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Peter Bielagus      

"Young America's Financial Coach"

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 six months, he found himself $5,000 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.

After graduating, 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, oneof the few in the country that catered exclusively to young people.

He is the author of two books, "Getting Loaded: Make a Million, While You're Still Young Enough To Enjoy It and "Quick Cash For Teens: Make Money And Be Your Own Boss."

Peter is a frequent guest on television and radio shows nationwide and has been featured in several of the country's premiere publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald, and USA Today.

In addition to writing and speaking, Peter has created many financial education products, including the interactive CD-ROM, "Mastering Your Personal Finances" and the 70-minute audio program "The Free Way Guide To Personal Finance."

In addition to speaking to Young America, Peter also speaks about Young America.He shows parents, corporations, and educators how to get young people excited about money management.

Mixing humor and emotion with real life examples, Peter empowers audiences of all ages to get started today on managing their money.

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