Join us for the next event! 02.12.2019 


Learn How to Gain Financial Independence & Retire Early


Next Event's Date: 02.12.2019 

Next Event Meetup Location: Team Vivi real Estate Agency

Join Bess Tracy and Chris Ferone for F.I.R.E. Yourself

Learn Financial Independence & Retire Early

Bess Tracy is a Colorado and California realtor; real estate investor; house flipper; interior designer; business owner; developer; and Colorado native. She started the F.I.R.E. Yourself Meetup Group after attending a book club about investing in real estate and realizing there was a lack of education and information readily available for Millennials to prepare for F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence – Retire early).  

Bess’s passion to start this group came from her own desire to create financial independence. When she realized how attainable it can be with a little education and some effort, she decided to start a monthly event to help others, offering keynotes and networking with seasoned investors, financial advisors, accountants, and authors of related books.  

Soon after, Chris Ferone joined Bess Tracy and they decided to partner on the F.I.R.E events after realizing a strong mutual interest in the philosophy. Chris Ferone is a Colorado Realtor; real estate investor, landlord, property manager, and 23 year Colorado Resident. He began a significant interest in the F.I.R.E. movement after absorbing numerous BiggerPockets and ChooseFI podcasts. Chris grew up learning the value of a dollar, saving for a rainy day, investing, and now lives a rather minimalist lifestyle in pursuit of FI. 

Next Event

F.I.R.E Panel

Join us on February 6th as we have a casual F.I.R.E panel conversation with Craig Curelop of and Mike Killmeyer of Assurance Financial. Join the conversation as we discuss what it looks like to acquire your first investment property, the philosophy behind it, and unique financing options available to make the process happen. In addition, Craig will be sharing portions of his story of acquiring properties as well as the steps he takes to assure F.I.R.E. at an early age. Join Bess Tracy and Chris Ferone as we share Financial Independence methodologies together!  

Jake Mannon has been in the financial industry since 2004, giving him over 15 years’ experience with advanced knowledge in various investments ranging from the stock market to real estate. He joined Advanced Lending Solutions in June of 2018 and focuses on Investment Loans for our clients. He currently resides in Littleton, Co with his wife Rebecca, a 1 eyed cat, and 3 adopted dogs. When he’s not working, he enjoys to Snowboarding, Golfing, Fishing, Hiking, going to baseball games, and trying out new local Breweries with his Wife.

Craig Curelop is a real estate investor in Denver, CO. He moved to Denver in April 2017 and closed on his first property in June 2017, a duplex that he house hacked for one year. He rented out the top unit, while creating a quasi-bedroom in the living room so he could AirBnb his bedroom. It cash flowed! A year later, he closed on his second house. A five bed, two bath, single family residence in Thornton, CO. He now has his own bedroom and rents out the other four bedrooms.  

He has also partnered on a BRRRR deal in Jacksonville, FL and looking to do more deals!  

He is also a financial analyst at BiggerPockets. He loves talking real estate, personal finance, and helping people achieve their goals in terms of early financial freedom.  

Mike Killmeyer is a Branch Manager and Loan Officer with Assurance Financial located right here in Denver. He is a 23-year resident of Denver and has more than 15 years in the financial services industry. Mike has experience as a landlord and real estate investing. More than anything Mike loves to help people understand financing a home is possible, and he can provide a transparent and hassle-free experience during the buying process. In his spare time, he loves playing golf, traveling, fantasy football, avid concert goer and playing with his two sons. Mike also has given significant time to the Denver Rescue Mission and this year working with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  

Past Events

DENVERNOMICS For our October event, we got the pleasure of hearing from Vivi Gloriod from Team vivi Real Estate! Vivi answered different questions about Denver Real Estate, including: What factors contribute to housing decisions? What causes property values to increase? What does the Denver real estate inventory look like right now? What does the future of Denver Real Estate look like? You can find the entire video here. 

EXPERT PANEL For our August event, we heard from an expert panel of real estate professionals! Robin Behrstock and Tim Walker, two experienced rental property investors; Sean Stewart, a master real estate accountant and; and Maria Timofeeva, a practicing real estate attorney. They engaged the audience and answered questions regarding topics such as "how to build a portfolio with multiple investments to provide passive income". They also talked about the process to legally and efficiently set up your rental property investments as a business that protects you.  

JOHN BROKKEN For our May event we heard from the amazing John Brokken, a philanthropic entrepreneur, an avid real estate rental property investor who also does several fix and flips. He is a highly sought-after speaker for bringing education to high schools around the greater Denver area teaching teens to invest and inspiring them to become what they want to be in life and create wealth at the same time.  

JORDAN YOUNGBLADE For our April event we got the pleasure of hearing from Jordan Youngblade who is a money mindset coach and spoke to us about how to have a great mindset when thinking about money and what we do with what we have and how to capitalize on it when you're looking to build out your financial portfolio for long-term success. Jordan is extremely helpful for especially the us millennials all trying to learn how to manage our money and save for retirement! Something many of us have yet to start. To set up a coaching consultation with Jordan visit her website!  

SCOTT TRENCH For our March event we had the immense pleasure of hearing from Scott Trench, who runs the Bigger Pockets podcast and is the author of ‘Set For Life’. He is 28 and already owned several investment properties here in Denver, all of which he acquired by working a normal 9-5 like everyone else and now all he does is write blogs all day, works out, drinks craft beer and travels. He’s absolutely brilliant and did a great job! To get his book and learn the powerful formula and value of investing in your future order here!  


Where: Team Vivi Real Estate Agency

Address: 720 6th AveDenver, CO 80204

When to Meet: 02.12.2019 at 6PM

Contact: Bess Tracy - - 970.531.1757 Chris Ferone - - 303.475.4656