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(see below) are people (often with no formal financial planning qualifications) you’ll find as you search the net, who give direct financial advice, often on a combination of investments. They’re people who give, or have given, information and advice on wealth creation (I focus here on non – financial planners. You can learn how to find a financial planner and may find some in the Directory). They usually specialise in a particular method or strategy.

If they focus on Shares or Business – you might find them in those other sections of BiG sections rather than here..

Think and Grow Rich Napolean Hill is often cited as an inspiration by people in wealth creation. Here’s a Review: Think and Grow Rich by The Simple Dollar if you want to find out what it’s about and why it’s so popular – whatever floats your boat!

The ‘About’ column simply quotes their marketing blurb – hence the “…” (so we don’t misrepresent or misquote their claims).

If we’ve  reviewed them (under our Traffic Light System) we rate them: red, yellow, green. If you or others send us any information and feedback on them (which includes any suggested ratings by you), we may re rate them to a different colour.  If we find  negative information or feedback, they may go back in colour. We’d love your feedback, or thoughts on how you would rate them.

(To find people who provide ancillary services, finance, or financial products – such as accountants and financial planners (may also be in Lists 1 and 2) look in our BiG Directory which we update as we get more information, feedback and referrals from BiG subscribers.)

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Peter Adeney (USA)
Company: Mr Money Mustache
  He claims: “,,. I’m the freaky financial magician who retired along with a lovely wife at age 30 in order to start a family, as well as start living a great life. We did this on two normal salaries with no lottery winnings or Silicon Valley buyout windfalls, by living what we thought was a wonderful and fulfilling existence. It … more » Blog; Financial education; FIRE; Forum; Mentoring; Millenials; Wealth education
Robert G Allen [USA]
Company: Multiple Streams of Income
  He claims: ‘is the author of some of the most influential financial books of all time, including the New York Times bestsellers Creating Wealth, Nothing Down, Multiple Streams of Income, The One Minute Millionaire, and Cash in a Flash which he coauthored with Mark Victor Hansen. Today there are literally thousands of millionaires who attribute their success to Mr. Allen’s … more » Business Coach; Buying wholesale; Personal Development; Property seminars; Speaker; Wealth education
Australian Scholarship Group   Scott Pape says Steer Clear and suggests  Investment Bonds as an alternative in See How Easily You Can Save for Your Kids’ Education! . They claim: “Whether you plan to send your child to a private, government or systemic (e.g. Catholic) school, the cost of their education will be significant. ASG’s education funds offer a proactive and proven way to offset these costs. … more » Investment Bonds; Kids' education
Paul Blackburn
Company: Beyond Success
  He claims: “has been helping people to achieve their dreams since 1984… Paul and Mary, decided they wanted to ‘change the world’ by teaching and training others to reach their potential. In more than 30 years they have never wavered from this intention, and today are proud to own Australia’s most influential and successful personal development company.” … more » Business Coach; Life Coach; Marketing; Mentoring
Mark Bouris
Company: Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management
  They claim: “In 2007, I formed Yellow Brick Road as a way of providing the building blocks so that basic financial dreams could become reality. I wanted to bring together a range of financial products and services in one organisation, offering a holistic wealth management solution. From first home to comfortable retirement – and all the important decisions in between … more » Business investing; Entrepreneur; wealth management
Company: brightday
  They claim: “brightday is a new type of super fund, where super knowledge and super investing come together. It’s a super fund that lets you take control, all online, with guidance when you need it along the way. Everyone’s needs are different and so there’s no “one size fits all”. There’s just a broad range of research and education for … more » share market investing and trading; Superannuation; Wealth education; wealth management
Budget my Coin   They claim: “is where you come when you need help to get your finances under control. Do you know where your money goes each month? Are you struggling to lead the life you imagined because of your financial situation? …  we aim to provide as much free information on ways to save money as possible. Through our informative and entertaining blog … more » Budgetting
Warren Buffett
Company: Berkshire Hathaway
  … too much to write on the world’s most famous, successful investor – just check out Wikipedia! … more » Business investing
BullionMark   Mark’s passionate about bullion and generous with his time and knowledge. He showed me around their Sydney office 4 yrs ago as I researched for BiG. The website has fantastic information so check them out if you’re thinking of investing in Gold, Silver, Platinum. They claim: “BULLIONMARK is Australia’s leading integrated bullion company, assisting clients to buy gold and silver bars … more » Bullion; Gold; Platinum; Silver
