Aug 14, 2017

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Kelly-Anne Rush, Crafty Teacher Lady from Windham High School (Maine)

She blogs as the Crafty Teacher Lady, and after listening to this engaging podcast, you will understand how fitting her web address is. From creating engaging activities for her students to flipping houses for a profit to taking her students on amazing trips to California, Kelly-Anne Rush does it all. She uses her personal stories to inspire students to take a big leap towards better financial lives. Listen to this podcast to learn both her financial triumphs (how she managed to come up with the down payment on her dream home) to her weaker money moments (blame the bath salts:)
  • 0:00~1:10 - Introduction
  • 1:10~3:49 - Kelly-Anne's background
  • 3:49~6:22 - Getting into personal finance
  • 6:22~8:34 - 'Aha' moments
  • 8:34~17:44 - Improving the curriculum
  • 17:44~19:01 - Importance of character and grit
  • 19:01~24:18 - Favorite activities
  • 24:18~26:55 - Minimum wage in Maine
  • 26:55~29:01 - California coast adventure
  • 29:01~32:10 - Flipping houses
  • 32:10~32:27 - Word from our sponsor, Next Gen Personal Finance
  • 32:27~34:42 - Real estate strategy
  • 34:42~38:15 - Teaching investing through personal stories  
  • 38:15~41:11 - Best thing bought under $10 
  • 41:11~43:25 - Biggest financial mistake
  • 43:25~45:56 - Recommended book
  • 45:56~47:58 - Her classroom experience with
  • 47:58~49:38 - Favorite websites
  • 49:38~50:15 - Texts to students
  • 50:15~51:58 - Conclusion
Notable Quotes:
  • "Anyone can do similar things to flipping homes. One of my students started going to a local Goodwill to find fashionable clothing and he sells them online with a marked up cost. If you put in work into something, there will be a return."

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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