About Adam Carroll

ACFirst and foremost, I’m a Dad and a Husband. My lifelong goal is to build a life that sustains health, joy and happiness for me, my wife, and my kids. The second thing you must know is I’m a financial literacy junkie. I’ve found that those who are able to best make, manage, save, and invest their money are profoundly happier and more content with their lives. I’ve taken this on as a calling… In 2004, I founded National Financial Educators with the goal to educate, entertain, and inspire young people to live their lives in complete control of their money. My business partner and I co-authored Winning The Money Game in 2005 and I have personally delivered the message to over 175,000 students from schools all over the country. The book is now being used in many classrooms as a teaching tool for basic financial education.

My drive to educate people about money led me to found Four Legacies Mortgage in 2007, the first socially-responsible mortgage company in the state of Iowa. The vision of Four Legacies was to see every client move towards the ultimate lifestyle: money freedom, time freedom, relationship freedom, and service freedom. By offering seminars to public and corporate offices, and through one-on-one consultations, my team I helped hundreds of people create more wealth in their lives by changing the “spend as usual” mindset. In 2011, I partnered with another professional speaker friend of mine to create the first “iron sharpens iron” conference in the country for students and young professionals. Dubbed Succeed Faster, we are in our 2nd year of the program and are expecting a record turnout for the event in downtown Chicago July 19-21, 2013. You can view what the participants had to say about the event HERE. Suffice it to say, it was life-changing for all attendees, speakers and participants alike. While I’ve had successful roles as a salesperson, small business coach, VP of Sales & Marketing, and a handful of other positions, I’ve been an entrepreneur for most of my life and for the past decade have relied on myself for providing for my family and our future. I am at the very core, an Edu-tainer. My philosophy is people are not learning unless they are laughing, and have made humor a very central part of every program. Adam-Carroll-SoCalI once read that if you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room. To that notion, I’ve bungee jumped in New Zealand, scuba dived the Great Barrier Reef, spent a New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam, went static line skydiving, am a certified hypnotherapist, and won 3rd runner up in the funniest person in Iowa contest (a joke in of itself…), and I once rolled a Jeep Cherokee end over end 4 times. I’ve decided professional speaking is just far safer…