Michael Burnett
Company: Empowernet International
  They claim: “is Australia’s largest and most successful events promoter of large-scale Wealth Creation, Business and Personal Development programs.”     … more » Business investing; Personal Development; Property seminars; Wealth education
Tom Corley (USA)
Company: Rich Habits Institute
  He claims: “Tom Corley is an internationally recognized authority on habits and wealth creation. His inspiring keynote addresses cover success habits of the rich, failure habits of the poor and cutting edge habit change strategies. Tom has spoken alongside Richard Branson, Robin Sharma, Dr. Daniel Amen and many other notable speakers. In Tom’s five-year study of the rich and poor … more » Mentoring; Personal Development; Self development; Wealth education
Julio De Laffitte
Company: JDL Strategies
  They claim: “JDL Strategies helps everyday Australians build long-term wealth through low-risk investments and customised strategies that work .Through memberships, webinars, live events, blogs, educational platforms, one-on-one coaching and consultations, our quest to raise the financial intelligence of everyday Australians is at the heart and soul of everything we do. Identifying a gap in the market more than two decades … more » Financial planning; Wealth education
Jack Delosa
Company: The Entourage and MBE Education
  They claim: “is a movement that is changing the world through a new kind of business education. Passionate about the importance of doing the work you love, we impact the lives of our community every day by educating them to build the life and business of their dreams. Founded by entrepreneur, Jack Delosa in 2010, The Entourage was born out … more » Education; Entrepreneurship
John Demartini
Company: Demartini Institite
  Associates: Jack Delosa (Aus) see video interview Living Your Highest Values He claims: “Human Behavior Specialist, Educator, Business Consultant and Internationally Published Author  Dr Demartini is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on human behavior and personal development. He is the founder of the Demartini Institute, a private research and education organization with a curriculum of over 72 different courses … more » Human behaviour; Motivation; Personal Development
T. Harv Ekar (USA)   Blog: Million Dollar Life Lessons He claims: “[He] went from zero to millionaire in only 2 1/2 years! He combines a unique brand of ‘street-smarts with heart’. Eker’s high-energy, ‘cut-to-the-chase’ style keeps his audience spellbound. T. Harv Eker’s motto is “talk is cheap” and his unique ability is getting people to take “action” in the real world to produce real success. … more » Blog; Life Coach; Mindset coach
Keily Fabe   They claim: “is an Award Winning Network and Training Organisation Empowering Women, Teens and Entrepreneurs to grow and excel in their circle of influence. Since our launch in April 2008 we have had the privilege of empowering thousands of Women, receiving the Queensland Premier’s Award in 2011 for our ‘Outstanding Contribution to Women’. Our Logo…the ‘Glass Stiletto Shoe’ represents women … more » Networking; Training; Women and Business
Millennial Revolution (Canada)
Company: Millennial Revolution
  They Claim: ‘FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) site started by two computer engineers/children’s authors, FIRECracker & Wanderer, who retired at 31 to travel the world!WHAT’S THIS SITE ALL ABOUT? Okay, by a show of hands, who loves working a stressful, hateful job for 30-40 years, to pay off a massive mortgage, only to die of a heart-attack at your desk or … more » Blog; Financial education; Wealth education
Sandy Forster
Company: Wildly Wealthy Women
  Previous Associate: Dymphna Boholt Cons: The High Court rules that a series of Today Tonight’s stories on the get-rich-quick scheme amount to misleading and deceptive conduct.The Law Report |ABC Radio National; Farewell to Wild, Wealthy Women Sunshine Coast Daily. She claims: “is an engaging speaker who shares her message with passion and enthusiasm. She is inspiring, motivating and uplifting. She will empower you, your seminar … more » Business Coach; Business investing; Mentoring; Personal Development; Wealth education; Women and Business
Randy Gage (USA)   He claims: “is a thought-provoking critical thinker who will make you approach your business — and your life — in a whole new way. Randy is the author of eleven books translated into 25 languages, including the New York Times bestsellers, Risky Is the New Safe and Mad Genius. He has spoken to more than 2 million people across more than … more » Business Coach; Mindset coach
Nik Halik
Company: Financial Freedom Institute 5 Day Weekend
  He claims: “is the founder and CEO of Financial Freedom Institute, Lifestyle Revolution and 5 Day Weekend®. He became a multi-millionaire and amassed great wealth through savvy investments in property, business and the financial markets. Nik’s group of companies have financially educated and life coached over 1 Million clients in over 57 countries. Nik generates passive income, building recurring subscription … more » Business Coach; Business investing; Wealth education
Roger Hamilton
Company: Wealth Dynamics
