Eaglezine 4/5/2024: The Critical Role of Financial Literacy in Shaping Future Generations

eaglezine Apr 05, 2024

65th EAGLE SUMMIT: SEPTEMBER 27 & 28, 2024

  • Financial Literacy Teaching kids is a must!
  • Astonishing Stats Young adults and money
  • Weekly A.I. Tools & Training
  • LIVE MASTERMIND April 10 at Undivided Experience Center
  • Wisdom: Thought from Tom
  • BOOK OF THE WEEK Vanessa Mills' new one: Be Free!

The Critical Role of Financial Literacy in Shaping Future Generations

In an age where financial landscapes are constantly shifting and economic uncertainties loom, one beacon of hope stands out for the younger generation: financial literacy. Understanding the basics of finances, from budgeting to investing, is no longer just an advantage—it's a necessity for navigating the complexities of today's world. As members of a community dedicated to growth and success, it's our responsibility to ensure that the torch of financial knowledge is passed on to the youth, illuminating their path to financial independence and well-being.

Laying the Foundation for Financial Independence

Financial literacy is more than understanding money; it's about making informed and effective decisions through one's life journey. Early education in financial literacy sets the foundation for a lifetime of financial independence and success. It empowers young adults to make smart choices, whether it's saving for their education, investing in their future, or managing debt wisely.

The Ripple Effect of Financial Education

Teaching financial literacy to youth has a ripple effect that extends beyond individual success. It fosters a society of informed consumers, prudent savers, and wise investors. This education helps in reducing the vulnerability to financial fraud and in building a stable economic future. Moreover, it equips young adults with the tools to dream big, achieve their aspirations, and contribute positively to their communities.

Bridging the Gap

Despite its importance, financial literacy is often a missing piece in traditional education systems. This gap leaves many young adults unprepared for the financial realities of adulthood. Community initiatives, mentorship programs, and resources like Vanessa Mills' upcoming book, "Be Free!", play a pivotal role in bridging this gap. By sharing personal journeys and practical steps towards financial freedom, we can inspire and guide the younger generation towards a future where they are not just surviving but thriving.

"Be Free!": A Guide to Financial Empowerment

In line with our discussion on financial literacy, Vanessa Mills' "Be Free!" emerges as a timely resource for young adult professionals aspiring to achieve financial independence. Through her personal journey to retirement at fifty-one, Vanessa illustrates that achieving financial freedom is not a distant dream but a tangible goal. Her book is not just about building wealth; it's a comprehensive guide to living a life that is rich in personal, relational, and spiritual fulfillment.

"Be Free!" serves as a testament to the power of intentional living and financial literacy. It's a call to action for young adults to take control of their financial destinies and embrace a life of freedom and fulfillment.

As we champion the cause of financial literacy among the youth, let us support and promote resources like "Be Free!" that light the way. Together, we can empower the next generation to build financially independent lives, marked by purpose and abundance.

Eagle of the Week

Vanessa Mills
A Beacon of Financial Independence and Empowerment
This week, we are thrilled to spotlight Vanessa Mills, a visionary leader and an inspiring figure within our community. Vanessa's remarkable journey from leading large teams and projects in the technology department of a Fortune 100 company to achieving financial independence and embarking on entrepreneurial ventures is a testament to her determination, strategic acumen, and passion for making a difference.

From Corporate Leader to Empowering Author
After a distinguished 30-year career, Vanessa retired at the age of 51, marking the beginning of an exciting new chapter. Residing in Wisconsin with her fiancé and close to their adult children, Vanessa's retirement is anything but conventional. As the entrepreneurial force behind Stay True Wellness Spa and Stay True Creative Productions, Vanessa channels her expertise into creating ventures that reflect her commitment to wellness, creativity, and community.

Meeting Dr. Tom Hill and Embracing the Call to Write
Vanessa's path crossed with Dr. Tom Hill in 2018, and like many in our community, she received the encouraging nudge, "You have to write a book." This encouragement sparked a journey of starts and stops, culminating in the publication of “Be Free: A Simple and Effective Guide to Achieving Financial Independence.” Through her writing, Vanessa aims to share the wisdom gleaned from her own experiences, offering a roadmap to financial freedom that is both accessible and empowering.

