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STAMFORD, CT, January 24, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Martin Edelston, founder and chair of Boardroom Inc., publisher of America's largest consumer newsletter, Bottom Line/Personal, has teamed with Rutgers Business School to create a new undergraduate course, Love and Money: Valuable Lessons for Life. "My business is all about telling people what they need to know to lead better lives," says Edelston, a Rutgers alumnus. "The idea was to give that same advice to college students."
Convinced that college students could benefit tremendously from such real-life lessons, Edelston and his executives at Boardroom set out to underwrite a business course unlike any other.
Designed by economist Susan Feinberg, Associate Professor of Management and Global Business at RBS, the course will teach students important personal-finance and life-management skills through scholarly readings, in-class exercises, and presentations by distinguished guest speakers.
"Literally everyone I talk to who has heard about 'Love and Money' tells me, 'I wish I'd taken a class like that in college,'" Feinberg said. "We feel that it's important to not only educate students for their careers, but also to empower them to make strategic decisions that will help them manage their own personal career and financial goals, and to provide them with tools to better navigate challenges that they will face in life."
The first 18 sessions of "Love and Money" will focus on such topics as financial planning, investment strategies, budgeting, managing credit cards and debt, and making major purchases. The subsequent 10 sessions will examine the key ingredients for a fulfilling life, such as choosing a rewarding career, personal finance, successful negotiation and communication, achieving work-life balance, setting life goals, cultivating healthy relationships, and preparing for and managing major life changes.
"As a native of Newark, I know as much as anyone how valuable a course like this can be going into the real world from college. The goal of my company's newsletters is to help our readers make better sense of a complex world. It has always been my dream to bring the same kind of useful and practical advice to college students. This partnership with RBS - one of America's premier business schools - is making my dream possible."
Marty Edelston founded his company, Boardroom Inc., to solve a problem that had been irking him for years: when it came to some of the most pressing life questions, it was often difficult to find clear, concise, authoritative answers.
Today, Boardroom publishes America's largest consumer newsletter, Bottom Line/Personal, which has a monthly readership of well over 1 million. It offers no-nonsense, expert advice on things like shopping for a mortgage, planning for retirement, tips for a long-lasting marriage, and foods that can help keep seasonal allergies at bay.
http://news.rutgers.edu/focus/issue.2008-01-22.1717181631/article.200 ... 8579092735
http://www.alumni.rutgers.edu/s/896/indexNoRot.aspx?sid=896&gid=1&pgi ... alcid=1289
Information about Boardroom's many publications, newsletters, e-letters and books are available at http://www.BottomLineSecrets.com
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