If you can teach a kid how to turn $100 into $1,000,000, they're all ears. Well, that's the intention of BizKid$ Co-creator Jeannine Glista, as she and fellow authors James McKenna and Matt Fontane have published a new kids financial education book entitled: How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Invest! Save!.
This book is not some get-rich-quick, pyramid scheme. It's a guide teaching kids how to budget and invest properly when they're young so they can have a solid foundation of sound financial habits as they grow older -- ultimately becoming, yes, millionaires or just financially stable.
So, naturally, we invited Jeannine on the show to give us the details of her book, why she and her peers wrote it, key pieces of advice, and how can credit unions step up and help -- especially when a majority of elementary, middle, and high schools nationwide not offering financial education classes. We also wanted to know what's up with the disco ball hanging from the ceiling in the background.