Did you believe you had life figured out at a young age—only to realize you still had a lot to learn as hardships and loss became the norm? Author Nancy Butler knows how you feel. She married at age 15, had two children, and sixteen years later, she found herself in the process of divorce without any child support or alimony. With only $2,000 in the bank, she moved herself and her children 70 miles away and set out to find a career that would not only support her children, but would also help other people.
At the new location she was offered a salaried position at a higher pay than she ever had before but realized they were hiring her at “the top of the ladder” leaving her no place to grow. She knew she did not want a job – she needed a career, so she proceeded to started her own business in an industry she knew nothing about, financial planning and asset management.
Nancy knew nothing about saving, investing, insurance or financial planning and had never owned a CD, mutual fund or anything other than a savings account, and set out to learn what she needed to do a great job for her clients and build a successful business.
Told in practical anecdotal fashion, you will be inspired by Butler. Grow with her during her struggles as a young bride, and then mother. Learn from her as she finds a profession in which she not only finds success, but also helps countless people design their own financial futures. Laugh with her as she shares funny moments from family life. Hurt with her as she loses her father and other loved ones, and then honors their legacies. Rejoice with her as she finds a second chance at love.
Butler built her business to $200 million in assets under management and then purposefully chose her successor before selling the business to pursue other endeavors. She has been quoted in many local and national publications including USA Today and Money magazine, Forbes, US News and World Report, The National Business Institute, The New England Real Estate Journal, The Financial Planning Association magazine, AARP, The Chicago Tribune and many more.