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Changing the Conversation About Money

Society puts a huge emphasis on spending - and not nearly enough on saving.

It was an honor to curate Council for Economic Education's #MySavingsTip campaign for the second year, alongside amazing entrepreneurs, business owners and financial trailblazers Mark Cuban, Randi Zuckerberg, Melissa Giannini, Elizabeth Gore, Kelli B. Grant, Megan Hess, Beth Kobliner, Jeffrey Lacker, Ron Lieber, Erin Lowry, Dr. Annamaria Lusardi, Kathryn Minshew, Rosie Pope, Chris Siegfried, Lo Bosworth, Dan Kadlec, Nan J. Morrison, Brian Page, Mona Patel, Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Chondra Sanchez, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Alexa von Tobel, Tara Lynn Wagner, Sam Zises, Ann Shoket and Brian Kelly.

My personal tip? Money doesn't grow on trees. Don't be afraid to talk openly about the importance of saving, spending and investing. 

Huge thank you to CNBC, Mashable, Huffington Post and Linkedin for covering this incredible campaign, and check out my recap for Entrepreneur

Council for Economic Education Visionary Awards Gala

You already know how much I love Council for Economic Education and the very important work they do. 

This week, I attended CEE's 11th Annual Visionary Awards dinner, an amazing event featuring economic and financial literary leaders Arianna Huffington, Richard Edelman, Frank Bisignano, Glenn Hubbard. I had the pleasure of taking over CEE's social media channels for the event, which you can check out with #CEEVisionaryAwards and on CEE's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Head over to CEE's blog for more on the event and some great photos. Here are a few of my favorite.

Council for Economic Education: #MySavingsStory

In honor of Financial Literacy Month this April, I partnered with Council for Economic Education to curate a month-long video campaign, #MySavingsStory. 

From Elie Tahari to Rosie Pope to yours truly, we recruited 15 global innovators to create videos featuring their advice for financial success. (Check out the compilation video above, and watch how I learned to save money here.)

These videos are airing in K-12 classrooms nationwide to inspire kids about the importance of understanding and taking control of their financial lives.

As a small business owner, financial management has been an essential part of my success. When I started my business, I had to learn very quickly what worked financially - and what didn't.

Thank you to Women's Wear Daily, who broke the story and helped raise awareness of this important cause.

And a special thanks to our participants Rosie Pope, Veeral Rathod, Noelle Scaggs, Nan Morrison, Mona Patel, Melissa Giannini, Kelli Grant, John Dioso, Jeff Lacker, Jeff Kinney, Janet Bodnar, Elie Tahari, Dan Kadlec, and Brian Kelly.