Financial Literacy Month Spotlight: Ashley Bales, AFC® candidate, AFCPE® Member
April 11, 2018
Ashley Bales, AFC® candidate, AFCPE® Member
Family Financial Education Specialist/University of Missouri Extension
My Work: Educate youth and adults about money management using research-based personal finance tools to prepare them for life after school and life after work
My Roots: Rural Missouri, born and raised!
My Passion(s): Family, finance and adventuring in the outdoors
My Hero: Geraldine Weiss, “The Grand Dame of Dividends”
My Favorite Quote: “The most important investment you can make is in yourself.” – Warren Buffett
My Favorite Personal Finance Tool/Resource: Other finance educators and specialists; networking and learning from other experts in the field (and asking them lots of questions) is a great way to see things in a new way
My Advice To Someone Going Through the AFC certification Program: Read all the books and answer the questions in the Personal Finance textbook at the end of each chapter - there are tons of "real life" scenarios and process questions. Complete the Study Guide and re-read where you find weak points.
My Way of "Meeting People Where They Are": Listen and then listen some more. Share my own life stories and struggles.
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My Question for Colleagues/Peers: What are your favorite money-related books? (I’m always looking for new things to read.)
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