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America’s Top Financial Planners 2009-2011

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<!--[if !mso]> <object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui> </object> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} </style> <![endif]-->Entrepreneur Sanford Mappa, known more familiarly as Sandy Mappa, has educated clients, the public, and his peers on financial matters for more than 30 years. The President of Mappa Financial Planning, Inc., he counsels clients on how to grow income, reduce taxes, preserve assets, and increase net worth. As President of the American Institute for Mortgage Education, he teaches homeowners about mortgage mistakes and myths, educating them on ways to significantly reduce their mortgage costs. A Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and the founder of the Center for Identity Protection, he also aids individuals in protecting their identities. Sanford Mappa holds a B.A. in Accounting from DePaulUniversity. Acknowledged for his ethics, experience, and education, he earned honors as one of only five finalists for the Producer of the Year award from Senior Market Advisor magazine/the National Ethics Bureau. The author of A Consumer’s Guide to Identity Theft Protection, Sandy Mappa also wrote Mortgage Mistakes and Misconceptions: Proven Strategies that Prevent Homeowners from Losing a Fortune and How to Become Mortgage Free in Ten Years or Less Without Extra Payments. In addition to previously hosting the weekly radio program Mapping Your Financial Future, he has shared his insight in the Chicago Sun-Times, Consumers Digest, and the Chicago Tribune; he has also appeared on television.

Work experience


Center for Identity Protection


American Institute for Mortgage Education


Mappa Financial Planning, Inc.



DePaul University


Certified Credit Report Reviewer


Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist


Registered Health Underwriter


Chartered Financial Consultant


Chartered Life Underwriter


Certified Financial Planner