Course curriculum

  • 1

    1 - There's a Path for You

    • Video

  • 2

    2 - Know Yourself

    • Video

  • 3

    3 - Accumulate Wealth

    • Video

  • 4

    4 - Leverage Time

    • Video

  • 5

    5 - Spurn Consumer Debt

    • Video

  • 6

    6 - Have A Plan

    • Video

  • 7

    7 - Manage Monthly

    • Video

  • 8

    8 - Automate

    • Video

  • 9

    9 - Be Mindful

    • Video

  • 10

    10 - Manage Risk

    • Video

  • 11

    11 - Your Journey

    • Video


Inspiring and essential!

Emily L.

I found your webinar inspiring in the way that you laid out tangible and relatively easy steps to get control of your finances. It's an essential topic that should be taught in school, but isn't and so most people really don't have a clue about it. It certainly made me want to start taking more steps for myself! I think the webinar also only scratches the surface and gives a broad overview so it leaves a lot of room to dive much deeper into the topic if you so choose.

Truly wants to Help.

Harris Z.

Jim shares the practices and mindsets he used to achieve a high level of financial freedom. His motivation stems from his having a mentor when he started out, who put him on the proper path to smart money management.

Now I get it!

Natalie A.

Wow, that was way better than i expected! I’ve heard some of this stuff before but the way you presented it made it a lot more meaningful to me.


Founder and Chief Mentor

Jim Ames

Having achieved financial independence during his 35 year corporate career, SmartStart Personal Finance founder and chief mentor Jim Ames is focused on helping others set themselves up for financial success. "I was extraordinarily lucky to have a great mentor point me toward a winning financial path. My goal is to do the same for young professionals who could be succeeding but never got the financial knowledge, practical guidance, support, or confidence to financially launch." "I mentor young professional couples to overcome financial frustration and confidently create their best life."