Teachers are a remarkable group of people. In their work they use a combination of art and science to reach their students. They mix compassion with sternness and understanding to manage their classrooms. Yet, despite the fact that they work with the future each day, teachers are notoriously bad when it comes to their own finances. Teachers make an easy target for unscrupulous salespeople offering financial products with high fees and low yields. Often, these salespeople are invited into the teacher’s lounge, with free donuts, and act as if they’ve passed a rigorous examination in order to be there. Unfortunately, teachers are also prey for politicians and those that are ruining the state-managed teacher retirement systems across the country. It’s time for teachers to take control of their personal finances so that they can feel secure while facing an uncertain future. In this book, Michael Fridgen presents nine homework assignments that will give teachers the tools they need to learn about this most important aspect of life. Written in an easy to understand style, Fridgen uses his own experience as a teacher with his knowledge of finances to break complicated projects into manageable tasks.