June 13, 2013

Educating Students To Invest Wisely

Billboard at WWU promotes Paul’s talks with
students and faculty 

Dear Friends,

May 20 and 21 were two of the best days of my retirement, and maybe my whole life. During these two days I spoke to over 600 students, as well as many of the professors from the Department of Finance and Marketing at Western Washington University. I had 19 meetings with teachers, staff and students.

The big surprise came at my last presentation where I was scheduled to speak with a group of about 20 students. Entering the room, I could see we had a space problem, as over 100 students, teachers, and even a few retired teachers came out for my presentation.

Not only was the interest in their future financial security remarkable, but the new class, “Personal Finance,” geared toward non-finance majors, was filled immediately during my visit. The class was one of the first to be filled for the fall semester, and I was thrilled to see that the curriculum, funded by my Foundation, has come to fruition and is so well received.

Students seem to be fully aware that they are likely to be on their own in taking care of their financial future and are eager to know how. This course should cover everything about investment basics that all of us older folks say, “I wish someone would have told me about this when I was young!”

Included in funding for the curriculum and class instruction is a long-term study on the effects of this course on the lives of students. Also, WWU intends to develop an online version for both the public and student credit.

I couldn’t be more pleased, and I hope this inspires you to share your knowledge with the younger people in your life, starting by encouraging them to get their own FREE COPY of First-Time Investor: Grow and Protect Your Money” at my website.

To Your Success,

Paul

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