Start Now! – Financial Education

Start Now! – Financial Education
24 Oct 2014

financial-literacyWhen it comes to teaching your children about money, the sooner you start the better. I have seen parents let their kids pick a stock or two (just for fun!) of companies that they are familiar with. The obvious ones being Disney or Mattel1. This is where learning about investing can be fun and educational!

There are a variety of websites and organizations that are ready to help youngsters in the area of financial literacy. A great website that I have seen others use is This is sponsored by the nonprofit organization Jump$tart Coalition. Kids can learn about earning money, paying taxes and making a budget. If I had a dollar for every person I speak with say, “I wish I would have learned this earlier”, I would be, well, you know the rest.

It is often said that the average inheritance in the United States is spent within two years. Taking steps now to help educate your children and grandchildren can help prevent this from happening to your money.

Good Luck!

Jeffrey A. Johnston, ChFC
President of Premier Investments of Iowa, Inc.

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  1. This is not a recommendation. Please do your own research or consult your financial professional on any investment.

Jeffrey Johnston

Jeffrey is originally from Solon, Iowa. He currently resides in Swisher, Iowa with his wife, Prudence, and his three children, Seth, Ian, and Roman. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1989, where he majored in Finance and Investments. He has 24 years of experience in the investment and estate planning business. He is currently the President of “Premier Investments of Iowa, Inc.” Jeffrey’s main focus is Estate and Investment Planning for Senior Citizens and Pre Retirees. Jeffrey became a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) in 2001. He is the author of many articles on industry related topics and he is a frequent seminar presenter. He is a Board Member TRIAD Linn County Seniors Against Crime, and he is also a past Board Member of the Heritage Area Agency on Aging Task Force. He is a member of CEO Roundtable in Cedar Rapids, a Daybreak Rotary Member, and a member of the Cedar Rapids Estate Planning Council. In March of 2009, Jeffrey became the host of the Premier Investments of Iowa Financial Hour which airs every Tuesday Evening from 6PM -7PM, on WMT 600 AM Radio. In his free time he enjoys golf, fishing, scuba diving, traveling, and coaching son’s basketball teams.