Organization Aims To Help Others Succeed

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Mike Fish

Sound Life Education, a Pine-based financial planning and life education organization is offering a free seminar on planning for your life, creating goals and achieving them.

Founder Mike Fish will cover the basics of his four-class course during the free two-hour seminar Feb. 7 at the Mazatzal Casino Fireside Room starting at 2 p.m.

Fish said he started Sound Life Education to help families create successful and financially sound life plans.

“Through this tough economy, many people have been affected from all walks of life,” Fish said.

For the last 10 years, Fish, an investor, has been helping families with bad or no credit get into a home for the first time.

“I would help them qualify for a loan and tell them the things they need to change to get a loan,” Fish said. “I realized there is a real problem right now and a real need for this course.”

The course will cover four topics: life and retirement planning, lending and first-time home buying, credit repair and building credit and budgeting, money management and accounting.

The course costs $125 and begins on Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Fish said he has always been an entrepreneur and started his first businesses as a kid. He owned his first house by age 22, but lost if after breaking both legs. After getting back on his feet, he bought an auto service business in California but lost everything again when he divorced.

“I did not realize the damage that was done by that until I started taking credit repair courses,” Fish said. From there, Fish turned his life and finances around and started helping others.

Most recently, Fish helped Brad Duncan get his life on track. Duncan, who said he was down in the dumps about his life situation, saw a sign in Pine and decided to call Sound Life Education for help. Within a few hours, Duncan had met with Fish and started on a new path.

“He gives me new hope and inspiration,” Duncan, a painter and musician said. “Even though it is a tall hill to climb, he has the tools to help me do it.”

Over the last three months Fish has helped Duncan better manage his time and money.

“I went from the men’s shelter to renting a home, having a car and being excited about my future,” Duncan said.

For more information, call (928) 476-6486 or visit www.soundlifeeducation.com.

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