Sandy Mappa

A Certified Financial Planner, business owner, and author, Sanford “Sandy” Mappa garners recognition as an experienced advisor on consumer concerns relating to increasing wealth, preparing for retirement, and managing debt and taxes. For more than 30 years, Mr. Mappa has provided educational programs and instruction on strategies to prepare for achieving financial security. Previously a host of a weekly financial planning and investment radio show, Mapping Your Financial Future, Mr. Mappa has shared his financial strategies on both television and radio programs.

Sanford Mappa wrote three books to educate the public on mortgage management and identity theft. His first book was How to Become Mortgage Free in Ten Years or Less without Extra Payments. His second book was Mortgage Mistakes and Misconceptions, Proven Strategies that Prevent Homeowners from Losing a Fortune. Most recently, he completed A Consumer's Guide to Identity Prevention. In the past, he has authored a financial planning column for Chicago’s Lerner Newspapers and has shared information as a source for the Chicago Tribune newspaper, and the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper.

Through his books, articles, professional seminars, and continuing education courses taught in partnership with various institutions, Sandy Mappa shares his knowledge on mortgage myths and mistakes and offers homeowners tips on mortgage reduction. His strategies include ways to increase and preserve wealth while reducing taxes.

Sandy Mappa earned several designations during his career such as: Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist (CITRMS), and Certified Credit Report Reviewer (CCRR).

Utilizing his expertise from his CITRMS and CCRR studies, Sanford Mappa opened the Center for Identify Protection to increase public awareness about identity theft. Through strategies developed and shared through his website and seminars, Mr. Mappa focuses on comprehensive plans for identity theft risk management and resolution and offers education on consumer protection laws.