  He claims: ” … is a world renowned futurist and social entrepreneur. He is the Founder of Entrepreneurs Institute and the creator of GeniusU, Wealth Dynamics & Talent Dynamics, used by over 700,000 entrepreneurs to follow their flow.” … more » Business Coach; Entrepreneur; Wealth education
Mike Handcock
Company: Rock your life
  He claims: “Founder of Rock Your Life, Epic Events, Soul Journeys and Rock Your Life Media & Publishing, Mike Handcock is a best selling author of 14 books. An ex senior manager of a large corporate Mike specialises in Strategy and has worked with over 250,000 entrepreneurs in 46 Countries.” … more » Business Coach; Education; Financial education; Personal Development
Scott Harris   He claims: “… Australia’s ‘Millionaire Mentor’ & the Founder of Ultimate Coach & Ultimate Expert For more than 20 years Scott Harris has been coaching, mentoring & speaking to individuals, businesses & large audiences to help them create great success; financially, physically & emotionally. Delivering profound powerful coaching & mentoring programs around the world, Scott has reached out to thousands of … more » Business Coach; Business investing; Entrepreneur; Speaker
Christopher Howard (USA)   He claims: “is the Founder and President of The Christopher Howard Companies, and he is one of the world’s leading authorities on the psychology of wealth and accelerated personal achievement. Described as ‘The Richard Branson of personal and professional development’, Chris is an electrifying speaker who has captivated audiences in the United States and worldwide. Chris is also an International Best … more » Entrepreneur; Life Coach; Mentoring; Personal Development; Speaker; Wealth education
Bobby Hoyt (USA)
Company: Millenial Man
  He claims: ‘Ex-teacher and Debt Destroyer … If you’re just wondering what investing, side-hustle helpers, and money saving products I use, check out my recommended page. If you want to start a blog and have a killer work-life balance like me, see my free “how to create a blog” guide. If you want to save money on your student loans check … more »  
Michael Kemp   He claims: “has worked both as a money market dealer and in Corporate Finance both in Australia and overseas. Michael released his first book in 2010 titled “Creating Real Wealth” and is currently working as an analyst with the Barefoot team [Scott Pape The Barefoot Investor]. Michael’s passion relates to personal finance with an emphasis on stock market investment. Michael … more » Education; Financial education; Wealth education
Ben Kingsley
Company: Empower Wealth Advisory Group
  They claim: “are a team of qualified, experienced advisors who specialise in their area and provide tailored, independent property investment advice along with fully integrated buyers agent, mortgage broking and financial planning services, to best meet our clients’ needs. It’s our goal to help our clients achieve the lifestyle goals they dream of. [Ben] is the founding Director of Empower Wealth … more » Financial planning; Mortgage broker; Property investing; Speaker; Superannuation; wealth management
Robert Kiyosaki
Company: Rich Dad
  Cons:  THE ULTIMATE HYPOCRITE: ROBERT KIYOSAKI AND HIS COMPANY’S BANKRUPTCY The College Investor; JT Reed Real Estate BS Checklist  and John T. Reed’s analysis of Robert T. Kiyosaki’s book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Part 1 ; John T. Reed’s analysis of Robert T. Kiyosaki’s book Rich Dad, Poor Dad Part 2; Robert T. Kyosaki  Reviews Reviewopedia. He claims: “Best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad—the … more » Entrepreneur; Financial education; Property investing; Property investing education; Property seminars; Wealth education
Loral Langmeyer (USA)
Company: Live Out Loud
  Cons: Loral Langemeier Reviews Reviewopedia; Pinellas couple sues company that promised to make them millionaires; A Review of The Millionaire Maker by Loral Langemeier She claims: “is a money expert, sought after speaker, entrepreneurial thought leader, and best-selling author of five books who is on a relentless mission to change the conversation about money and empower people around the world to become millionaires.” … more » Financial education; Speaker; Wealth education
Joanna Martin
Company: One of many Shift Lifestyle Shift Speaker Training
  ” One of Many – Like any company, we come from many. We are women and men grounded in the experiences of business, education, success, childbirth, health, relationships and have higher education in “life in general”. We are authentic; we promise to be what we say we are, and do what we say we can. We are open minded; we are on a … more » Business Coach; Personal Development; Women and Business; Women and investing
Roy McDonald
Company: OneLife
  Cons: One Life AussieScamAlert; Claims of too much cuddling land wealth adviser in spotlight SMH; ACTION NEEDED AGAINST ROBBERS – NOW Enough buck-passing, it’s time for action Denise Braily. He claims: “is a Self Made Millionaire and Director of 49 different structures and interests in more than 24 companies. This includes an Accounting Firm, a Financial Planning Company, a Real Estate Business, a Development and Construction … more » Business Coach; Business investing; Property seminars; Wealth education
Tony Melvin
Company: Boom University
  He claims: ‘Born in the UK in 1973, Tony Melvin grew up with a passion for business. He founded his first “enterprise” around the age of 10 years old: a car washing business. His younger sister Catherine and friend Julia were the hired help. Tony was the salesman. Despite the business having only one client and lasting only a single … more » Business Coach; Business investing
