NEW YORK, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 1, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) will kick off a month-long financial literacy campaign, enlisting Mark Cuban, Beth Kobliner, Ron Lieber, Jeffrey M. Lacker, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Alexa von Tobel, Randi Zuckerberg and others to raise awareness for personal finance and economic education in our nation's schools. Participants will share personal savings tips on social media to inform and inspire kids to understand and take control of their financial lives.
With early and continued exposure to personal finance and economics, kids grow up to be better savers, investors, borrowers, voters and participants in the global economy. They can make better financial decisions for themselves and their families. CEE, in partnership with entrepreneur Natalie Zfat and economists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and journalists (see full list below) will be sharing their savings tips, in hopes to inspire kids to understand how critically important financial literacy is to set foundations for their lives and careers.
"We're excited to launch the My Savings Tip campaign with Natalie Zfat and this group of inspiring participants to showcase the importance of financial literacy," said Nan J. Morrison, CEO and President, CEE. "Hearing directly from experienced leaders and entrepreneurs about their personal savings tips is a powerful message—we can't thank them enough for helping to inspire young people through their messages.
"I can't think of anything more important than a child's education," said Natalie Zfat. "It's an honor to work with CEE again to help teach kids how saving is such an integral part of success."
The #MySavingsTip campaign will run across multiple social media platforms throughout April to get kids talking about how to create lives of possibility.
List of Participants:
- Lo Bosworth, Entrepreneur, Author and Creator of TheLoDown
- Mark Cuban, Investor, Entrepreneur, Television Personality and Owner of NBA's Dallas Mavericks
- Melissa Giannini, Editor in Chief, Nylon Magazine
- Elizabeth Gore, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell, Chair of the United Nations Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council
- Kelli B. Grant, Consumer Reporter, CNBC
- Megan Hess. Mobile Editor, Bloomberg
- Dan Kadlec, Journalist and Author
- Brian Kelly, Founder and Editor in Chief at ThePointsGuy.com
- Beth Kobliner, Journalist and The New York Times Best Selling Author
- Jeffrey M. Lacker, American Economist and President, Richmond Federal Reserve Bank
- Ron Lieber, The New York Times "Your Money" columnist and Author
- Erin Lowry, Founder at Broke Millennial
- Dr. Annamaria Lusardi, Denit Trust Endowed Chair of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington School of Business
- Kathryn Minshew, Founder & CEO at The Muse, contributor to HBR, WSJ & Bloomberg
- Nan J. Morrison, CEO & President, Council for Economic Education
- Brian Page, Teacher, Reading High School, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Mona Patel, Founder and CEO of Motivate Design
- Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, President, Charles Schwab Foundation and SVP Charles Schwab
- Rosie Pope, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Rosie Pope Maternity
- Chondra Sanchez, Creative Co-Director and Writer at Evil Ink Comics
- Chris Siegfried, Mortgage Consultant- HomeStreet Bank
- Ann Shoket, Author of The Big Life, former editor in chief Seventeen Magazine
- Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times Columnist/Editor, CNBC Squawk Box Co-Anchor, Author and Creator/Executive Producer of BILLONS on Showtime
- Alexa von Tobel, Founder and CEO, LearnVest
- Tara Lynn Wagner, NY1 reporter
- Natalie Zfat, Entrepreneur and Forbes Contributor
- Sam Zises, Founder and CEO, Learned Media
- Randi Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO, Zuckerberg Media
About the Council for Economic Education
The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school - and we have been doing so for 68 years. We carry out our mission by educating the educators: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire, and guide. All resources and programs are developed by educators, and delivered by our national network of affiliates. Our goal is to reach and teach every child. Each year CEE's programs reach more than 55,000 K-12 teachers and over 5 million students across the United States. EconEdLink – our free, online educator gateway for economic and personal finance lessons and resources – attracts more than 1 million unique visitors annually.
For further information about the Council for Economic Education go to: http://www.councilforeconed.org.
About Natalie Zfat
Natalie Zfat is a social media entrepreneur and Forbes Contributor who has partnered with some of the most iconic brands in the world, including Rolling Stone, Food Network, American Express, Levi's and Dell. Curating original content and implementing full-scale social media takeovers, Zfat gains millions of impressions for the brands she advocates for. When she's not engaging with her 400K followers, Zfat loves sharing her entrepreneurial thought leadership at conferences and universities, including Carnegie Mellon, NYU Stern School of Business, Internet of Things World and SXSW.
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