About Brian Allen

I’m Brian Allen, Editor-in-Chief of GoLoans. Welcome to our site.

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My passion is helping consumers, just like you, live a more sustainable and debt free life.

With no formal education in finance, I set out on a journey to learn everything I could about personal finance.

I did this because, in 2008, I lost everything.

The United States recession hit in 2007 and I was left scrambling…trying to figure out how I was going to able able to put food on the table for my family.

Prior to that, I had a thriving business as a custom home builder in Sarasota, FL.

And just one year after the recession, I lost everything. I was on the verge of divorce. Bills were piling up and we had to foreclose on our home.

It was then that I decided I had to do something different. I also knew I never wanted to find myself in this situation, ever again.

I was not about to let my family down. I was going to figure this out.

I took a job at a local car dealership as a salesman. The money wasn’t great, but it got us by at the time. We didn’t have money for extras, but we could pay our bills (finally).

And because I never wanted to find myself in this financial situation ever again, I began consuming everything I could get my hands on about personal finance.

  • I learned how to analyze our monthly financial statements — and cut out unnecessary spending…
  • I learned how to use Excel to create and manage our budget…
  • I learned how to pay down debt, even though we were on a limited income…
  • I learned simple and legal “tricks” to raise my credit score (and my wife’s)…
  • I learned how to research lenders and credit card issuers to find the best rates and rewards

And now, I want to share everything I’ve learned over the years with you.

This is my passion…my purpose in life. I realize that now.

Since I’ve become Editor-in-Chief, we’ve had numerous articles and guides published on major media outlets such as ABC, FOX, NBC and CBS.  You can be sure our financial advice is sound.

After browsing this site, we hope you find the information useful and can finally take the steps toward financial freedom.

To Achieving Your Financial Goals,

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