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About SmartStart

SmartStart Personal Finance is a financial education and coaching company on a mission to help young professionals master money.

Having achieved financial independence during his 36 year engineering management career, SmartStart Personal Finance founder and mentor Jim Ames now helps others set themselves up for financial success. “I was extraordinarily lucky to have a great mentor point me toward a winning financial path. My goal is to do the same for people who could be succeeding but never got the financial knowledge, practical guidance, support, or confidence to financially launch.”