On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, David Domzalski of the Financial Bin spoke with Mitchell Weiss, Author of Life Happens: A Practical Guide to Personal Finance from College Through Career and professor of Finance at Hartford University.
Mitch, a former lender and financial CEO, has a unique perspective on the financial lives of young adults. Unlike any other personal finance book on the market, Mitch’s new ebook, “Life Happens,” comes from a different voice: a banker, financial services entrepreneur, consultant, professor, and parent of two college graduates.
Mitch delivers straight talk on student loans and mortgage loans, debit cards and credit cards, apartment leases and auto leases, cash management, career planning, and more and his experience on the “front lines” gives “Life Happens” a truly authentic voice.
We asked Mitch —
1. Can you give us a brief account of what you did prior to writing Life Happens and becoming a finance professor?
2. Tell us about your book – Life Happens.
3. Can you tell us about the Center of Personal Financial Responsibility you helped co-found at Hartford? Why do believe this information is not a focus in high school and college?
4. What is your students’ main concern from a financial perspective?
5. I was taking a look at your blog. You have an article there from March 8th that talks about Strategic Default. Can you walk us through what that is and give us the basics?
6. If you could give the members of Gen Y one tip, what would it be?
7. How can listeners get in contact with you, read your blog, and buy your book?
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