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About the author:
Geof White began working when he was 14 years old for $3.35/hour. When he graduated from high school four years later, he was earning $50/hour and paid for his college degree from Michigan State University by working for himself cleaning windows. As a teenager he marketed, advertised, and provided the best customer service he could to every customer. After graduating from college, he worked for ten years as an employee...putting profits in other people's pockets. Now Geof owns his own businesses putting the profits in his own pocket. In the past ten years Geof's businesses have provided employment to over 30 families and has experienced double digit growth even in economically challenging times.
Now, Geof White is on a mission...to teach students how to work for themselves so they can graduate from college debt-free. Geof wrote Lemonade Stand Economics starting with one thought, "If a high school student did what I did to make money with some guidance and without making the same mistakes I did, paying for college would be easy." He takes his personal experience as a teen working for himself, mixes in his life experience, his business acumen and a pitcher full of passion to provide students a sweet recipe for a debt-free degree.
Lemonade Stand Economics
A Refreshing Way to Pay for College
What Lemonade Stand Economics will do…
Give students a plan to pay for college without needing student loans. Sitting in the financial aid office at freshman orientation is not the time to start planning how you are going to pay for college. The best way to avoid student loan debt is to never sign the loan papers in the first place. In order to do that you need a plan. Lemonade Stand Economics is that plan.
Educate students in financial literacy. Financial literacy standards are written right into Lemonade Stand Economics making it useful in the classroom. High schools introduce students to the basics of money management, but Lemonade Stand Economics takes it to another level by teaching students the importance of planning for their financial future, budgeting, setting financial goals and how debt impacts them after graduation.
Teach students skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives regardless of where their career path takes them. Even more important than the money students make working for themselves, is the real world education they receive. Time management, money management, how to market yourself, workplace etiquette, overcoming fear and handling rejection along with the importance of budgeting and the pain of debt. Real issues that are better learned during high school then after college.
Paying for college is easier than you think
Lemonade Stand Economics teaches high school students how to work for themselves and graduate from college without student loans. Learn to make $15, $20 or even $50 per hour working for yourself and pay for college one semester at a time. It’s not hard if you know what to do, but that's the problem. As a high school student you just don't know where to start. Lemonade Stand Economics shows you what you do... and where to start.
There is a problem in America - some say an epidemic - called student loan debt. High school students want to attend college but most don’t have the money set aside to pay for it. Most take out student loans for four years, graduate, and start off their adult life in debt. Often times starting their adult lives with massive debt. These students are not stupid or lazy, in fact they are quite smart and energetic, but they don’t know where to start or what to do to earn enough money to pay for college. They don’t need that job slapping sandwiches together for minimum wage and going home smelling like bologna and pickles. That’s not going to pay for college!
The typical college student graduates with $26,000 in student loans. The typical college graduate takes over 17 years to pay off their student loans. You don’t have to be typical! With a good plan you can pay for college without student loans or money from your parents. Lemonade Stand Economics will teach you how to set goals, budget, advertise, market, price jobs, and serve up a steamin’ hot plate of fantastic customer service. Once in this money making rhythm you will make enough to pay for college and graduate with no debt. Let your little brother run the lemonade stand now, it’s time to make some real money.
- Publication Date:
- Dec 07 2012
- 0985811234 / 9780985811235
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Business & Economics / Personal Finance / General