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Lincoln-Way East Teacher to be Guest on “The Dave Ramsey Show”
Thursday, April 16, 2020

A Lincoln-Way East teacher will be a live guest on the nation’s third largest radio show on Monday, April 20.

Personal Finance teacher Jason Pearson will share some of the amazing things his students are doing both in and out of the classroom on “The Dave Ramsey Show.”

“I am one of the eldest teachers in the country in regards to his [Dave Ramsey] curriculum, Foundation in Personal Finance,” said Mr. Pearson. “Personal Finance as a standalone class, in the scope of education, is relatively new. I have been teaching it for 12 years, and nearly 2,000 students have enrolled in the class. More than 180 Lincoln-Way East students are enrolled in the class this year, and we have 340 enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year.”

Mr. Pearson will speak about how Lincoln-Way has made Personal Finance a graduation requirement option and share stories of how his students have already taken this information and started to make smarter financial decisions.

The foundations of the class are
• Saving
• Budgeting
• Investing for Retirement
• Paying for college
• Dangers of debt
• Power of cash
• How to wisely choose a college/major/career
• Job interview skills (How to write a resume/How to perform in a job interview)
• Negotiating prices on goods/knowing where to look for deals

“The Dave Ramsey Show” is third largest nationally syndicated talk radio show and has more than 16 million listeners a week, broadcasted on more than 600 radio stations in the United States.

Dave Ramsey has been America's trusted voice on money and business since 1992. He has written 15 books, seven New York Times Best Sellers, his most famous being "The Total Money Makeover.” More than five million adults have taken his financial literacy class, Financial Peace University.

Mr. Pearson will be live on “The Dave Ramsey Show” on Monday, April 20, 1:15-1:30 p.m. Listen live on the following platforms:
• Spotify
• Pandora
• IHeartRadio
• YouTube
• SiriusXM Channel 110
• Chicago Radio 95.9FM and 1590AM

Or watch the interview live on Dave Ramsey's website: https://www.daveramsey.com/show/?snid=show.listen-watch.