George Mihos
Company: George Mihos Today Not Tomorrow Institute
  Contrarians: Jenman: My Brother and George Mihos and Sham testimonials “… was one of the youngest players ever in the National Soccer League. His life changed overnight at the age of 20, when his young cousin was diagnosed with leukemia and given just six months to live. Her death inspired George to think deeply about the meaning his own life. The journey took … more » Education; Wealth education
Roger Montgomery
Company: Montgomery Investment Management Pty Ltd
  Pros: Alan Kohler has referred to Roger as “one of the nations smartest and most successful value investors” and Ross Greenwood has described him as “one of Australia’s best-regarded stock market investors” and as a man who “invests well, not often”. Of Value.able, Ross Greenwood wrote, “Value.able is a hidden gem. For people who want to understand how to genuinely … more » Fund manager; Stock market investor
Kerr Neilson
Company: Platinum Asset Management
  They claim: “It is common for investors to choose to invest their savings across different types of assets: cash, shares, government bonds, and real estate; and many choose to entrust their savings to fund managers to benefit from different strategies and styles of investing. Platinum is an Australia-based investment manager that focuses on one asset class – international shares, or, … more » Managed funds; share market investing and trading; Superannuation; wealth management
Brendan Nichols   He claims: “Want Proven Techniques that work Online or Offline?  Are You Interested in Getting Out of the Rat Race & Having a Life?” … more » Business Coach; Online business; Wealth education
Kerwin Rae
Company: Business Mastery International
  Product: Fast Growth Summit He claims: “For small to medium-sized business owners who are dissatisfied with their lack of results or who simply want to accelerate growth. We specialize in educating, training and supporting business owners to identify, plan and manage your marketing, sales and strategic planning in order to grow your business fast. We provide you the tools, strategies, … more » Business Coach; Business Seminars; Entrepreneur; Marketing; Mentoring; Social media; Wealth education
Vicki Robin
Company: Your Money or Your Life
  They claim: “Vicki Robin is a prolific [US] social innovator, writer and speaker. She is coauthor with Joe Dominguez of the international best-seller, Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence (Viking Penguin, 1992, 1998, 2008). It was an instant NY Times best seller in 1992 and steadily appeared on the Business Week Best … more » Communication; Finance blog; Money and Relationships; Sustainable living; Wealth education
Kris Sayce
Company: Port Phillip Publishing Money Morning
  They claim: ‘Money Morning … Australia’s most outspoken financial news service – Money Morning – isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. From calling politicians out on the big issues, to taking the mighty housing industry on single handedly, Money Morning exists to cut through the hype and BS and help you make sense of the stories that REALLY make … more » Education; Financial education; Wealth education
Scott Pape
Company: The Barefoot Investor
  See Analysts and Commentators … more » Financial education; share market investing and trading; Wealth education
Peter Spann   Cons: Peter Spann’s Freeman Fox finally loses licence. Why not when reported to ASIC in 2005? Slack Regulators Denise Brailey BFCSA; Regulator implored to examine top wealth creator ABC News. He claims: ‘… works with you to build the business you want. A business that you are proud of. That is doing good things. That is making a significant profit. A business that … more » Business Coach; Business investing; Property investing; Speaker
Peter Thornhill
Company: Motivated Money
  They claim: ‘give[s] people the knowledge to make informed investment decisions. Its principal, Peter Thornhill has delivered 1000’s of presentations over the years to all types of investors. Peter helps people achieve an exciting dream in a very boring way. In his words “ I prefer the safety and security of the sharemarket to risky assets like term deposits.” Does … more » Financial education; Share market education; Speaker; Stock market analyst
Ann Wilson
Company: Financial Freedom University
  They claim: “GET YOUR MONEY WORKING HARD FOR YOU SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO Living a wealthy and abundant life isn’t just about working hard to make money. It’s about getting your money, however much you have, to work hard for you. Whether you are drowning in debt, want to increase your income, decrease your expenses or reduce your liabilities, you … more » Money management; Property investing education; share market investing and trading; Wealth education; wealth management
David Wright
Company: Zenith Investment Partners
  He claims: ‘ is a managing partner and joint founder of Zenith Investment Partners – the research business he established in 2002. He has over 22 years’ investment industry experience, and is heavily involved in all aspects of the Zenith business, including manager research, model portfolio construction and participation in client investment committee meetings. Prior to establishing Zenith, David held research positions … more » Financial research; Investment research