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How Money Works Educator - Mark Patterson

Mark Patterson

HowMoneyWorks Educator

115 S 6th St Apt 11
Adel, Iowa 50003

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The global literacy rate for all adults is expected to reach 90% by 2030.

  • 2020

  • 2022

  • 2024

  • 2026

  • 2028

  • 2030

HowMoneyWorks has set a goal to elevate global financial literacy to the same level by that same date.

Our Mission is to Eradicate financial illiteracy worldwide.

It’s time to close the gap between those who know how money works and those who don’t—the suckers. It’s time to break the cycle of endless debt, foolish spending, and financial cluelessness, so anyone who wants to take control of their financial future has the knowledge to make it happen.

Meet The Cast

Meet the Castof HowMoneyWorks

Financial Literacy

is understanding how to earn, spend, save, manage, and invest money. Simply put, it’s knowing how money works.

Financial Illiteracy

on the other hand, is NOT knowing how money works, which can make you financially unwell... for life.

Statistics reveal the Widespread Damage financial illiteracy has caused in the U.S. alone.

$307 Billionis the amount mismanaged personal finances cost Americans in 2019.

Source: National Financial Educators Council Survey

Take a look at these facts that reveal the damage financial illiteracy has caused in America:

Source: Forbes

  • 44%

    of Americans don’t have enough cash to cover a $400 emergency.

  • 43%

    of student loan borrowers are not making payments.

  • 38%

    of households in America have credit card debt.

  • 33%

    of American adults have zero retirement savings.

The HowMoneyWorks strategy focuses onLeveraging Educationto stop the cycle of illiteracy and reverse the damage.

HowMoneyWorks, headquartered in the U.S., has a laser-focused commitment to create innovative books, classroom training, online resources, and a worldwide network of educators that are available to everyone on the planet.

Global Education
Shattered sucker

3 Ways

you can help HowMoneyWorks achieve its goal:

  • Read The Book

    Read The Book

    When you do, the human race is one person closer to reaching 90% of global financial literacy. Everyone counts!

    About the Book
  • Read The Book

    Attend The Class

    Whether it’s at a school, office, online, or one of our Learning Centers, take advantage of our in-person instruction.

    Inquire About Classes
  • Become An Educator

    Become An Educator

    To reach more communities, educators are needed. If our mission and material resonate with you, consider joining us.

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Contact me to get a copy of the book, attend a class, or learn about becoming a HowMoneyWorks Educator.

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Meet the cast ofHowMoneyWorks

Get to know the stars of the book who learn with you, have fun along the way, and help bring it all to life.

  • About Dana

    HowMoneyWorks is about helping people never be taken advantage of again. No one wants to be a sucker!

    Dana

    42, Hospital DirectorSmart and energetic, Dana is the kind of high-performing executive everyone wants to be in the room with. Everyone except those who arenʼt doing their jobs. Why? Because they all know Dana doesn’t play.

  • About Clark

    Yeah, Dana, but most people don’t want to be a student, either. That’s why we make it easy and fun. I’d like to think I have something to do with that.

    Clark

    36, Ride Share DriverHe has a “brilliant” idea for an app if he could just raise enough cash... from anyone who wants in on the dream. Until then, it’s the ride share thing. Flexible hours. No cubicles. Captive audience. Whatʼs not to love?

  • About Mei

    Just like an illness must be fought with medicine, financial illiteracy must be fought with education.

    Mei

    56, History ProfessorMeiʼs students all share two fond memories from her class. Her favorite expression: “Itʼs possible to be both nice and precise.” And “Jeopardy Day”, when the students get to be contestants and Mei gets to be Alex Trebek.

  • About Zoey

    Great point, professor! You either become a student of how money works and take control of your money—or you stay a sucker.

    Zoey

    19, University StudentZoey can’t decide between physical therapy or marine biology. The choice would be simpler if people were as appreciative as animals when you do something nice for them. And by “people” she means her roommates.

  • About T.J.

    That was deep, Mei and Zoey! But I just want to say—check me out in the book!

    T.J.

    32, Medical SalesTJ was made for sales and sales were made for TJ. Heʼs got the only infectious things any doctor would ever want in their office—a deadly smile and a killer personality.

  • About Sarah

    You know, TJ, it doesn’t hurt to think a little deeper once in a while.

    Sarah

    49, Real Estate AgentSome may forget to dot their iʼs and cross their tʼs, but not Sarah. Especially not in the word “stickler.” While not known for tact, Sarahʼs honesty and persistence have helped her remain a top producer for over a decade.

  • About George

    It’s never too late to teach an old dog to learn a new trick—or learn how to save a few bucks.

    George

    67, Retired Military OfficerCivilian life suits George well. Aside from restoring the old Mustang, he Facebooks with friends, FaceTimes with family, and facepalms over todayʼs teens, who could all benefit from a butt-kicking bootcamp...in his opinion.

  • About Hector

    What are you waiting for? Read the book and change your life!

    Hector

    28, Restaurant OwnerA born motivator, Hector runs a small fleet of food trucks. Social media made his sandwiches a city-wide success, which is why he named the business, “Social Sandwich”.