Anthony DeGerolamo doesn’t just push numbers and sit at a desk; he helps families get through tough times through financial assistance as an agent with Allstate.
“What I do for a living is I protect peoples’ financial assets, whether it’s their long-term money for their retirement, whether it’s their income for their death/disability, provide for their family… I protect financial resources and the financial assets of my clients,” he said.
DeGerolamo is a certified financial planner and a retirement income certified professional based in Mount Laurel. He says that he makes sure to provide the comfort for families to know that their financial security and integrity is maintained no matter what. He says that nothing else matters.
“There’s a lot of bad people in my business and a lot of people on the other side of the equation who think they know more than I know,” DeGerolamo said. “At the end of the day, I know that my job is to protect your financial income and your financial assets. And if something goes wrong, and hopefully it doesn’t, but I have the check.”
With a laugh, DeGerolamo compared his job to being a lifeguard because his financial assistance can act as a life preserver during financially strenuous situations.
“I’m the guy that basically says ‘I’m gonna put this together for you and your family and we’re gonna make sure that during the course, any hiccups that there are, were just gonna modify and we’ll correct them, that way you don’t have to lose sleep at night, you don’t have to worry that if something goes wrong, that there’s not money coming into the house,’” he said.
DeGerolamo stressed the importance of his job for people who need help properly managing their finances. He says that the greatest part of his job is seeing when his financial planning really pays off for families in need.
“That’s why I do it, because it gives me great satisfaction at the end result when I have to deliver a check to a family to make sure they can stay in their home, and the kids can stay in the neighborhood with their friends. Or if someone can’t work because they have an illness or injury, that check comes in every month to pay their bills,” he said.
“Mine is an emotional business. People try to analyze it, but it’s a very emotional business. Either you have the capital and the financial resources to support yourself and your family, or you don’t. And my job is to make sure if something happens, that the check is there to provide for you and/or your family, no matter what,” DeGerolamo said.
This financial “lifeguard” also says that being on JerseyMan’s chairman’s club is an integral part of his job and what contributes to his own success as a businessman.
“I joined JerseyMan for the opportunity to participate in a good business networking,” DeGerolamo said. “Joining JerseyMan was simply an avenue for me to drive business to my own business and to make money… what drove me to JerseyMan is dealing with influential people to establish relationships that will drive revenue to my business,” he said.
“It’s a business investment,” DeGerolamo stated
Anyone in need of financial assistance is bound to find that DeGerolamo will be there for you in your time of need, just like a lifeguard at the beach.