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 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.
Dreaming of traveling…. FOR FREE?! Well then this is the event for you! Meet FIRE Yourself Events' upcoming panel speaker, Zac Hood, credit card points master, blogger, and founder of 'Travel Freely'! Zac brings an unusual knowledge of learning how to use the best credit cards to travel for free every year so you can save your vacation money for… of course, investing in your retirement! Please join use on June 25th starting at 6pm for this amazing presentation and get all your questions answered about how to travel for free! There will be food and libations, so come hungry! Literally! Oh yeah, and of course hungry to learn!
Zac Hood and his wife Virginia have been traveling for free for almost 10 years. His approach to free travel has earned free flights (and often free hotels) in South Africa, Greece, France, Italy, Iceland, and more. In total, he’s earned over $40,000 in free travel. In 2017, he founded Travel Freely - the simple, free web app for no cost travelers. Helping beginner free travelers was the inspiration for founding Travel Freely.
Zac hales from Nashville, TN and played tennis at University of Colorado. He transferred and graduated from Vanderbilt University and shortly after started his career as a teacher and coach. Along with starting Travel Freely, he is also the Founder and Executive Director of a non-profit called Sports Servants that serves children in Belize through sports!
Some topics we will cover include but are not limited to...
1. How to earn the most rewards in the least amount of time. 2. Easiest and best ways to redeem rewards. 3. Top strategies for individuals, couples, and business owners. 4. How to find the best overall rewards cards and sign-up bonuses.
ELIZABETH DOMENICO For our May event, we had the pleasure of hearing from Elizabeth Domenico, the lead attorney in Robinson & Henry’s real estate, litigation, probate Court and bankruptcy practice areas. Two things you can’t escape are death and taxes, and Elizabeth taught us everything you need to know about taxes and what happens to your investments if you die. Thanks again Elizabeth for guiding us through everything we need to know to protect our investments from death, the ever relentless taxes we pay, and what we can actually deduct with our rental properties!
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 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 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!