Schiano, Mike 1963-

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Schiano, Mike 1963-

(The Debt Buster)

PERSONAL:

Born October 2, 1963, in Providence, RI; mother's name Rose Ann; married; wife's name Lori. Education: University of Central Florida, B.A., 1987; Webster University, M.A., 2005. Religion: Roman Catholic.

ADDRESSES:

Office—InCharge Education Foundation, Inc., 2101 Park Center Dr., Ste. 310, Orlando, FL 32835. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

InCharge Education Foundation, Inc., Orlando, FL, vice president of outreach, publisher, broadcaster, public speaker, and executive, 1998—. Host of the radio shows The Money Minute with Mike, The Mike Schiano Show, InCharge Radio, and The Military Money Minute.

MEMBER:

Institute of Certified Professional Managers.

WRITINGS:

Spend Your Way to Wealth, Allworth Press (New York, NY), 2003.

(Editor) Credit Booster: The Ultimate Guide to Your Credit, InCharge Education Foundation (Orlando, FL), 2006.

Magazine columnist, "Ask the Debt Buster," in Military Money and Young Money, 2003—.

SIDELIGHTS:

Mike Schiano told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is my love of the use of the written word to convey emotion and touch a reader's senses. The connection made between a writer and a reader is unique in each instance and can change over time, even when the same words are read. Though we get some feedback on how our work might have affected readers, for the most part we writers are left to guess at how our words will make an impact, if at all. It is that mystery that intrigues me to write more and to care greatly about each word I include in a text."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Mike Schiano: Ask the Debt Buster,http://www.inchargeradio.com (April 18, 2006).

Mike Schiano: InCharge Radio,http://www.mikeshow.com (April 18, 2006).

Young Money Online,http://www.youngmoney.com/ (May 19, 2006), Cynthia E. Brodrick, review of Spend Your Way to Wealth.