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Publishing A Helpful Finance Book

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Raised by 28 people in 10 months
If you've ever said, "I wish I had this information when I was younger," then you know how importance this project will be. Here's my story...

I found myself, as a 30 year old, weeping on the carpet.  In one hand I held a $60,000 student loan bill and in the other hand, an $8,000 credit card bill. Wondering how I got here, the weeping become uncontrollable.

 
I will never forget that moment because it was the starting point of why I’m asking for your help today. That struggle, and victory, led me to start the process of publishing my first book on financial freedom.

 

As a 30 year old, I had a negative net worth of -$50,000 and, even though I had a UCLA degree, I didn’t understand basic financial principles. Have you ever found yourself in similar circumstances? After that unforgettable night, I dove head first into understanding why so many people were in this same dire situation.

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Since then, my husband and I paid off $100,000 worth of debt. We learned the financial strategies that made us successful and we became better at managing our finances. We also excelled in being creative with increasing our net worth as well as building wealth for our family and our community. Nevertheless, through it all, I realized that it’s a game.

 

It’s a money game.

 

In my book, I focus on the offense of the money game, like budgeting, understanding your numbers (net worth, credit, debt payoff plan and savings). On the other hand, I also explain the defensive plays of this game – the psychological aspect of money, the advertising and the identity tricks that are affecting you without your knowledge.

 

I talk about it all.

 

Throughout the book I give strategies on how to identify and combat these forces. My readers will learn how to win at this money game and use money as a tool to live a life of purpose rather than a life of reaction, stress and lack.

 

My personal experience is a living example of how accessing  quality information and using creativity and psychology can improve your money situation. I’ve been teaching these strategies in my workshops where I live and with Alumni360 (the non-profit  financial literacy group I founded in 2014 for students from low-income backgrounds). Now, I feel compelled to share my knowledge with more people, possibly with the world.

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There are so many young people who let money manage them instead of managing their money. They need someone they can connect with. They need someone to show the way and make it engaging and hopeful.

 

I desire to be that someone.

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Thank you for your support of this project and thank you for sharing this page with your community. If you wish you had solid financial education when you were starting out in life, I appreciate you for supporting me in giving that very gift to others around the world.


Blessings,

Genein Letford,
Bachelors of Art, Psychology, UCLA
Masters of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, CSUN
Certified Financial Coaching, Light University

 

 
WHY AM I RAISING FUNDS?
—International Distribution
—Editorial Cost
—Book Publishing Consulting
—Book Interior and Cover Design
—ISBN Assignment
—Library of Congress Number
—U.S. Copyright Registration
—E-Book Format and Distribution
—Printed Book Format and Distribution
—Alumni360 Student Copies
—Promotional Cost and Materials


 REWARDS

$25 - A personal thank you on Genein's webpage and an electronic copy of the book

$50 - All of the above and a signed copy of the book. Get your name is a published book with a short shoutout at the back of the book!

$100 All of the above and your name will be in the credits of the book (if submitted before publishing date - if not, it will be in the next book) with an extra message!

$250 All of the above and a special printed recognition at the book release party and speaking engagements in 2019

$500 All of the above and a special invite to our mastermind team dinner with thought leaders and visionaries

$1000 All of the above and a one on one filmed interview with you on finances or your topic of choice

$5000+  All of the above and your personal story/financial experience in my next book 'Create and Grow Rich': Creative Health for Financial Wealth'.  Also, you'll be able to contribute a personal blog post sharing your experience and/or opinion on a financial topic.

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TESTIMONIALS

Genein is passionate and you can tell there’s so much excitement and enthusiasm because this is coming from a place where she was. This wasn’t just a general lecture, this was her talking from the heart and from a place of perseverance. She was able to inspire our audience while teaching them about their financial futures and their road to happiness.

Alyson Beckman, Associate Director, Bruins Traditions, UCLA

Genein Letford is an unstoppable force of inspiration and change. She actively engages her audience and prompts them to think critically about the choices they have made and will make within their lives. Her actions are nothing short of critical and necessary within the world of education!

Jennifer Frias, M.A.
Assistant Director of Student Programming and Commuter Services
Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles

Genein, Thank you so much for the most honest, relatable, and down to earth presenting on personal finance that I've ever been to! - Seba

Your jokes, honestly, transparency and tips make for a great class and I'm so glad you chose to share with us. So excited to get my money all the way together. - Danielle

Genein, Thank you for your knowledge , experience, humor, and wisdom. I'm taking your advice to heart and I'm excited to create the financial happiness of my dreams. - Meaghan
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The book is here in print!!Check out the video of me and my son opening the box for the first time. It hit #1 in 5 US finance categories and in the top three in Japan, Australia and Mexico! :)

I am excited to sign the books for those of you who matched that giving goal and send it out to you! I'll be emailing out the pdf versions for that giving level. Please email me your address and email through GoFundme or directly if you have my info.

Thank you once again for your support! It means alot.

Keep doing work that matters!

Genein
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The book reached Best Seller status during my promotion!! It even charted in Japan and Australia! I’ll be getting hard copies soon and sending them out for that donation level! But thank you to ALL of you who supported me! I hope you got to read your name and message in the back of the book!
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Well the day is finally here! The e-book is done and after I receive a few reviews and downloads I will be doing the back cover for the printed book! I will be sending out the e-book PDF to you soon. Here is the link if you wanted to see it on Amazon. It's .99 cents now if you wanted to share it and/or review it. :) Thank you again for your support! You all rock!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TDD52WL
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Well it's June 1st and I submitted the final changes to the my publishing company. It feels surreal at this point but I know it will REALLY feel surreal when it is actually in my hand. I wrote the first words to book this almost three years ago. After some setbacks, a baby and other life shocks, I'm amazed it is finally done.

THANK YOU again for your support and encouragement! It was fun writing to you and listing your names in the acknowledgement section . Your legacy now includes this project that will hopefully change many lives around the world. I'll be in touch when the final book is out! :) Until then, keep doing work that matters!

Blessings!

Genein
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