One of the people I interviewed for my upcoming book was Laura Levine, Executive Director of the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Finance Literacy. I was asking her about why young people say they want to learn about personal finance, but they routinely don’t attend classes that are offered at their schools.
“It’s not just young people,” she told me. If you have a seminar for middle-aged people, they won’t come either. Do you know why? Because attending is a big admission that they’re lacking education. Quite frankly, if they go and see their neighbor in the parking lot, they might just turn around and go home.”
Anyway, this Saturday I’ll be at Jovino in San Francisco this Saturday (11/10/07) from 11am-3pm. If you want to talk personal finance / entrepreneurship / publishing, feel free to drop by. I’m the Indian dude cursing at my notepad.
Btw, is it too gaudy to say that if you come to visit, you have to buy me something to eat? I think that ship sailed a long time ago.
PS–Laura writes in to call this a…”Ramit and Greet.” hahahahhaa i hate you so much