Sponsors of Real World Seminars

Capital Investment Advisors
Capital Investment Advisors is a fee-only financial advisory and portfolio management firm based in Atlanta. Since 1994 CIA has been providing clients with financial strategy and management tailored to the client’s individual circumstances and objectives rather than advisor incentives or commissions.

We provide our clients with the full range of financial advice centered on portfolio management. This guidance comes from a veteran team of accomplished professionals, including CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ ® practitioners, CPAs and an investment analyst.

CIA provides its financial expertise on a fee-only basis, which aligns our advisors’ interests directly with their clients.’ The end result is a professional relationship where the client feels confident that their financial future is being cared for every step of the way, and that decisions about their investments will be made for the right reasons.

Georgia Association of Enrolled Agents
The Georgia Association of Enrolled Agents is the organization of and for Enrolled Agents. The principal concern of the Association and its members is honest, intelligent and ethical representation of the financial position of taxpayers before governmental agencies. Members of GAEA are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of continuing professional education each year in the interpretation, application and administration of federal and state tax laws in order to maintain membership in the organization. This requirement surpasses the IRS' required minimum of 16 hours per year.
Kay Shirley, Financial Development Corporation
Dr. Kay Shirley does more than advise people how to invest their hard-earned money. She also teaches them the positives and negatives of different approaches to investing.

Dr. Shirley, a former teacher and management consultant, is president of Financial Development Corporation, as well as a registered representative, registered principal and branch manager for LPL Financial, a nationwide association of independent financial advisors. LPL Financial is a broker dealer and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the SIPC. LPL Financial is the #1 Independent Broker Dealer in the country, as reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2010, based on total revenue. Financial Development Corporation is a Registered Investment Advisor with the State of Georgia.

Dr. Shirley is recognized as having achievements in the financial services arena over many years. Among those recognitions is the August 2010 Registered Rep magazine which lists Dr. Shirley as number 13 out of 100 Top Independent Broker/Dealer Financial Advisors, based on assets under management. In addition, the June 2010 Barron’s magazine lists Dr. Shirley among the Top 100 Women Advisors in the nation. In the February 2010 Barron’s magazine listing, Dr. Shirley was #14 among the Top 25 Financial Advisers in Georgia, and the only female on the Georgia list. For every year since 2004 Dr. Shirley and Financial Development Corporation have been listed by Barron’s magazine in their lists of Top Women Financial Advisers and Top Independent Financial Advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, client satisfaction, regulatory record, and philanthropic work.

She earned her B.S. in Mathematics from Mississippi State University and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Management from Georgia State University. She serves on the Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation Advisory Board, and the Georgia State University School of Music Advisory Board.
Monte Smith, Education Director – Entrust Georgia, LLC
Monte Smith, Education and Marketing Director, is a former Financial Analyst and High School Spanish Teacher who started with Entrust of Tampa Bay in 2007. In February of 2009, he relocated to Atlanta to take the same position with Entrust Georgia. Monte is a proud graduate of the University of Florida and the University of South Florida. At Entrust, his goal is to present the message of self-direction in an easy to understand format that gives clients the confidence to trust their own investments. He hosts free weekly seminars and webinars on a variety of self-directed investment topics, including Tax Liens, Hard Money Lending, and Mobile Homes. He also does speaking engagements for investor groups and offers free CE to Realtors.
The Providence Group
The Providence Group was formed so that we could provide the personal and excellent service that our clients have grown to expect. We are a group of professional realtors affiliated with RE/MAX® Greater Atlanta, and we have more than twenty years of experience buying and selling homes traditionally and through REO’s. We are community-focused, providing our clients and friends with a Business Directory for referrals in every area to meet your needs even after your home purchase or sale. Our team will go beyond your expectations to provide the excellent service you deserve. We will use our knowledge to protect you and enhance your interaction with the buyer and/or seller. We hold the philosophy that we do not need to advertise. We dedicate 100% of our time and energies to servicing our clients. We do not expend any time or energy trying to obtain business from the general public. We work from our client referrals, and we take pride in that accomplishment. We have family, friends and neighbors of our present client list who also become our lifelong clientele. Mutual respect and a desire to accomplish a common goal help us to be the leaders in the housing market in the greater Atlanta area. Our goal is to become your personal Realtor, for life!
Think Glink
ILYCE R. GLINK is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist, television reporter, radio talk show host and bestselling book author. Her syndicated column, Real Estate Matters, appears in more than 100 newspapers and Web sites, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free Press and the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal.

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