Jason Vitug is an author, speaker, and social impact entrepreneur as founder of personal finance website and lifestyle brand – Phroogal. He is a financial motivator and lifestyle engineer.
Jason is the promoter of The Smile Lifestyle movement, a community of thousands of millennials who are living purposeful lives and making informed financial decisions to stop wasting time and money, and focus on the things that matter. The movement is based on a belief that experiential and purposeful living can be achieved through sound financial decision making.
Jason worked in the financial services industry for almost 8 years and was the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for a Silicon Valley based credit union that experienced trans-formative growth during his tenure.
In 2012, Jason left his senior executive role and backpacked around the world visiting 20 countries in 12 months. It was in this journey he created his purpose and in 2013 started Phroogal and successfully crowd funded raising $78,501 with the support of 541 people.
Jason is the creator of the award winning project – The Road to Financial Wellness – a grassroots and social media campaign to break the social taboo about money and empower a generation to live their dreams.
Jason grew up in Elizabeth, NJ and attended the Elizabeth Public School system from K-12. He is a graduate of Norwich University and Rutgers University receiving a B.S. in Finance and holds a Masters of Business Administration. ...