Tony Robbins, Kevin O’Leary, Drew Barrymore, Jim Cramer, Ivanka Trump, Cynthia Rowley and others deliver personal finance lessons to millennials in new book, “How to Be a Financial Grownup: Proven Advice from High Achievers on How to Live Your Dreams and Have Financial Freedom,” which was released today by Maven House Press. In the book, author and award-winning Reuters journalist Bobbi Rebell shares candid stories from 30 inspiring and successful financial Role Models. The stories, which she has dubbed “Financial Grownup moments” – the moments the Role Models realized they had to pay attention to money, or else – will surprise and delight readers.
“‘How to Be a Financial Grownup’ was a project that grew organically. Each time I interviewed a Role Model, I didn’t know what to expect. I was so grateful for their generosity in revealing what were often truly painful and emotional experiences. The stories are like nothing anyone has ever read in a personal finance book. I’m so excited to share the results of this journalism experiment gone very, very right,” said author Rebell. “The stories really came together to form a wonderful roadmap for starting to pay attention to money.”
The book, which includes a foreword by New York Times #1 bestselling author Tony Robbins, offers specific, easy-to-follow tips and advice from Rebell and a team of financial experts. Readers gain practical guidance on investing, insurance, debt and charitable giving, as well as more unexpected topics like the role money plays in etiquette, friendships and dating, and nutrition and wellness. Rebell even talks pet insurance!
“How to Be a Financial Grownup” features:
- Tony Robbins on owning the choices you make
- Kevin O’Leary on making sacrifices to reach your goals
- Drew Barrymore on pouring your heart into your work
- Jim Cramer on the need to be financially literate
- Ivanka Trump on the difference between spending and splurging
- Cynthia Rowley on taking risks and trusting your vision as an entrepreneur
- Elliot Weissbluth on good vs. bad debt
- Terry Lundgren on choosing the best career for your financial goals
- Amanda Steinberg on spending money without busting your budget
- Roger Crandall on realistic investing strategies tailored to goals
- Sallie Krawcheck on the financial impact of work/life choices
- Spencer Rascoff on making the best real estate choices
- Aaron Shapiro on mixing friends and finances
- Alexia Brue on how healthy living pays off financially
- And more
Rebell also partnered with Role Model Elliot Weissbluth, founder and CEO of HighTower, on a campaign to support financial literacy in public schools via Donorschoose.org. Readers who pre-ordered “How to Be a Financial Grownup” received gift cards to support financial literacy projects featured on http://www.DonorsChoose.org/financialgrownup. Rebell and Weissbluth have extended the program until further notice, and Rebell is also donating 100 percent of her speaking fee profits to DonorsChoose.org for the entire calendar year of 2016.
“Financial literacy is a cause near and dear to my heart,” added Rebell. “I’m deeply grateful to Elliot and HighTower, as well as to the readers who pre-ordered the book, for helping me to support the important work that DonorsChoose.org is doing to improve financial education in our schools. Let’s keep it going!”
Everyone is encouraged to join the financial literacy conversation on social media using the hashtag #FinancialGrownup or by connecting with Bobbi Rebell on Twitter (@bobbirebell) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/bobbirebell). Rebell will also be launching a newsletter and blog, featuring real-world “Financial Grownup moments” from readers, who can sign up and send in their own at http://www.BobbiRebell.com. “How to Be a Financial Grownup” is available for purchase on Amazon.com and in bookstores nationwide.
About the Author
Bobbi Rebell is an award-winning TV anchor and personal finance columnist at Thomson Reuters, the largest news organization in the world. Her business videos are seen on hundreds of broadcast and online channels around the world, and her Reuters column on personal finance is syndicated to hundreds of newspapers and websites worldwide. She was formerly a reporter at PBS (Nightly Business Report) and held various producer positions at CNN and CNBC. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has a Certificate in Financial Planning from New York University.
About Maven House Press
An independent publisher specializing in forward-thinking business books by executives, business owners, educators, journalists, and other experts, Maven House Press was founded in 2012. Its titles are distributed by Ingram Publisher Services-Legato. For more information visit mavenhousepress.com.