The Shriver Report – Jackie Cummings Koski

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Jackie Cummings Koski

Jackie Cummings Koski is an award-winning author and financial literacy advocate dedicated to raising America’s Financial IQ.  Overcoming a very poor childhood, she managed to give her daughter a better life by making wise financial decisions and passed those lessons on to her in a book titled, Money Letters 2 my Daughter. The book is a entertaining series of short, witty letters that touch on the most important money matters Koski wanted to share with her teenage daughter.  Now, she travels around the country speaking to groups as young as high school students about the crucial topic of money and personal finance.

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