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Joline Godfrey      

Authority on Financial Education, Author of Raising Financially Fit Kids

Joline Godfrey's Key Accomplishments Include . . .

Joline Godfrey is the founder and CEO of Independent Means Inc., the leading provider of financial education products and programs for affluent families and their advisors. She is the author of the groundbreaking new book, Raising Financially Fit Kids, which outlines a developmental approach to financial education. She has also written 3 previous books on money skills for girls and women: Twenty $ecrets to Money and Independence: The DollarDiva’s Guide to Life, No More Frogs to Kiss: 99 Ways to Give Economic Power to Girls, and Our Wildest Dreams: Women Making Money, Doing Good, Having Fun. Media appearances include the "Today Show,"  "Oprah," Fortune, Business Week and New York Times. Joline is a former Polaroid Corporation executive; while there she founded Odysseum, one of the first corporate spin-offs in the ‘80s. She is the subject of a popular Harvard Business School case and the recipient of an honorary degree in business from Bentley College.

More About Joline Godfrey . . .

Entrepreneur, author and speaker, Joline Godfrey is a pioneer in the field of financial literacy for children.  She has created a unique developmental approach to financial  education that gives parents and community leaders revolutionary tools for becoming better money mentors for kids. Her programs outline the ages and stages of the financial apprenticeship and the ten money skills every child should know by age 18. She also teaches about the most effective way to use an allowance as a teaching tool, while clarifying the challenges faced when teaching money management to children. Joline’s speaking style is very interactive and all audience members will go home with an assessment of their child’s current fiscal fitness and new ways to increase their money skills.

Suggested Programs 

-Raising Financially Fit Kids

-Trends and current developments in financial education for families of wealth

-Best practices in Financial Education: Build Business and Retain Existing Clients

-Girls & Women; Money and Power: Trends for the 21st Century


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