Ep 120: Marine Corps Veteran – How The Insurance Industry Changed My Life

by | Jul 9, 2019

Matt Sapaula is a financial coach, speaker, and media personality. He owns Money Smart Guy, a business that provides financial coaching services, whether for personal use or starting a business. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry as well as over 12 years as a licensed advisor and agent. Matt has appeared in various media channels such as MSN Money, The New York Times, FOX Business, and Chicago Now. 

Today, Matt joins us to discuss what it truly means to be financially free and share his advice on how to grow your money. He shares his backstory, what it was like growing up in a Latino community, and his life in the Marines. He explains why he eventually ventured towards the corporate world and why he chose to work in the financial industry. Matt also describes the importance of being accountable and why the worst person to work for is yourself.

“One of the most dangerous things anybody can do is start a business from scratch.” – Matt Sapaula

What you’ll learn:

  • Matt’s story and career background.
  • His struggles growing up and the skills he learned in the military.
  • Why he left the military and his start in the financial industry.
  • The challenge of transitioning into the corporate world.
  • The importance of being accountable in this day and age.
  • His interpretation of financial freedom and how the rich use money.
  • Lessons he learned about finances and starting a new company.
  • His reflections on the experiences he had up until this point.
  • His advice to someone just entering the insurance industry.

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Key Takeaways:

  • The worst person to work for is you because no one holds you accountable for your errors.
  • Money is a tool you use all the time, and many people don’t know how to handle money.

This episode was brought to you by

Insurance Licensing Services of America (ILSA), America’s premier regulatory compliance experts. To learn more visit ILSAinc.com.

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