I’m a 19 year old college sophomore and I first saw you on Oprah a couple years ago. I asked for “Smart Women Finish Rich” and “1001 Financial Words You Need to Know” as a couple of my high school graduation gifts from my parents. They were pretty surprised because most 17 year olds don’t ask for those kinds of gifts! 😀 I read both and became OBSESSED with planning my future and Finance in general. I decided to declare Finance as my major in college. Without all the starting knowledge you gave me from Oprah or your books I wouldn’t have been able to discover my future career goals so quickly! I currently work as a part-time teller for a national bank and become more and more educated on finances everyday! I absolutely love it! With this job comes MANY great benefits such as tuition reimbursement, 401(k) plan, great pay and AMAZING hours! 😉 This upcoming year, I’m proud to say I’ve saved enough money to NOT have to take out ANY student loans. I have multiple savings accounts, direct deposits, and a great understanding of how to use a credit card to build a good credit score for future loans.
Everything I’ve learned from you has snowballed into becoming a large portion of my life! I even give my parents financial advise!! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to read more of your books in the future! 🙂
Erin Dostert, MN