TeenBusiness.com was inspired by the authors of the following books: Teenvestor: The practical Investment Guide For Teens and Their Parents, The Lemonade Stand: A Guide To Encouraging The Entrepreneur in Your Child, and Mad Cash: A First Timer's Guide to Investing $30 to $3,000.
The following are reviews and articles associated with the books.
Barron's chose Teenvestor: The Practical Investment Guide for Teens and their Parents as one of the top investment books in the year it was publishes. Please find below some of the other publicity we've received about our work.
From Money Magazine
"Teenvestor ® was written especially for teenagers, although it's actually a good basic resource for any age....I like this latest book because it encourages parents to come along for the ride and learn about investing, too. It has good, solid (not dumbed down) explanations of investment basics, how to read income statement, understand markets, and so on..."
-- Jean Chatzky, Editor-At-Large, Money Magazine
From Morningstar, The Mutual Fund Authority
"....In many ways, Teenvestor ® bridges the gap between the other two teen-investing books. More in-depth and sophisticated than 'I Want to Be Rich!', it doesn’t assume its readers have had prior exposure to investing or easy access to money the way Street Wise does...."
-- Amy Granzin, Senior Editorial Analyst
From Investor's Business Daily
"The adage about giving a man a fish vs. teaching him to catch his own also applies to your teenagers. Give them money and they'll come back for more. But give them the basics of investing and they'll have the tools to make money on their own. "If you can start motivating interest in the stock market at a young age, you can develop good saving habits in your teenager," said Emmanuel Modu, author of Teenvestor ® : The Practical Investment Guide for Teens and Their Parents".
-- Gary Stern, Investor's Business Daily
From Rush Limbaugh
"...opportunity still exists in abundance. Emmanuel Modu is a young MBA from Wharton. He has written a book called The Lemonade Stand: A Guide To Encouraging The Entrepreneur In Your Child. He tells inspiring stories about how kids as young as ten set up their own small businesses and made something of themselves. Some sixteen-year-olds are supporting their parents on their earnings. It's easy to say that these are a few exceptional kids, but how many kids have we encouraged to take that step?"
--Rush Limbaugh, Nationally Syndicated Talk Show Host and Best-Selling Author
From School Library Journal
"Gr 10 Up-This comprehensive tutorial opens with a discussion of the importance of learning how to manage and invest money and offers both advice and strategies. The authors explain the basics of investing, and then describe how to read and interpret balance sheets and income statements, how to understand the stock market, and how to evaluate and choose stocks for the long-term strategies they recommend. They also cover mutual funds, explain the various ways to purchase stocks, and describe income-tax implications for this audience. Throughout, they encourage "Teenvestors" to visit their Web site for further information and updates. The information is accurate, objective, and helpful. A few tables accompany the text. While this how-to book doesn't really compare to extant works, its strong message that readers need to take charge of their own financial futures and the practical advice it offers to help them do so will ensure an audience for it".
"The Lemonade Stand should be a part of every family's library. It is an inspirational guide for anyone, not just young people, who wants to learn how to start and develop a business."
--James B. Hayes, President and CEO of Junior Achievement Inc. and Former Publisher of Fortune Magazine
From Buy and Hold, Inc.
"Teenvestor ® is presented in a well-organized, easy-to-understand format that emphasizes the benefits of the tried-and-true strategy of starting early and investing regularly in good companies to build wealth over time. Teenvestor ® should be required reading for all high school students and their parents."
--Peter E. Breen, CEO, BUYand Hold, Inc.
"Teenvestor ® by Emmanuel Modu and Andrea Walker was written to help the ever-expanding universe of teens who think playing the market is the next logical step when they're too old for Pokemon cards. ...Both the book and the website are clearly laid out and offer good information in an accessible, and unlike many books aimed toward the younger market, unpatronizing manner...Most teens are not old enough to invest through a regular investment account, so there's a chapter going through the options open to parents of teens, such as custodial account and IRAs..."
--Ms. Spent (Aka Deborah Knuckey), Financial Expert, and Writer. Her work can be seen in popular financial investment sites such as www.msspent.com , www.financialfinesse.com , and www.quote.com, etc.
