New Book Provides Financial Advice for the Under-Thirty Crowd

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An Oprah guest at 17, twenty-four year old Lesley Scorgie, author of Rich By Thirty: A Young Adult's Guide to Financial Success, gives the under-thirty crowd the tools they need to achieve financial success -- and shows them how to make it work for them.

In her new book, Rich by Thirty (Key Porter Books, $12.95 paperback), Lesley Scorgie shares the secrets of her financial success and provides young adults with the facts and stats needed for financial stability. From tips and hints on how to save, to more advanced information on investment vehicles and opportunities, Rich by Thirty provides practical advice and solid information for those looking to learn about money and get into healthy financial habits, and for parents seeking to educate their children about financial basics.

By the time Lesley was seventeen, she was asked by Oprah Winfrey to appear on a show entitled "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth." Since then she has made numerous television and media appearances all centered on her ability to grow her finances. Lesley Scorgie, now twenty-four, currently owns her own home and by the time she retires, will have millions of dollars in savings and assets -- all by sticking to her mantra: the earlier we start, the more successful we can be.

In Rich by Thirty, Lesley Scorgie provides easy-to-follow tips about how to budget as well as detailed information about the benefits and pit falls of savings, investments and credit cards. She gives young adults an insider's look at the financial industry and shows them how to make it work for them.

Topics covered include:

  • the differences between saving and investing
  • the reasons a young person should invest
  • the dangers of unrealistic expectations
  • how to choose the right investment vehicle for every investment style

Written in Lesley's friendly accessible voice, Rich by Thirty should be required reading for anyone under the age of thirty.

About LESLEY SCORGIE: Lesley Scorgie has been writing and speaking about young adult finances for six years. She has made numerous television appearances, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, MTV (Canada) and Montel Williams, and her financial writing has appeared in publications such as Cosmo Girl, The Calgary Herald, and Maclean's. She has worked at the Royal Bank of Canada and as a spokesperson for Canada Savings Bonds. Lesley graduated from the University of Alberta with an honors bachelor's degree in marketing and finance. After a few years in the Canadian financial industry, she now works with a non-profit organization.

To request a review copy and/or arrange to interview the author, contact: Deborah Sloan, 978.684.5005.

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