How We Got Started
Darius and Carmen Britt did everything the right way. They went to college to get better jobs, got credit cards and bought a house to establish credit, invested in retirement accounts and stocks to “get ahead.” Although they brought home six figures in income, they never felt satisfied with their financial state because they were still living paycheck to paycheck. In their quest to achieve financial freedom, they became graduates of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Through Ramsey’s teachings, they paid off $60,000 in debt in one year. However, that didn’t last long because they got right back into debt before their last payment cleared, to start a real estate investment business.
“We paid off all consumer debt and that was fantastic, but following that, we still couldn’t live the life we wanted because we were saving every penny of disposable income. That didn’t fit our lifestyle. We wanted to have our cake and eat it too.”
– Carmen Britt
In 2015, Darius and Carmen quickly grew a successful real estate investment business buying distressed properties and flipping them for a profit. After being immersed in that industry, they learned about creative financing and how the wealthy transact business. This opened their minds to another world, all the while wondering why others weren’t aware of this vitally important information.”
“We started to learn another way of life that didn’t follow any of the conventional methods we’d learned while in school and working in corporate America. We had to completely reprogram our minds. It became clear to us why the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor.”
– Darius Britt
As they continued to grow their real estate business, they couldn’t help but share their newfound knowledge with their friends and family. This fueled a passion and purpose within them to teach people how to build wealth and create a legacy for their own families. In December of 2016, Darius and Carmen became licensed insurance agents and joined Living Wealth’s team in January of 2017. After establishing an eager client base, Darius and Carmen felt the need to create a community where clients and prospective clients can mastermind to obtain supplemental education, exchange best practices and create investment opportunities. Thus, Wealth Nation was born.
“Wealth Nation is a community and a movement. We want people to stop avoiding the topic of money and bring it to the forefront. Let’s learn and build wealth together, unapologetically!”
– Carmen Britt