Steve Haroldson joined College Funding Systems and Grossman & Associates Financial Services, Inc. in the fall of 2017. Steve has a Master’s degree in Education and is an adjunct professor at the Community Colleges of Spokane and teaches a very popular adult extension course based on his most recent book: Building A Solid Foundation for TrueWealth
Steve grew up in north central Washington State graduating from Omak High School in 1971. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA in 1975 and completed his Master’s degree in Instructional Communications there in 1985.
Most of his 26 year professional career has been spent as a music teacher in Washington State public schools. When his school suffered the loss of an important levy, the music program was cut and he was asked to teach a variety of classes including business math and personal finances. What could have been a disappointing loss turned out to be an amazing new opportunity. Steve discovered that teaching students how to responsibly manage their finances was his natural gift.
He retired from teaching in 2007 to pursue a new career in financial services. Because of his strong interest in providing solid financial knowledge, Steve has authored three books: Building A Solid Foundation for TrueWealth; Eight Perspectives On Prosperity Economics; and a book dedicated to his brother and the joy of charitable giving entitled My Brother’s Hat which is nearing completion and will soon be in print.
Interesting tidbits: While in college, Steve trained to be an opera singer. He served in the military for nearly 27 years as a singing entertainer and band musician with the Air National Guard Band of the Northwest stationed at Fairchild AFB near Spokane, WA. He performed to televised audiences of over two million and live audiences of up to 60,000 on four continents. He retired from military service in 2012 as a Senior Master Sergeant. That same year, Steve began hosting a popular financial radio show.