From The Independent Tribune
"Psst. Find this web site on the internet and bookmark it. TEENVESTOR.COM. Just don't let anyone know you're using it. It's supposed to be for kids. If you want to learn about investing, this is the place to go. It's for teens, but if you won't tell, we won't either. This is good stuff".
-- Marshall Smith, Personal Finance Columnist
Home News Tribune & Asbury Park Press
Article Title: Stocking Up for the Future: Banking On Teen Investors, A Chase Manhattan Executive Has Launched His Second Book -- And An Innovative Website.
(The entire article, written by Staff Writer Cheryl Sarfaty, is about Emmanuel Modu and the book, Teenvestor ®).
Article Title: Your Kids Are "Millionaires-In-Training"
(The article, by Dr. Paul B. Farrell, is about teaching the young how to invest. It lists pointers from the book, Teenvestor ® , on how to get young people interested in investing. See www.cbsmarketwatch.com)
Knight Ridder Newspapers (Same Article By Linda Vanhoose Appeared In Publications Below):
Calgary Herald: "Entrepreneurship Luring Youth."
The Orange County Register: "Kids Can Learn What It Takes To Be Entrepreneurs."
The Buffalo News: "Need A Summer Job? Start Your Own Business."
The Times Union: "Kids Not Too Young To Learn Facts Of Earning."
The Indianapolis Star/The Indianapolis News: "Entrepreneurial X-ers."
Gannett News Service (Same Article By Tricia Serju Appeared In Publications Below)
Florida Today: "Getting Them While They Are Young."
The Salt Lake Tribune: "Young Entrepreneurs Need Support & Guidance From Parents."
The Detroit News: "Entrepreneurial Habits Begin Early."
Reuters (Same Article By Daniel Grebler Appeared In Publications Below)
Calgary Herald: "Hey Kids! Beware Of Corporate Bondage."
The Detroit News: "Starting Out: Entrepreneurial Habits Begin Early."
The Orange County Register: "New On The Bookshelf."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Teaching Your Children To Become Entrepreneurs."
The Orlando Sentinel: "Parents Don’t Teach Children That They Can Grow Up To Be Employers."
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Putting Kids To Work Can Pay Off."
The Idaho Statesman: "Earn It While You’re Young."
The Plain Dealer: "Supporting Interest Of Children In Business."
The Tampa Tribune: "Want Your Kids To Be Rich Someday?"
Forbes Magazine: "Junior Entrepreneurs."
Nation’s Business: "Early Achievers."
Essence:"Taking Care of Business." (Written By Emmanuel Modu).
New York Daily News: "Entrepreneurship That’s Kids’ Stuff."
Entrepreneur Magazine: "Lessons From The Lemonade Stand."
Newark Star Ledger: "Summer Camp For Teenagers Builds Skills For Starting Own Business," "Minding Business: Youths Learn Entrepreneur Skills At Camp," "Building On The Lemonade Stand: Book Explains How To Nurture The Entrepreneur In Children."
Orange County Register: "Teen Learn Ropes."
Princeton Alumni Weekly: Book Review -- "Boosting Business Children."
USA Today: "Young Entrepreneurs Mean Business."
Black Enterprise: A Series Of Articles On "Kidpreneurs". From 1991 To 1997.
Nation’s Business: "Early Achievers."
CNNfn's "In The Money"
Andrea Walker was interviewed by Bill Tucker and Tony Guida on "In The Money." Both the website and the book were featured in the discussion.
Nationally Syndicated radio talk show dubbed "America's First Family of Finance." Check your local stations for the broadcast. In the New York/New Jersey area, the show is on WOR Radio ( 710 AM) from 1-3pm.Co-author Andrea Walker discussed the book, Teenvestor ® and the website.
CNBC's "The Edge"
Emmanuel Modu was interviewed on "The Edge" with Bill Griffith of CNBC. The interview covered the book, Teenvestor ® , as well as the website.
ABC-TV: Eyewitness News. Teen Business Camp, was featured in the evening news.
USA Network: First Business. A one week special on young entrepreneurs was featured in this national morning business television show.
WABC-TV: Making It. Hosted by Roz Abrams of the local ABC Television affiliate in New York City.