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Pigs and Kids… Start your Engines!

‘How many of you would like to start a business when you grow up?’

I did not get quite as many raised hands as I did for:
‘How many of you would like to be rich?’

Then there was the young man who asked if you can get rich being a paleontologist?

As part of my Pigs Can F.L.Y. campaign, I visited Hansen Elementary School to meet the teachers and students where I’ll be presenting the Junior Achievement curriculum this month…1st grade, 2nd grade and 5th grade. It is truly a gas to be back in school.

If you have not yet taught a Junior Achievement program in school, take a look. You almost don’t need to know anything about teaching kids or financial literacy and business…the curriculum is all laid out and they have great activities. The teachers are excited.

This year is almost gone, but consider a new *school* year’s resolution to teach a JA class next year! I’ll report back after my first day!

About the Author
Linda Keith CPA is an expert in credit risk readiness and credit analysis. She trains banks and credit unions throughout the United States, both in-house and in open-enrollment sessions, on Tax Return and Financial Statement Analysis. She is in the trenches with lenders, analysts and underwriters helping them say "yes" to good loans. Creator of the Tax Return Analysis Virtual Classroom at, she speaks at banking associations on risk management, lending and director finance topics.