Modern Living with kathy ireland® Showcases American Honda Finance Corporation and Junior Achievement Partnership to Help Promote Teen Financial Literacy

Company Leaders Will Talk About Their Mission to Help Teens Become Financially Savvy for Life

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(LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2017) — Modern Living with kathy ireland® announces an exclusive story featuring American Honda Finance Corporation Senior Vice President, David Paul and Junior Achievement President/CEO, Jack Kosakowski. The interview will focus on the partnership between the two companies with a goal of teaching teens all about financial responsibility.

American Honda Finance Corporation has partnered with Junior Achievement to sponsor the development of Junior Achievement’s personal finance curriculum. Their awareness campaign helps teens gain an understanding of the financial responsibilities associated with vehicle ownership.

Paul discusses the importance of developing good credit early in life. He says, “At American Honda Finance, we have an opportunity to educate our youth. We really want to make it possible for them to establish good credit early to enable them to make larger purchases, like a new car or home. “

Kosakowski echoes this sentiment, saying that vehicle ownership is a good way to get kids thinking about money management. He explains, “When we talk to young people about financial literacy and being financially capable, they have to have something in mind. The first car is something every kid looks forward to! And as they’re saving money, it’s something real. Plus, it gives parents who have a real challenge talking with their children about finances a tangible item that they can both relate to. That’s why it’s wonderful having this partnership because American Honda Finance Corporation is a greatly respected brand that gets kids’ attention — and then we can work on financial literacy.”

JL Haber, Vice President of Programming for Modern Living with kathy ireland®, added, “Teaching kids about the importance of financial responsibility can never begin too early. Thanks to the partnership between American Honda Finance Corporation and Junior Achievement, teens are learning all about how to save their money wisely so they can afford that car they’ve been thinking about! Seeing these two powerhouse companies come together is extraordinary, and we can’t wait to see where this partnership goes. We’re thrilled to feature these two inspiring companies on our show.”

For more information about American Honda Finance Corporation, visit and to learn more about Junior Achievement, visit To see this exciting interview, tune in Bloomberg International on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:30pm HKT.

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About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.5 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit for more information.

About American Honda Finance Corporation

American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC), operating as Honda Financial ServicesSM and Acura Financial Services®, helps to satisfy the financing needs of consumers of Honda and Acura products including automobiles, sport utility vehicles, minivans, motorcycles, powersports products, marine engines and power equipment. For more information visit or

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