Episode 14 – True Financial with Shaanaan Dawda

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Debt Free Muslim Podcast Episode 14

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We’re excited to have Shaanaan Dawda as our guest today. An Atlanta Native, Shannaan Dawda was born at Grady Memorial Hospital in 1986. Although a proud Grady baby and Southerner, his parents moved from Accra, Ghana to Georgia in the spring of 1982 to experience a different way of life. Growing up in a household that valued education, hard work and perseverance, Shannaan graduated from Georgia Southern University 2009 Cum Laude with degrees in Accounting and Finance. From there, he began working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Savannah, GA before moving back to Atlanta in 2012 to work for Frazier and Deeter CPA Firm. He officially passed all parts of his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in February of 2013 and soon afterwards founded True Financial LLC. True Financial was founded in order to empower people to regain financial control of their lives by providing the necessary coaching and tools to help them become financially self-sufficient. In September of 2013 Shannaan was trained by Dave Ramsey to be an even better financial coach. Shannaan is actively involved in the community through organizations such as Alpha Phi Alpha, Atlanta Muslim Young Professionals, and Camp Horizon. He currently resides in Atlanta.

This episode covers:

– How he got started with True Financial

– Joy of getting yourself out of debt and now helping other people

– What is your advice on getting people out of debt?

– Why do budgets get a bad name?

– Importance of small wins in finances

– The many challenges facing Muslims and debt

Connect With True Financial:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/True-Financial

Twitter – https://twitter.com/True_Financial

Homepage – http://truefinancialcoaches.com/

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Adam Taufique

Adam Taufique is a founding member of Qur'an Weekly and Debt Free Muslims. He is a regular khateeb in his community and has served in Masjids from being a weekend school teacher to youth coordinator. You can follow him on Google+ or on Twitter @adamtaufique.

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