Board of Trustees
"As an educator, I could not have found a better book than The Missing Semester for teaching personal finance. The book takes often boring and complicated information and makes it applicable and accessible to high school students."
"The Missing Semester should be required reading for all undergraduate college students."
University of Pittsburgh
"The Missing Semester is a rarephenomenon--a book that is genuinely intended as a public service. Itsucceeds tremendously well in that regard. Finding simple andstraightforward answers to complex questions is a real art form andthese authors have mastered it."
David McInally, President
"The Missing Semester is a must-read for the college students, recent graduates and other young adults in your life. The book does an excellent job of crystallizing the issues facing young adults that so often cause problems in their financial lives for years to come, and does so in a way that is digestible and easy to understand. There should be no excuses for not reading it!"
Greg McBride, CFA
Senior Vice President
"After reading The Missing Semester, I found it to be exceptional. Many times authors forget to speak to their target audience and provide the product they think they need to produce. Matt and Gene have done a great job of "talking" to the students in their own language and have made the book a useful, usable tool for students by making it short and sweet."
University of Idaho Ext.
"The Missing Semester gives young adults the facts on how to manage and take ownership of their finances. This book is a gift every graduating student should receive."
Richard A. Dioli
Director of Schools
Sacred Heart Schools
"High schools students lack fundamental financial literacy skills and polls show they are increasingly unsure about their financial future.Organizations like ours provide meaningful programs to teach practical money skills and we regularly use The Missing Semester to enrich learning so students can become confident when it comes to managing money. If I'm a parent or teacher, I'm telling, not asking 'read this book'."
Junior Achievement of Pittsburgh
"High School teachers received copies of The Missing Semester at our annual Money POWER Conference for Financial Literacy. Many had already heard about the book and were very excited to take it back to their schools and use it to support their personal finance instruction. At W!SE, we work every day to help high school teachers improve the financial literacy of their students. The Missing Semester teaches important money basics that supports their efforts"
Executive Vice President
Working In Support of Education (W!SE)
From the Author
The consequences of early financial decisions can be far-reaching, perhaps permanent. While we are grateful for the programs that have implemented The Missing Semester, getting the concepts introduced to the widest audience is far more important. Getting the concepts recognized as essential, and incorporated broadly into the educational system, have been goals since our efforts began. This book is one tool, there are other good ones out there.
Gene & Matt