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Adam "Sos" Sosnick has lived a true rags to riches story. But he wasn’t always an authority on money. In fact he was quite the opposite.
Sos grew up in Miami, FL and his father was a disabled businessman who employed mentally handicapped individuals. His family relied on Disability Insurance to get by, so at an early age, Sos began to recognize the value of hard work and the value of a dollar.
Luckily, Sos excelled in school and sports and was able to land a scholarship to one of Miami's top private high schools, exposing him to a more affluent side of society. Sos was All-County in football & basketball, played college football , and was a final cut away from the NBA Summer League roster. His sports connections have been key to his success.
Before hitting it in big in finance in his thirties, he worked every job under the sun in his twenties. He was a radio advertising salesman for Clear Channel, a party promoter, a hotel manager, a substitute teacher, a sports agent, he even did standup comedy. Life had a lot of perks, but was making NO money.
In 2006, eager to start making real money, Sos got an entry level job at a financial firm as a cold caller. After a few years of cutting his teeth and learning the ropes of the world of finance, Sos got promoted to VP of Sales and began to make some good money. All the while, the financial world around him was crumbling due to the 2008 Great Recession. He saw people go from making millions to losing their jobs overnight. It was at that moment he recognized the SAVETHATMONEY mantra.
Living in in the party culture of South Beach, Sos saw the disconnect from the financial markets to the average millennial. With a greater understanding of money, Sos realized he's one of the few young people that actually knows how to manage one's personal finances. He believes this is as important as ANYTHING if living in America. Unfortunately too many people have a myopic view of life and money. They just think that they want to make a bunch of it, spend it, and live their life now, not taking into account the future. Yet, that is the exact opposite way to think if you want to build real wealth.
Sos started his hit show, Sos Talks Money, to help wake young people up when it comes to money. He incorporates his high profile friends and influential financial connections to show that spending money is not that cool, and it’s all about #SaveThatMoney. You save to invest. Invest in appreciating assets, yourself, and helping people around you.