“Be Free!” - A Guide to Intentional Living
"Be Free!" is not just a financial guide; it is Vanessa's heartfelt invitation to young professionals to build lives of financial independence enriched with personal fulfillment. Drawing from her vast experience, Vanessa outlines deliberate steps towards wealth-building, emphasizing the importance of aligning financial goals with a satisfying personal, relational, and spiritual life. Her book embodies her desire to help others achieve their financial goals with greater ease and clarity than her own journey allowed.

A Beacon for the Next Generation
Vanessa Mills stands as a beacon of inspiration and guidance for our community and beyond. Her transition from a corporate leader to a champion of financial independence and entrepreneurship showcases the limitless possibilities that await those willing to pursue their visions with intention and purpose.

We celebrate Vanessa for her contributions to our collective wisdom and for inspiring us to envision and work toward a future marked by financial freedom and enriched living. Let her story and her work inspire us to support one another in our pursuits and to extend that support to the next generation, guiding them towards a path of success and fulfillment.

The Arts & Education: Meet DaySpring

Through excellent training in the arts and innovative academic education, reflecting God’s love and welcoming all, DaySpring is celebrating 30 years!

Our April Mastermind session promises to be an extremely fulfilling session, and you're invited to be a part of it. Join us on April 10th at the new location, The Undivided Experience Center.

DaySpring Arts & Education will be featured. Former Board Member, Claudia Alexander, and current Board Member, Jennifer Graham, are integral part of this organization!

Date: April 10, 2024
Time: 9:30-11:00 AM
Where: The Undivided Experience Center
Chesterfield, MO


A simple and Effective Guide to Achieving Financial Independence
by Vanessa Mills

Most of us long to achieve financial independence. We want to reach a point where we can do what we want, when we want, without concern about time or money. And it's easy to do—particularly if you're a young adult. But you need a guide to take you from where you are to where you want to be.

Be Free! is that guide. Author Vanessa Mills shows how she started building wealth in her early twenties, so she could retire at age fifty-one after taking intentional, deliberate steps. Following her example, you can not only build a life of financial freedom but embrace a way of living that's satisfying on a personal, relational, and spiritual level too.

The purpose of this book is to inspire young adult professionals to build intentional, financially independent lives where they're fulfilled in both their careers and in their personal lives.





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Note from the Editor:

Hey Eagles,

As we soar into another month of growth and transformation, I've been reflecting on the incredible journey we're on together. Our shared commitment to not just achieving but exceeding our goals is what makes this community so special. It's about more than just professional success; it's about building a life that's rich in every sense of the word.

Unlocking Growth with GrowthDay

This month, I want to share something that's been a game-changer for me and could be for you too: GrowthDay. Imagine having access to the world's top minds in motivation, business, wellness, and mindset coaching at your fingertips. With GrowthDay, that's exactly what you get. Developed by Brendon Burchard, this platform is a treasure trove of wisdom from speakers and coaches who usually charge upwards of $50,000 per keynote.

Why am I telling you this? Because it aligns perfectly with what we're all about. GrowthDay's mission to facilitate self-improvement and success mirrors our own aims within the Eagle community. The insights and strategies from these top coaches can be the fuel that powers our journey to extraordinary lives.

The Power of Community and Live Learning

What makes GrowthDay stand out is its focus on live, interactive learning - much like our own monthly mastermind sessions and the Eagle Summit. There's something about the live element, the feeling of being part of a moment, that makes the learning experience so much more impactful.

This ties back to why our masterminds and the Eagle Summit are so crucial. They're not just meetings or events; they're opportunities to engage with each other and with ideas that challenge us to grow. It's in these settings that we're exposed to new perspectives, inspired to stretch our boundaries, and supported as we take bold steps toward our goals.

A Call to Action

As we continue to build our extraordinary lives, let's lean into these opportunities for growth. Check out GrowthDay and see how it can complement your journey. And remember, our monthly mastermind sessions and the upcoming Eagle Summit are your arenas to connect, learn, and soar.

I encourage you all to not only participate but to invite someone in your circle who you believe would benefit from and contribute to our community. Sharing the wealth of knowledge and the power of our network can only make us stronger and more vibrant.

Here's to a month filled with learning, growth, and the kind of success that resonates on every level. I can't wait to see where this journey takes us, both as individuals and as a community.

Fly high,

Sandy Wardenburg Waggett
T.H.E. Impact Network
MSW Interactive Designs
[email protected]

Sandy Waggett, Partner
Editor, The Eaglezine
Certified High-Performance Coach
Maxwell Leadership Coach
Owner of MSW Interactive Designs
Digital Marketing Agency

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