Alan Akina has helped thousands of people in Hawaii and across the country to improve their financial lives. He is one of the most dynamic and popular financial authors and speakers in Hawaii. His first book The Super Duper Simple Book on Money became an Amazon #1 Bestselling Book only a day after it launched.
Much of Alan's success is based on his childhood experiences. Growing up in a low-income situation in Hawaii instilled a desire in Alan to find out how money works.
Shawn V. Tanuvasa was born and raised in Laie, Hawaii. He is married to Lisa Arce and has five children. He grew up with five brothers and two sisters. His parents moved to Laie from Samoa. He attended and played football for Kahuku High School. Following graduation he played at Snow Junior College then theUniversity of Utah. He continued his education earning his Masters degree from the University of Cal-State Fullerton and a Doctorates from the University of La Verne in California. Shawn has spoken at several collegiate venues and on PBS regarding Polynesians and Football. Shawn and his family currently resides in Mission Viejo, California. He works in the ChurchEducation System for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and has been involved in his community for many years as a youth football coach.