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Episode 230: How To Pursue FIRE With Your Sibling | Israel and Sunem Tovar | Dream Teacher Project


Check out episode 230 featuring Israel and Sunem Tovar of The Dream Teacher Project as we discuss how to pursue FIRE with your sibling. Listen now! 

Episode 230: How To Pursue FIRE With Your Sibling | Israel and Sunem Tovar | Dream Teacher Project

Israel and Sunem are two first-gen Latine siblings who help teachers and women of color gain financial peace, build wealth, and take more control of their careers and lives.

They’ve have been featured in Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Edutopia, and Bloomberg News and have worked with organizations such as Yale Education Studies and Gates Millennium Scholars.

This work is very personal to them since Israel was a first-gen, openly queer teacher of color who became debt-free and built a $150,000 net worth on a teacher’s salary. He is also a Yale and Stanford graduate.

Sunem, on the other hand, is also debt-free, has a $200,000 net worth, and has reached Coast FI as a woman of color. She also holds a Master’s in Finance.

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Episode 230 Highlights:

  • Why Sunem pursued a career in finance and Israel had a career in education
  • How they both discovered the FI/RE movement
  • Israel’s financial “why” that helped him reach a 6-figure investment portfolio by the age of 26
  • How and what Sunem did to pay off her debt & build a 6-figure investment portfolio by the age of 26
  • Managing through mindset shifts and overcoming money traumas
  • Their joint business The Dream Teacher Project and how they help their clients
  • And much more!

A brother and sister duo slaying the personal finance world AND helping la comunidad achieve financial freedom, too!? YES, PLEASE! This episode was absolutely amazing to be apart of. We appreciate Israel & Sunem for the work they’re doing and the conversations they’re having. We BELONG in these spaces that have neglected us for far too long. IT’S OUR TIME, MI GENTE! Gracias a los dos for gracing us with their presence on our platform and having a much needed conversation we know is going to motivate and inspire others to do the same!

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Until next time, stay empowered, stay inspired and #staypoderosa ✨ 

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