Parent-Teen Workshop “Preparing for Financial Independence”

Thumbnail image for wp library 3.jpg White Plains Public Library to host Parent-Teen Workshop “Preparing for Financial Independence” as part of its “Allstate Readiness Series”
Teens and their parents are invited to a fun and interactive panel discussion, “Preparing for Financial Independence,” on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at 7 p.m., at the White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave. The program will cover what teens need to know about money–earning it, spending it wisely, investing, basics of credit cards, and making that major investment in a college education. The workshop is free, and is a part of the “Allstate Readiness Series,” a year-long series of community education programs on financial literacy and teen safe driving, funded through a grant from the Allstate Foundation to the White Plains Library Foundation. Refreshments will be served. wp library 4.jpg
Our guests include two teen entrepreneurs, Tory Molnar and Nick Krichevsky, who will share their success stories about how they launched their businesses and earned their own money. Tory Molnar, a Pennsylvania resident, is an outstanding 14-year-old entrepreneur and CEO of Utoria (, a direct sales company designed to help teenage girls earn money and learn about business. Nick Krichevsky is a student at Albert Leonard Middle School in New Rochelle, and the CEO and founder of iFixYourTech, a successful computer consulting business that was recently featured in Westchester Magazine.
The teens will be joined by three financial professionals offering expert advice on how to make smart decisions about spending money, investing, and paying for college. Jacqueline Cicale and Loren Fishkind, members of the Werbitt Cicale Team at Merrill Lynch in White Plains, NY, are experienced investment advisors dedicated to educating people on budgeting, saving, investing, and portfolio diversification. Carolyn Cohen is an independent educational consultant and founder of Pathways for College. She helps students and families conduct effective college searches and evaluate college costs and financial aid packages.
The program will be moderated by Beth Feldman, founder of, an online community for parents.
The White Plains Library Foundation, a non-profit organization, was incorporated in 1995 to raise funds to help meet the long-range goals of the White Plains Public Library. The Foundation’s work supports a wide range of programs and initiatives that promote literacy, educational achievement, career development, and lifelong learning.
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Allstate and The Allstate Foundation sponsor community initiatives to promote safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. The Allstate Foundation believes in the financial potential of every individual and in helping America’s families achieve their American dream.
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