I grew up in Canton, Ohio in the 1950s. At one point there were six of us living in a two bedroom house. The earliest memories I have of my parents is of them sitting around the kitchen table. They weren’t eating. They were arguing, trying to figure out how to make ends meet. I remember seeing my mom with a stack of envelopes in front of her – one for each bill due – and she was shuffling money between them. I remember the tension in the room as she and my father were going back and forth about which bills to pay and which they could put off until next month.
“You’ve got to be the one in the room who wants to help people. Stop thinking about what’s best for you and start thinking about what’s best for them.” -Gary Sirak
I write because I want to give back. It gives me the chance to pass along the lessons I have spent my life learning: First hand experience about what to do and what not to do when it comes to money and achievement. If I can inspire just one person, than I know I did my job as an author.
The best part about writing books is the power it gives me to reach and touch so many lives. The second best part about writing books - is talking about them. (In fact, between you and me, - I think I actually might like talking about my books more than writing them.) There’s something magical about connecting in person. Watching the lights go on for people in my audience never gets old.
President of Sirak Financial Services in Canton, OH, a company founded by his father, Stan Sirak in 1957. The mission of Sirak Financial Services has been and will always be to protect, preserve and prosper our clients and help them to achieve their American Dream.
“The stories are inspiring. The writing is clear. It is so enjoyable, you don’t want to stop reading. Many of the stories evoke significant emotion considering the obstacles each of the individuals have to overcome. The stories are about real people that most likely we see in our daily life but do not realize the tribulations and triumphs. -Sandy W.
How to Retire and Not Die
The 3 Ps That Will Keep You Young
How to Retire and Not Die offers real-life plans, tips and answers for anyone who is planning their retirement, close to retirement, already retired, or helping a family member or friend through this important stage of life.
The American Dream Revisited
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results
Do you have a dream? Is there something buried, deep down inside, that you really want? I hope so. Because I’ve written a book to help you turn your dream into your reality. Join me on a journey around the world and we’ll explore true stories of people, just like you, who made their dreams come true. It’s possible. You can do it. And I can help.
If Your Money Talked
What Secrets Would It Tell?
Do you and money get along? Not so much? It’s ok. Most people don’t. But I’ve been lucky. Over the course of my 35+ years in financial services, I’ve managed to learn a thing or two about money. Did you know money has secrets? It’s true. It does. And if you learn, practice, and master them – you and money can be lifelong friends.
The best part about writing books is the power it gives me to reach and help so many lives.
The second best part about writing books – is talking about them.
(In fact, between you and me, – I think I actually might like talking about my books more than writing them.)
There’s something magical about connecting in person. Watching the lights go on for people in my audience never gets old.