- July 31, 2019
-- The American Financial Education Alliance (AFEA) is dedicated to providing financial education and increasing financial literacy within communities all over the country. Today, the Board of Directors has chosen to continue to do just that, by unanimously voting Thiel Ruperto as the new Chapter President of AFEA's Gilbert, AZ #4701 chapter.
Thiel Ruperto believes that financial literacy is one of the most important aspects in helping his clients. He has seen what the lack of education has done for families over the course of his career. By educating his clients, Thiel has made sure they choose the right path for their families. He spends a great deal of time with his clients to come up with a strategy that fits their unique situation and needs.
Thiel started his career first as a Scientist for a few years then as a Network Engineer for 16 years. He transitioned to the Financial Service industry and has over 17 years of experience. He is passionate to make a difference for families and this industry allows him to achieve this goal. His specialty lies in Tax-Free Retirement planning using unique strategies and solutions. He believes in true asset diversification including owning Real Estate as part of their retirement plan. As part of the planning process he addresses the 5 life challenges all families have to plan for; living to long, dying too soon, getting sick, having a rough life, and how to transfer assets to the next generation.
Thiel was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States when he was very young. He moved to the Phoenix, AZ area in 2008 and has been active in the community helping to financially educate families. He has a wonderful wife that helps him with his business and has 2 daughters and 1 son. He believes in being active in his children's lives in order to impart knowledge to them on how to be successful in life. He loves coaching his older daughter's volleyball team and looking forward to coaching his son's basketball team when his son is older. Family is very important to Thiel. He loves to travel and has taken them to several countries like Spain, Japan, Italy, Thailand, and Vietnam. When he has free time he loves to snowboard, mountain bike, coach, and travel.
AFEA is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization based in Charlotte, NC and is comprised of a diverse and growing group of licensed and trained professionals. Together, they share the same goal of helping people better understand their finances. AFEA's mission is to inform and empower Americans to take control of their finances by providing comprehensive financial education in communities nationwide.