Mike Taylor

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Show Date: January 8th, 2020
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Mike Taylor
International Investment Counselor
Author:The Financial Rules for New College Graduates

Mike’s mission is to make finance accessible to an educated, but non-expert audience. His book:

The Financial Rules For New College Graduates: Invest Before Paying Off Debt And Other Tips Your Professors Didn’t Teach You”

(ABC-CLIO Praeger, 2018) is readable, accessible, and practical, as useful for as a personal finance guide to adults as it is an accompaniment to a personal finance college-level course.

Mike writes the syndicated weekly column “The Smart Money” for Hearst Corporation’s San Antonio Express News and Houston Chronicle newspapers where I have built an audience eager for practical, humorous, clear and sophisticated financial knowledge.

He founded the Bankers Anonymous blog in 2012 as a way to pass on both insider financial knowledge as well as personal financial information without a sales pitch.

Mike is a practiced and effective public speaker, and have been a guest on the BBC’s “News Hour,” BBC’s “World Have Your Say,” and presented at the 2019 TEDx Trinity on the dangers of financial media. He teaches personal finance to college students as well as adults.

Like all good bankers, Mike graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1995

He was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico in 1996, and worked as a fixed income consultant from 1996 to 1997.

He sold bonds for Goldman Sachs in the Emerging Markets and Mortgage Departments from 1997 to 2004.

In 2004, he founded Cedarcrest Capital LLC, a purchaser of distressed fixed income assets. The company now consluts with businesses, non-profits, and individuals. They also offer workshops and presentations for select audiences.

Mike Taylor lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two daughters.

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , http://www.HeartofTexasRealty.com and on http://www.KLUP.com. In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, http://www.Bjorns.com and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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