My favorite quote is “Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life's hard.” ― John Bytheway
I try to take one day at a time, enjoy each step, and make the best of it.
Now, that I’m in my 70’s, married over 50 years, 3 children and 8 grandkids, my values are still similar. For me, it’s all about the importance of family, friends, vacations and making fun memories. When my husband and I were first married, I worked in the airline industry and we had the opportunity to travel. Once children came along, they came with us!
As my children grew, a friend and I decided to opened a frozen yogurt/ice cream store which was in operation for about 10 years. After selling the business, I worked for a financial firm and that’s when I realized the importance of Financial Literacy.
My husband and I decided to retired at the same time. We are taking advantage of our good health, doing the things that we had envisioned, and traveling between our homes in New Jersey and Florida. Yes, we are still having fun!
In my spare time, I wrote a children’s book, “The Adventures of Ruth E. The Butterfly & Me: Ruth E. the Butterfly Visits Grampa’s Garden”. My children were supportive, my daughter, Jamie, did the illustrations and my grandkids were so excited when I read the book in their classrooms. It was a family affair and to me - priceless!
Working in the financial industry for over twenty years, I obtained my Series 7 license, assisted many financial advisors and became an office manager. My experience showed me there are many opportunities that parents and teacher can take to introduce financial awareness and teach children the benefits of becoming financially secure.
So, I decided my next project will be working on creating an online business that inspires, empowers and educates students so they understand the benefits of obtaining a secure financial future. I would like to share my knowledge and experiences so they can also realize the importance of financial literacy.
If you know someone who is a teacher, parent, or a relative of a student that thinks financial awareness is important, please visit me at https://moneymonsterkids.com and join our community for a free “How to Explain Money” mini lesson for your young child.
How people perceive me:
I hope my husband, children and grandchildren perceive me as a kind, and humble person, that loves them dearly. Understand the value of hard work, compromise, dedication, helping others, choosing wisely, living out their own dreams, and never giving up!
My mother used to tell me, “If you want to do it, do it. There will come a time when you can’t” a message that I pass on to my family.