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Capathyia Callaway (Client) 03-15-2019
Mr. Michael Sass is one heck of a financial advisor. He listens, takes detail notes and definitely puts a plan in place for success. He truly went above and beyond the call of duty to help me get my finances in order. I am glad I had an opportunity to meet such a well versed financial advisor that's passionate about what he does for others to help them meet their financial goals in life. Keep it up, Mr. Sass!
Theresa and Thomas Doan (Clients) 03-12-2019
Mike helped us combine our finances and figure out how to split our wedding gift money between debt, savings and investments. He was patient and thorough with all our questions. He made us feel at ease and comfortable. With this difficult topic. We now feel confident and armed with knowledge!
Christine Pecorella (Client) 03-12-2019
Michael Sass took the time to meet with me and go through my inheritance and help steer me in the right direction of who to invest my money with in order to meet the needs for future retirement. I am now working with someone that will take care of me and my family. He also explained the types of IRA’s I had and what to expect with them since I knew very little about them. I am very appreciative of Mike and his help!
Anne Head (Client) 03-10-2019
Michael was wonderful. He told us what we were doing correctly and what we needed to change. Instead of just floundering around with what we sort of thought we should do, Michael gave us a clear list of steps we needed to take. We feel much better about our finances and have a plan. Thank you Michael!
Kim & Brian (Clients) 04-16-2017
We were $72,353.35 in debt and struggling when we started talking with Mike. Mike listened to our feelings and concerns. He gave us several options (options we never would've thought of or considered on our own) and came up with a plan of attack. Within 1-2 months we were able to pay a couple thousand dollars of debt down, and while we still have a long way to go we feel Mike gave us the right tools and we're finally moving in the right direction toward financial freedom. We're looking forward to continue working with Mike. We appreciate his knowledge, support, and positivity! Thanks for everything!
Deborah Kedzior (Client) 03-06-2017
Mike is amazing! He gave me hope, encouragement, and advice to become financially savvy. Mike is a genuine kind person who has helped me find peace again. Thank you!!!
Caroline (Client) 03-06-2017
The Catalyst Academy has provided immediate information to assist building a positive financial future for myself and my family by creating and building a relationship of knowledge and trust. Their expertise has allowed me to ask the financial questions I have been afraid to ask before. They work with their clients to feel more confident about taking control of their assets and building a legacy for their families.
Joe & Kim Kuster (Oasis for the Visually Impaired) 02-27-2017
Mike and Pam Sass are a very responsible couple and very devoted to the causes that they take on. Even with their short time with us at Oasis for the Visually Impaired, they exhibited a great talent for leadership and getting things done for the benefit of all involved.
Marjorie Krauss (Vice President Ascending Lights Leadership Network) 12-08-2016
Last spring, Dr. Michael Sass generously volunteered to coach Ascending Lights Community College
students facing financial challenges. His individual sessions included debt evaluation, budget development, and financial goal setting. One student in particular was over $10,000 in debt following her commitment to help parents deal with insolvency. Her Father, who had been a finish carpenter, was unable to find skilled employment. Parents were reduced to collecting discarded cardboard for recycling. After Dr. Sass met with this student, she gained a sense of hope about the future after setting realistic financial goals. Instead of dropping out of college, she obtained an Associate of Arts Degree and has transferred to a four year university. Dr. Sass has a very empathetic approach with the ability to truly empower others.
Ascending Lights Leadership Network is an agency within the St. Justin Educational Fund for Los Angeles. It is a nonprofit organization with a 501(C) 3 designation. The mission is to fight inner city poverty and violence by providing a college education to Christians who can become effective mentors and leaders in Los Angeles communities.
Rick Krimbel (Music Supervisor) 11-04-2016
Pam Sass assisted with my tax preparation for 2015. She was beyond helpful and kindly stayed late hours to work around my schedule. Her knowledge of personal finance and all around helpful demeanor made the normal nightmare process of tax filing an organized and pleasant experience.
