PALMYRA, Va., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Readers who pre-order "How to Be a Financial Grownup: Proven Advice from High Achievers on How to Live Your Dreams and Have Financial Freedom" by Bobbi Rebell between now and October 18th will receive a free gift card to use in support of a financial literacy project on DonorsChoose.org as part of Rebell's Giving Back program. The DonorsChoose.org campaign is co-sponsored by HighTower, whose founder and CEO Elliot Weissbluth is featured in the book as a financial Role Model. For more details, visit: www.bobbirebell.com/about/giving-back.
"At the heart of many of the economic problems facing our country is a lack of basic financial knowledge and an inability to effectively manage personal finances," said Reuters personal finance columnist and TV anchor Rebell. "I decided that one of the best ways I could promote financial literacy was to partner with DonorsChoose.org in funding classroom projects that help teachers and students learn about money and prepare for their financial futures."
Only 17 states require students to take a high school course in personal finance, and fewer than 20 percent of teachers feel competent to even teach personal finance topics, according to the Council for Economic Education's Survey of the States. The study also found that 72 percent of parents experience at least some reluctance to talk to their kids about financial matters.
"Financial health is a critical component of overall wellness, and a solid education is the first step in empowering Americans to make financial decisions that improve their lives," said Weissbluth. "On behalf HighTower, I am grateful for the opportunity to support Bobbi's important work advocating for financial literacy in schools."
Rebell and HighTower will be giving away gift cards for her early readers to support the financial literacy projects featured on DonorsChoose.org/financialgrownup. Readers who pre-order "How to Be a Financial Grownup" will receive a DonorsChoose.org gift card equal to the current selling price of the book ($18 on Amazon.com), while supplies last.
DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. "How to Be a Financial Grownup" readers can use the gift card to donate to a financial literacy project in a public school classroom of their choice.
Rebell will also be donating 100 percent of her speaking fee profits to DonorsChoose.org for the entire calendar year of 2016.
"How to Be a Financial Grownup: Proven Advice from High Achievers on How to Live Your Dreams and Have Financial Freedom" by Bobbi Rebell, with a foreword by New York Times #1 Bestselling author Tony Robbins, will be published October 18 by Maven House Press.
Everyone is encouraged to join the financial literacy conversation on social media using the hashtag #FinancialGrownup or by connecting with Bobbi Rebell on Twitter (@bobbirebell) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/bobbirebell).
About the Author
Bobbi Rebell is an award-winning TV anchor and personal finance columnist at Thomson Reuters, the largest news organization in the world. Her business videos are seen on hundreds of broadcast and online channels around the world, and her Reuters column on personal finance is syndicated to hundreds of newspapers and websites worldwide. She was formerly a reporter at PBS (Nightly Business Report) and held various producer positions at CNN and CNBC. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has a Certificate in Financial Planning from New York University.
DonorsChoose.org is a United States-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects. The organization was founded in 2000 by former public school teacher Charles Best, who is also one of the financial role models interviewed for How to Be a Financial Grownup. DonorsChoose.org has been given Charity Navigator's highest rating every year since 2005.
About Maven House Press
An independent publisher specializing in forward-thinking business books by executives, business owners, educators, journalists, and other experts, Maven House Press was founded in 2012. Its titles are distributed by Ingram Publisher Services-Legato. For more information visit mavenhousepress.com.
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