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My name is Dean and I was able to retire eleven years ago at the age of 51. You might wonder how I was able to retire at such an early age. I have put together a presentation that describes just how I did it. I like to give the presentation to high school students, college students, and young adults because it is much easier to retire early if you start at a young age. Even if you don’t want to retire early, the presentation demonstrates many good money habits that can help everyone.

Need a plan

Doing well with money or retiring early does not just happen. People do not wake up one morning with enough money to be able to retire. It starts with a plan. Many people have a problem making a plan because they don’t know where to start. That is where my presentation comes in. It will help you get started.

I have presented at 26 Austin area high schools including all six Leander high schools, all five Round Rock schools, all four Pflugerville schools, Georgetown, East View, and Liberty Hill High Schools. I presented to over 3,700 students in 2023/24, so far. I am an approved volunteer through LISD. I also present on Zoom or Google Meet to anyone in the country.

Presentation details

I have put together a free 45 minute to one hour presentation for high school students, college students, and young adults about the advantages of starting saving early in life, compound interest, living below your means, avoiding debt, credit cards, buying a car, saving for retirement, investing in the stock market, 401(k), Roth IRA, etc. By the end of the presentation, students will have a good understanding of what needs to be done, to have a better financial future.

Very interactive presentation

The presentation is not just sitting down and listening to me drone on about facts. It is very interactive and keeps the students engaged. I ask them many questions and they are encouraged to ask me questions throughout the presentation. My feedback from teachers at high schools and professors at colleges is that the students really enjoyed it and learned a lot.

If you are a teacher or leader at a school, church, club, or other organization, I would look forward to teaching your students. Just fill out the form above with details on your group and where you are located and we can work out the details on where and when. I would also be glad to present on Zoom. If you don't have a group and want to hear the presentation, just fill out the form and I will let you know the next time I have a Zoom presentation.

Past Presentations


Rouse High School

December 7, 8, 2023

McNeil High School

December 5, 6, 2023


Vandegrift  High School

November 27, 28, 2023

McNeil High School

November 8, 9, 13, 2023


Hendrickson HS


November 6, 7, 2023


Georgetown High School

October 20, 23, 2023

Rouse High School

October 17, 18, 2023

Glenn High School

September 27, 28, 2023

Hendrickson HS

September 22, 25, 2023


Stony Point High School

September 18, 2023


     I am writing to recommend a great Guest Speaker on the subject of personal finance!


— Rouse High School teacher


     In post-workshop evaluations and conversations with students, attendees commented on how they were appreciative of how interactive it was and that they really enjoyed it.



— Southwestern University director

— Round Rock High School teacher

     His presentation was relevant and interactive and will be valuable to everyone that hears him speak.



     I highly recommend Dean for any guest speaking opportunities and know that he will greatly appreciate the opportunity to share his knowledge of financial literacy in the classroom.

— Cedar Ridge High School teacher



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