Katie K (Educator) 10-30-2016
I have known Mike and Pam for years and valued their advice regarding professional life and personal finance greatly. They both care greatly for others and are more than helpful, they’re inspirational. The Catalyst Academy can teach everyone useful techniques to insure and grow their own personal financial portfolios.
Maria Johnson (Client) 10-30-2016
Very happy with the work.
Gerard M. Sawa (Client) 10-26-2016
Excellent to work with. Down to earth and very knowledgeable. Dedicated and Honest.
Jim Flynn (Principle at Relay Marketing) 10-25-2016
I have known Dr. Michael Sass and Pam Sass my entire adult life. We have collaborated on numerous
projects over the years. With Mike and Pam and The Catalyst Academy what you see is what you get.
Best I can tell they are taking their lifetimes of personal and professional experience and developing
programs to help others, particularly young people, better their lives. Bravo.
Kathy M (Client) 10-25-2016
Catalyst Academy is a company run from the heart. In a world where financial stability is crucial, our schools lack even the most fundamental financial education. Catalyst Academy uses a common sense approach to bridge that gap. They provide clients with the tools to get started on a path to financial well-being beginning “right now.”
MJS (MBA, CSBO) 10-25-2016
Dedicated to helping others help themselves, the Catalyst Academy offers first-rate financial education to build solid financial understanding for families and individuals to make sound financial decisions affecting their lives. In an effort to fill the gap our education systems has in providing financial intelligence to citizens of all age groups, these professionals seek to share their knowledge to help ask the right questions to yield the best answers toward building a worry free approach to personal finance.
Charlene (Client) 10-25-2016
Thank you Catalyst Academy. When I attended your seminar, I knew right then you were the ones to help me with my situation. I love the caring, helping feeling you provide.
Erika (Head of KG) 10-25-2016
The guidance and one on one meetings make financial decisions seem less scary. As a younger person I didn’t know of all the ways to save and ways to learn. Mike really takes the time to get to know me, my goals and my future plans. I have and will continue to recommend this company. As an educator, I will never stop learning and this program helped me continue my life goals. Thanks for all the hard work and effort you provide your clients.
Paul (Writer, Narrative Designer) 10-24-2016
Mike and Pam are easily the most knowledgeable people on the topic of finance that I’ve had the pleasure of engaging. They are professional, compassionate, and approachable. They helped me distill complicated, perplexing issues down to their core components, and I walked away from our time together feeling more confident in my ability to manage my finances. I cannot recommend their services enough.
Beth B. (Account Executive) 10-24-2016
Catalyst Academy, with Mike and Pam Sass at the helm, provides a great service to those in need. As someone who has personally experienced their knowledge of personal and professional finance, along with the leadership skills and coaching necessary to reach timely goals, I would highly recommend them to assist you, your business, or a personal contact
that you may recommend. Mike Sass has a way of making you feel very comfortable, sometimes talking about something not so comfortable---finance. His skills in giving me examples while coaching of some real-life experiences is just one reason I am highly recommending this team.
Catalyst Academy is to me, one of kind. A business built on trust, caring, listening, years of experience, knowledge and personal experience drive me to write this review. As I said, they really are a one-of-a-kind and unique business.
Rosalie Danna (Client)
I’m 78 years old stressing over my budget for my retirement after many searches I found the Catalyst Academy. After my first meeting with Mike, I knew I was on my way to getting my finances in order. Now I am making great progress with Mike. This is a wonderful group to work with. Mike is so friendly, and so professional that I feel comfortable with him. Mike takes his time with you and explains all options and everything that he is doing for me. Mike will answer any questions you may have. Mike and the Catalyst Academy have and still are fantastic to work with. I would and do recommend them to my family and friends. Mike is Fantastic!!! They are available to contact in many ways. Check them out if you need financial
K. Sigrist (Preschool Teacher) 10-24-2016
Great to work with and an abundance of knowledge & experience.
McLeese Landscapes (Vice president) 10-23-2016
Catalyst Academy helped us resolving IRS issues in an efficient and respectful manner! No judgment, just helpful and accurate work! Thank you, Catalyst Academy!!
