On March 22, 2012 at 6 PM EST, Financial Bin’s David Domzalski spoke with Danny Kofke, author of two personal finance books – How To Survive (and Perhaps Thrive) On A Teacher’s Salary and A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom: Teach Yourself (and Your Kids) How to Live Wealthy with Little Money.
Danny has appeared on numerous television shows including The CBS Early Show,Fox & Friends, CNN’s Newsroom, Fox News Channel’s Happening Now, The 700 Club, CNN’s Your Bottom Line, Fox Business Network’s Follow The Money, ABC News Now, FOX Business Network’s Varney & Company, HLN’s The Clark Howard Show and MSNBC Live.
He has also been interviewed on over 300 radio shows and featured in publications such as USA Today, Yahoo.com, Money Magazine, Bankrate.com, PARADE, Instructor Magazine, CBS MoneyWatch.com, FoxBusiness.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, ABCNews.com, USA Weekend, Woman’s Day, Consumer’s Digest, CNN.com, Bottom Line Personal, Your Family Today and The Huffington Post.
We asked Danny …
1. Can you give us your journey to becoming a teacher and then venturing into personal finance?
2. Tell us about each book – How To Survive (and Perhaps Thrive) On A Teacher’s Salary and A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom: Teach Yourself (and Your Kids) How to Live Wealthy with Little Money.
3. Do you think this information should be taught in schools and colleges? Why or why not?
4. Do you bring personal finance into your classroom at all or does your school? If so, how?
5. Are there conversations you feel parents should be having with their children?
6. What is one day to day lifestyle choice that you make? What is the biggest difference you find in your life and your peers’ lives?
7. Have you thought about giving up the teaching career and doing personal finance education full time?
8. If you could give the members of Gen Y one tip, what would it be?
9. How can listeners get in contact with you and buy your books?
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Debt Dungeon, Episode #1: Joe Paretta is a coach, author, speaker, and teacher. He published his first book in November 2010, Master The Card: Say Goodbye to Credit Card Debt…Forever!, which he considers a “labor of love.” To learn more about Joe and his efforts, check out JoeParetta.com.
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QUESTIONS FOR JOE …
1. Tell us a little about yourself. What’s your background?
2. What led you to getting into debt? How did you accumulate so much debt?
3. What were you spending money on?
4. At what point did you say to yourself — I need to make a change?
5. How did you pay it all off? How long did it take you?
6. What did you learn from all of this?
7. Tell us about the book, ‘Master the Card.’ Why did you write it?
8. What are you doing today — besides being an author?
9. What are your plans for this year?
10. What are two or three tips you can pass on to members of Gen Y who may be in credit card debt, student loan debt or both?
11. How can listeners get in contact with your or buy the book?