Considering the disastrous effects being financially illiterate, or even slightly ignorant, can have on a young person’s life, it’s something of a shock that most high schools place a very low emphasis on educating in these areas. Not only intellectually understanding these issues, but having the chance to see first-hand the trials and tribulations his peer’s face to get out from under them, investor, business developer and financial expert Jeff Tarman decided to address these concerns in his debut book “Green About Money: A Graduate’s Guide to Personal Finance”, set to be released on May 1st. Clearly, a work that can be immensely valuable in the right hands, the enthusiasm surrounding the release is high.
“Who wants to end up in debt straight out of high school,” asked the author and entrepreneur. “Add student loans on top of these mistakes and you can see what a terrible situation many young people face. My new book ‘Green About Money: A Graduate’s Guide to Personal Finance’ can help a young person dodge some real bullets and get them off to a good start, with their head above water.”
According to Tarman, “Green About Money” couldn’t come at a more opportune time. Reliable government statistics point to some unsettling facts, including that nearly two-thirds of Americans can’t pass a basic financial literacy test; that nearly half of families have no retirement account savings at all, and, incredibly, that total U.S. consumer debt is now $3.62 trillion dollars and rising. These figures call for financial education that can be easily applied, which is exactly what Tarman’s book promises.
Early feedback for review copies has been positive across the board.
Michelle T., from Boston, recently said in a five star review, “I need ‘Green About Money’ in the worst of ways and only halfway through and I’m already doing things very differently. Fully recommended in every way.”
For more information visit: http://jefftarman.com
Company Name: Green About Money: A Graduate’s Guide to Personal Finance
Contact Person: Jeff Tarman, Author
Country: United States