Hello friends, We hope your week has been a great one! It’s been a busy one around here. Here’s what’s new in our world...
BARNES & NOBLE
On Monday this week, we were excited when a friend texted us picture of our book on the shelves at Barnes & Noble in Oceanside CA. J. J. stopped by the store on Thursday to sign the books and get a picture, and all three books were already sold!
We’re excited to be working with the physical Barnes & Noble stores in SoCal, and hope to expand our push to the rest of the country as quickly as we can!
We have two signings coming up:
Barnes & Noble - Aliso Viejo | October 26, 2019 | 2:00 - 4:00 | 26751 Aliso Creek Road Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Barnes & Noble - San Diego Mission Valley | November 2, 2019 | 2:00 - 4:00 | 7610 Hazard Center Drive #315 San Diego, CA 92108
PAPERBACKS ARE COMING
Paperbacks will be available at most online book retailers on November 5, 2019 at a retail price of $14.99. We’ve seen plenty of promotional activity by retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, so you may be able to find it even cheaper! For example, right now Amazon has the hardback version for $23.47 (retail $29.99). As a reminder, the ebook is only $9.99!
NEW LIST: BEGINNER BOOKS ON FINANCE
The book made another list list week - thank you to James Jackson for including us in his list of 30 Beginner Books on Finance.
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE STARVING FOR CLASSES ON FINANCE, TIPS ON TAXES
This excellent article from Bloomberg tells us what we all suspected: "3 out of 4 recent high school grads said they wish a class on personal finance had been a mandatory part of their education” yet "Financial literacy skills have declined for all Americans in the past decade, most noticeably for those ages 18 to 34” Read more by CLICKING HERE.
Many teachers take it upon themselves to teach these skills outside of normal curriculum, but most teachers aren’t trained on the subject.
Make sure your teachers and administrators are aware of the FREE RESOURCES TO TEACH FINANCIAL LITERACY available at from the High School Financial Planning Program (www.HSFPP.org), a program from the National Endowment for Financial Education. Below is a pic I took of the booklets students use in the curriculum.
That’s all for this week! Thanks for reading! With gratitude, JJ and Jodie