Grass Valley, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2012
For the second year, Ostrofe Financial Consultants and the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) celebrated financial literacy month by sharing personal financial literacy lessons with students at three Nevada County high schools and the local community. The events featured presentations from Vince Shorb, Chief Marketing Officer of the NFEC and Mike Fronk, an Investment Advisor Representative at Ostrofe Financial Consultants.
Allen Ostrofe, president of Grass Valley-based Ostrofe Financial Consultants, Inc. and former professor of financial planning and long-term investing stated, “I am committed to helping people, both young and old, become better educated about their finances. By sharing information, we hope to empower people and provide them with the financial skills they need to improve their lives and the lives of those they love”.
During the five high school financial literacy events, Shorb, who was featured as the ‘leading youth financial literacy expert’ in an OC Register article, delivered a multimedia presentation that covered lessons on credit, debt, savings and personal development. Fronk shared personal stories of financial lessons he picked up through mentors, study and personal experience. He also donated the book ‘The Richest Man in Babylon’ to the enthusiastic students and the school libraries.
“It’s an amazing feeling having students come up after the presentation that are interested in personal finance,” states Fronk. “I know that even just one of the lessons we shared can protect them from financial problems that many people are facing today”.
The sixth event of the day was a complimentary event for the community. Shorb delivered a presentation designed to help parents and grandparents make informed decisions when formulating college, estate and legacy financial plans for their families. Fronk followed by sharing practical solutions to help those in attendance begin the college planning process.
Vince Shorb states, “It’s great working with an organization that is deeply invested in the local community. Ostrofe shows their commitment year-round to the financial literacy movement by supporting Bear River, Ghidotti and Nevada Union High School financial education programs”.
With clients in 22 states, Ostrofe Financial Consultants, Inc., is located in Grass Valley. Securities and Advisory Services offered through National Planning Corporation (NPC), Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor. Ostrofe Financial Consultants, Inc. is the oldest and largest S.E.C. fee-based, Nevada County-based Registered Investment Advisor (by asset size, based on research 1/11 at adviserinfo.sec.gov) and serves those with investable assets of $500,000 or more. OFC and NPC are separate and unrelated companies. A proponent of long-term diversified investment strategies, the firm specializes in life and goal planning, business planning, generational planning, and estate planning, including trusts* and asset management. *Trusts are offered through an outside third party.
The National Financial Educators Council, a financial education company, has been well-recognized for its ability to educate high school-aged youth in an entertaining way to which young people can easily relate. Leveraging the support of celebrities, sports stars, and the entertainment industry helps raise interest and improve program effectiveness to reach this demographic.