Financial Mastery for the Career Teacher
- Gene Siciliano, C.M.C., C.P.A. - Western Management Associates
Student Teaching/Field Experience
"This book should be given to every new teacher as soon as they sign their teaching contract."
—Cathy D. Hicks, Induction Program Director
San Dieguito Union High School District, Encinitas, CA
"Siciliano's gem of a book is crammed with sage financial advice. He reminds us that we need to approach financial planning the way we approach teaching: clear-eyed, armed with facts, and with our eyes on the prize."
—Janet Carroll, District Principal of Human Resources
Chilliwack School District and CSD Mentor Program, BC, Canada
The money management book that no educator can afford to be without!
Teaching has many rewards, including the opportunity to change young people's lives and make a meaningful difference in a community every day. However, despite the important work they do, teachers often find themselves struggling to survive on a teaching salary.
Written by certified financial advisor and award-winning speaker Gene Siciliano, Financial Mastery for the Career Teacher is a comprehensive yet concise primer for educators balancing modest salaries with skyrocketing expenses in challenging economic times. The author covers the personal finance questions and concerns that all educators face, including:
- Providing for a family on a teacher's salary
- Making every dollar stretch
- Buying a home
- Managing debt
- Planning for retirement
- Understanding and purchasing insurance
- Investing in the stock market or real estate
- Taxes and tax planning
Start planning your financial future now so you can have a fulfilling career as a teacher and still come out ahead!
Once you have Financial Mastery for the Career Teacher in hand, you will gain access to Excel worksheets that automate concepts and calculations found throughout the book, using formats similar to examples in the book. You enter assumptions and the models will do the calculating to help you learn how to use the concept to make better financial decisions and plan for your future.
"I wish I’d had this book when I began my teaching career many years ago. It is written in a practical, easy-to-understand format with multiple examples and recommendations. This book should be given to every new teacher as soon as they sign their teaching contract. While it is written specifically for teachers, I think everyone could benefit from the author’s knowledge."
"Siciliano’s gem of a book is crammed with sage financial advice on topics as far-ranging as budgets and financial goal setting, estate planning, and tips on playing the stock market. Siciliano really knows his stuff, and he writes with such calm, good-natured authority on the full range of financial topics, in a style that is so relaxed and easy going, that you can’t help but feel that you are getting top-notch financial advice from a favorite uncle. He reminds us that we need to approach financial planning the way we approach teaching: clear-eyed, armed with facts, and with our eyes on the prize."