Ed is a very disciplined planner, and at the inception of his career in the pharmaceutical industry he set a lofty goal of retiring at age 57. The work ethic and saving principles passed along from his late parents served him well. Not only did he retire 2 years ahead of his goal, at age 55, he retired DEBT FREE.
Since then, Ed's passion has been focused into helping others live a debt-free life. Many of the principles outlined in his book, Making Sense of Your Money, can be replicated to achieve similar results for those willing to apply them. Ed leads a Debt Freedom Course at Piedmont Church in Marietta, Georgia each Spring, and never tires of mentoring others who seek to live a debt-free life.
A Registered Pharmacist, Ed is a graduate from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, in addition to holding an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.
At the beginning of his career, Ed opened the pharmacy at Sheldon Clinic of Beaufort-Jasper Comprehensive Health, and later worked in hospital pharmacy at Orangeburg Regional Hospital.
Ed started his career in 1982 as a pharmaceutical sales representative in Atlanta, and spent the last 15 years in leadership positions, including District Sales Manager and Regional Sales Director.
Ed dedicated 30 years of his professional life to the pharmaceutical industry before retiring on June 8, 2012.
Ed enjoys working PRN as a floating pharmacist in the Metro Atlanta Area, and continues to work-out 4 to 5 days a week at the local YMCA. Some of the activities he enjoys include cycling, running, and yard work.
Ed is married to Cathy Miller, and together they have raised two beautiful daughters. He attends church at Piedmont Church in Marietta, Georgia where he serves as a Sunday School leader and church elder.