My Work: Educate youth and adults about money management using research-based personal finance tools to prepare them for life after school and life after work.

My Roots:  Rural Missouri, born and raised!

My Passion(s): Family, finance and adventuring in the outdoors

My Hero: Geraldine Weiss, “The Grand Dame of Dividends”

My Favorite Quote: “The most important investment you can make is in yourself.” – Warren Buffett

My Favorite Personal Finance Tool/Resource: Other finance educators and specialists; networking and learning from other experts in the field (and asking them lots of questions) is a great way to see things in a new way

My Advice To Someone Going Through the AFC certification Program: Read all the books and answer the questions in the Personal Finance textbook at the end of each chapter – there are tons of “real life” scenarios and process questions. Complete the Study Guide and re-read where you find weak points. 

My Way of “Meeting People Where They Are”: Listen and then listen some more.  Share my own life stories and struggles.

Follow me on:
Twitter: @wealthandwild

My Question for Colleagues/Peers: What are your favorite money-related books?  (I’m always looking for new things to read.)

Respond to Ashley’s question in the comments section below and follow AFCPE on social media to engage with our #FinLitMonth spotlight questions, tips and fun facts throughout the month of April. 

April 11, 2018

Ashley Bales, AFC® candidate, AFCPE® Member
Family Financial Education Specialist/University of Missouri Extension

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