As we continue to recover economically, it is important to look at one of the major factors that contributed to the recession. The dream of home ownership is still strong for many, but understanding how mortgages work can be Continue Reading
Don’t Let Key Tax Advantages Expire This Year Unused Keeping up with the shifting sands in certain key areas, like taxes, can be a very challenging part of financial literacy. The world of taxes is one of the most volatile Continue Reading
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You have probably seen headlines and heard reports that while there are still a variety of challenges ahead, the Great Recession is officially over. What is certain is that we have an opportunity to reflect on the lessons that Continue Reading
They’re baaaaack … Your child graduated from college, only to enter a lackluster job market with little promise for financial stability, at least in the near future. Instead, the kids have headed back to the roost. Now what? According Continue Reading
April is National Financial Literacy Month: Get your head in the game (Thrive Time, that is!) April. For you, does it mean that you spent the prior weeks lamenting the looming tax deadline? You might be able to get away Continue Reading
I’m jet setting again. This time to Ghana, recognized in 2011 by the World Bank as enjoying the fastest growing economy as they drilled for their most plentiful of resources – oil. I love visiting Africa, love the people, Continue Reading
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Bio: Sharon Lechter is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, educator, international speaker, licensed CPA and mother. She has been a pioneer in developing new technologies, programs and products to bring education into children's lives in ways that are innovative, challenging and fun, and remains committed to education particularly financial literacy. Co-author of the bestselling book, Think and Grow Rich-Three Feet From Gold with the Napoleon Hill Foundation, Rich Dad Poor Dad and 14 other books in the Rich Dad series, Lechter's most recent book project is Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill- a manuscript hidden for over 70 years- annotated and updated by Lechter for the modern reader.
She is the founder of Pay Your Family First, a company dedicated to empowering children and families to build prosperous futures through financial literacy education. With innovative, thoughtful and easy-to-understand programs and products, such as the ThriveTime for Teens board game and YOUTHpreneur entrepreneurial programs, Pay Your Family First teaches the practical skills that will give a new generation the self-assurance to become masters, instead of slaves, to their money.
Sharon served as a member of the first Presidents Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, a national spokesperson for the National CPAs Commission on Financial Literacy, and an instructor for Thunderbird School of Global Managements Project Artemis.
She is also a member of the National boards of Childhelp, Women Presidents Organization, and EmpowHer. For more information visit http://www.payyourfamilyfirst.com