The one tree money CAN grow on!
When Arnie approached me with the idea for AllowanceTree, I immediately knew it was something I had to be a part of. As a former student of Arnie's, I have benefitted from his passion and enthusiasm for teaching. His ability to make sessions engaging, interesting, and entertaining helped me learn and apply new concepts, that, even though our lessons were many years ago, I still recall to this day. That is why, at a time when our society is collectively experiencing the ill effects of poor financial decision making at the individual, household, and governmental level, I jumped at the opportunity to create a platform that teaches the next generation financial responsibility. While developing AllowanceTree, I wanted to create a tool that taught the important lessons while being something that I could honestly have seen myself using growing up. I began making websites when I was 10 years old. The web offered a new and exciting frontier where anyone, regardless of age or background, could achieve success with the right ideas and skills. Rather than having the traditional "lemonade stand" that many kids that age would have had, the Internet served as my entrepreneurial playground. Working as a freelance web developer, by the time I was 12 I was making websites for thousands of dollars at a time. I incorporated my first company at the age of 14. My experiences during this time were invaluable to my development. By the time I was in high school I had navigated my way through countless business negotiations. Along the way I had authored contracts, filed tax returns, invested in the stock market, written business plans, sought investment, and much more. These early forays into the business world helped lay a foundation of financial knowledge that has proven useful for me. As a result, I am strongly of the belief that the sooner you start learning about real world financial decision making, the better. I attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where I graduated at the age of 21 with a simultaneous BA and MA in political science magna cum laude. After achieving an LSAT score of 175/180, I was admitted into Columbia Law School. I have since deferred my admission to CLS in order to pursue AllowanceTree. In many ways, AllowanceTree is a reflection of our mutual desire to share knowledge with the younger generation through an innovative, interactive, and rewarding platform. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we enjoy providing it for you.
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