S Fowler (College/Career Coordinator) 10-02-2016
Dr. Sass has been instrumental in establishing a clear and highly effective financial pathway for my family in providing excellent advice, support, and resources. It is obvious he has extensive knowledge and a wide array of experiences in regards to financial planning. Dr. Sass has my highest recommendation--both personally and professionally.
Stave Salas (Client) 10-02-2016
Not only did the Catalyst Group train me on how to create realistic budgets, but Mike Sass made sure to get to know my entire life situation/style to truly understand where my money was going and what big financial goals I needed to set for myself to assure I felt financially confident. These sessions of course are a two way street and for someone my age (26) it has been an extremely difficult meeting my monthly budgets, but at least now I know where my money is going. Michael Sass is a knowledgeable man and I’m glad to have had the pleasure to gain so much knowledge regarding finances. ‘Every Dollar is on a mission.’ Thanks Catalyst Group!
Vera Mijojlic (President, South East European Film Festival in Los Angeles) 10-02-2016
The Catalyst Academy provides great support for our non-profit organization. They are knowledgeable and thorough, and have provided timely and much-needed tax service with utmost professionalism. The Catalyst is our go-to partner for all our tax needs and I recommend them as an excellent resource.
Chris (Client) 10-02-2016
I met Dr. Sass through taking his 3-week workshop at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. I had only been living in the area for 8 or so months at a time and I'm so grateful I met him. In the short time I’ve known Dr. Sass I was re-motivated to pay down a lot of credit card debt through his positive problem-solving energy and his guidance. He has already coached not only me, but a few of my friends and coworkers and I can’t thank him enough. his wife pam, has even helped me save over $1,000, by assisting with my taxes, they make such a great team, I have now saved more than I had in my accounts previously and am prepared for a financial emergency in case it comes my way. Although I still have a lot of work to do, I have gained confidence in myself and my finances, with a more optimistic outlook for my financial future.
Amanda (Client) 10-02-2016
Crossing paths with mike and pam at the catalyst group has definitely been one of the best things that happened to me this year. They have truly helped me solve things of financial nature that I would never have been able to figure out on my own. They have also educated and guided me on important matters I believe many other people struggle with as well, I have felt extremely supported and safe during the time I have worked with mike and pam. And I look forward to working with them in the future. Learning and improving myself and my financial future. Without hesitation recommend anyone to work with them: they are excellent problem solvers, experienced, trustworthy, and most important fun and repeatable people.
Jenny (Client) 10-02-2016
Your support and push for “balance” in the lives of teachers had had a tremendous positive impact on my family. For that I will always be grateful! You are a wise, kind, and generous man.
Kim (Client) 10-02-2016
Thanks for all of your help in helping us set up our budget and communicate about money. We reference things you have told us all the time.
P.S. Daniel and I got married recently.... we saved and paid for the wedding in full.
Julie (Client) 10-02-2016
What a great class to learn about money. It helped me in all aspects of my life.
Carlos (Client) 10-01-2016
Mike and Pam have helped me greatly with various tasks in my life that seemed impossible for me to take on, and they went the extra mile to help me with various very important things. Mike helped me create a smart budget, a realistic budget that I felt like I could accomplish, making it easier for me not to be stressed out all the time with debt. Mike also helped me with schools for my children making calls, going to meetings, going really out of his way to help me and my children.
They are God sent and I’m not exaggerating. Thank you Mike and Pam!
Dan (Client) 10-01-2016
Your strength comes from your caring heart! You make a difference.
Ann (Client) 10-01-2016
I thank God for having our paths cross EVERYDAY! You have always been there to support me.
Tom (Client) 09-28-2016
I appreciated your integrity, energy, and insights. You made a difference.
Eileen (Client) 09-28-2016
Thank you for the support you gave us. You are respectful to everyone. That is what makes you a great educator and leader. I know you are not finished making a positive impact in the lives of others.
Gary McCammon (Business Associate) 09-08-2016
I met Mike Sass in June at a Perry Hall White Marsh Business Association meeting. We had a great conversation about how he can help my college planning families. We are now investigating ways to share clients. Thanks, Mike, for all you do to educate people about finances.