finance, reading over 300 books on the subject, interviewing experts and attending seminars. By graduation, Peter’s cards were clean and he was on his way to financial freedom.
Peter wrote Getting Loaded: A Complete Personal Finance Guide For Students and Young Professionals.
After graduation, Peter went to work for a national financial company and became the top salesperson in his district, in his first year.
Shortly after getting his financial planning license, Peter then opened up his own fee-only financial planning firm – one in the few in the country that catered exclusively to young people. Peter has since dropped his financial planning license to focus on writing and speaking.
Known as the “Go To Guy For Young People and Their Money,” Peter now gives over 100 presentations a year for high school and college students as well as members of the military.