Financial literacy rocks!

Financial literacy rocks, Kelowna students will learn Tuesday. Literally.

The band Gooding will perform at Rutland Senior Secondary School as part of a five-school, three-city tour in co-operation with investment firm Raymond James and the non-profit organization Funding the Future.

"We are failing our children when it comes to financial literacy," the company said in a press release. "Parents think it should be taught at school, teachers think it should be taught at home, and in most cases neither are well equipped to teach kids about money. It’s time to change this."

Through the power of live rock, intriguing personal stories and cautionary tales of celebrities, the presentation will inspire students to see practical finance management as key for achieving their dreams.

During the free concert, the band's lead guitarist/vocalist will share his own personal story to inspire young people with lessons of finance and discipline, and to help them see their dreams are possible.

The program has been delivered to more than 13,000 students in the U.S. since 2013.

Topics covered in a multimedia presentation following the concert include:

  • Following your passion
  • Importance of self-reliance
  • Positive influence of education and community mentors
  • General financial literacy
  • Pitfalls of predatory lending and payday loans
  • Creating a financial savings and investment game plan
  • Debunking the myth and hype of overnight success
  • Managing the rise in expenses as income increases
  • Lessons learned from a life in the music business


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