Back to school
School is starting soon (cue muffled cheering from parents, loud moans from children). Make this the year that you get involved in education. If you're a parent, reach out to the schools your children attend. Work with your community schools even if you're not a parent. Consider contacting schools you attended yourself. Here are some tips for getting involved:
- Be a tutor
- Organize an evening meeting with parents to discuss financial planning issues
- Offer to speak to high school students about borrowing, bank accounts, and credit
- Help with events
- Join a fundraising campaign and offer to print flyers explaining the tax benefits of contributing
Okay, this is just a short list - now it's your turn to come up with more ideas. Send me your ideas and stories and I'll share them with the rest of the audience.
Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.
Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.
Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.