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Neale Godfrey is the CEO and President of Green$treet Commons and Chairman of The Children’s Financial Network. She’s a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 26 books empowering children and their families to take charge of their financial lives.
Godfrey explains how parents can teach the next generation how to be rich and appreciative. She thinks youngsters need to learn how to give back as well.
Godfrey wraps up the discussion by giving advice to kids who will be facing the burden of rising healthcare, education, and inflationary costs.
Neale S. Godfrey is an acknowledged expert on family and children’s finances. She has been in the financial field for over 30 years. She began her career as one of the first female executives at The Chase Manhattan Bank. She then became the President of The First Women’s Bank and founder of The First Children’s Bank. That started the conversation about children and money in the United States. Neale formed Children’s Financial Network, Inc to promote the mission of education for children and their parents. She has authored 16 books dealing with money, life skills and values.
Neale’s first adult book, MONEY DOESN’T GROW ON TREES: A PARENT’S GUIDE TO RAISING FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE CHILDREN became #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List.
In addition to her books, Neale has developed THE ONE AND ONLY COMMON SENSE/CENTS SERIES, the first money curriculum for Grades 1 to 8 along with a CD-ROM, MONEY TOWN, for children from kindergarten through eighth grade. Neale is a dedicated and serious advocate for women. Her books and programs aim to empower women to take charge of their financial lives. She has two books for women, MAKING CHANGE and MOM, INC.: TAKING YOUR WORK SKILLS HOME. She frequently speaks on the subject to groups focusing on assistance to women as well as supporting the education of their children. Presently, she is on the board of directors of UNIFEM (United Nations Agency for International Women’s Rights) and has held successful fundraisers for them. Neale is available to corporations both domestic and international to make keynote presentations, conduct seminars, and act as a spokesperson. She has been a speaker for Merrill Lynch, Paine Webber, AIG, AG Edwards, Fleet and New York Life. She has served as national spokesperson for Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Fidelity Bank, Quaker Oats, UPS, AIG, Proctor & Gamble and Nuveen. Recently, she has been selected as spokesperson for AOL Cash Card. She is a financial literacy advocate for the American Bankers Association.