I gave a speech to more than 250 highly motivated K-12 teachers yesterday morning at the first ever National Educator Conference, presented by Jump$tart. What a privilege to share the same stage as Sheila Bair (Chairperson of the FDIC) and Janet Bodnar (the editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine).
During the Q & A after my presentation, a teacher from Ohio asked me what financial lessons I hoped my kids would learn at school.
“What a great question!” I explained.
Although I have no intention of moving to Ohio (Remember, I went to the University of Michigan, so I’d be welcomed in Ohio as well as the Yankees are in Boston.), I knew that my answer would be heard by teachers from nearly every state in the country.
I told her of my fortune in having a teacher go “off syllabus” for an hour when I was 19 years old and that in so doing he had changed my life forever, as well as the thousands I have subsequently shared his words with.
You: What could be so important and life-changing?
The miracle of compounding interest. Let it change your life too.