- The Grow Your Business and Grow Your Wealth podcast with Gary Heldt
- EP 072 Dan Sheeks, Financial Consultant – Personal Finance Advocate/Entrepreneur/Author
Dan is a high school Business/Marketing teacher, real estate investor, and personal finance advocate in Denver, CO. In his 18 years of teaching high school, he has taught a variety of business subjects including personal finance, entrepreneurship, and marketing. Dan’s passions include working with teenagers, advocating for personal finance education, investing in real estate, and promoting the FIRE movement. Embedded in his classes is the co-curricular DECA club in which students travel, compete, acquire leadership skills, do community service, and have fun! His students have competed at the national level in entrepreneurship, personal finance, marketing, and hospitality services with much success over the years.
Dan launched SheeksFreaks in late 2019, which is an online community dedicated to helping young people learn money management skills, start investing in real estate, and pursue early financial independence. The SheeksFreaks community aims to help teens use specific methods of saving, earning extra income, and investing to set them on a track to purchase real estate investment properties in their early 20s and achieve financial independence at a young age.
Dan and his wife have a variety of real estate investments including multifamily, single family, Airbnb, and out-of-state BRRRRs. They currently have 15 units in Colorado and Michigan.
Dan is the Author of First to a Million: A Teenager’s Guide to Achieving Early Financial Freedom - Being released by Bigger Pockets on November 23rd, 2021.
Dan volunteers in the MoneyWi$er initiative out of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office with a few other hand-picked experts from around the state. The program strives to advance financial literacy in Colorado secondary education
About BiggerPockets Publishing: BiggerPockets Publishing is a sister company to the BiggerPockets Podcast Network. BiggerPockets family of podcasts has generated more than 110 million collective downloads across multiple industries. The BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast is the #1 Real Estate Investing Podcast and it offers a community of over 1.8 million members. Many of their books become Amazon Best Sellers.
Dan’s insights include:
Dan’s journey on deciding to become a high school business and marketing teacher
How SheeksFreaks started
The importance of teaching the younger generation about finances
How parents financial literacy can impact their children’s relationship with money
First to a Million: A Teenager’s Guide to Achieving Early Financial Freedom book topics include personal finance, real estate investing, and early financial independence
Why you should include your children in your money decisions
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