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Spreading Financial Literacy

“Credit is more important than a driver’s license.  Bad credit will kill people quicker than smoking.  And if you want to test that theory, go talk to a doctor about how debilitating stress is.”

These assertions — which vividly illustrate the need for financial literacy and personal responsibility — are from a public presentation given at no charge, with no sales pitches, as part of a series of community seminars organized under the auspices of “The Financial Literacy Project”.

Peter Johnson, a 30-year veteran of the investment and financial planning industries, took on the project while enrolled in Landmark Education’s Self Expression and Leadership Program in the summer of 2008.  Having long recognized an overwhelming lack of public knowledge around the subject of money, Peter began the project as a way to share his passion for financial education and to build community.  Soon after, the global credit crisis and economic recession began mounting fear, anxiety and uncertainty in people from all walks of life. Read more