The Franklin Fi is a riotous novel about four high schoolers learning to invest in the stock market. The friends learn the hard way, as they get their first jobs and begin to save for their futures. The Franklin Fi is the first installment of the three-part series which sets the stage for the friends as they venture onto Wall Street.
Author Shane Dillon generated The Franklin Fi Series while bicycling across Europe, laying the groundwork in Spain and reaching the conclusion near the Black Sea in Romania. Shane Dillion has a degree in finance from the University of Missouri, an MBA from Sonoma State University, specializing in the Wine Industry, and twenty years of stock market experience. He hopes this story of financial freedom will inspire the next generation of bike-riding, yoga-loving, world travelers to dive deeper into the world of investment leading to a future of financial freedom.
Why is personal finance not taught to young adults in high school and universities?
The Franklin Fi is here for high schoolers, college students, and other beginning investors looking for pointers to start their education in personal finance and get a few laughs in the process.
The basis of The Franklin Fi is to provide upstart youth their first personal finance lesson. Shane Dillon’s aim is to demystify personal finance and provide a crash course towards making important life decisions which may lead to achieving financial freedom in the future.
This book teaches the basics of the stock market and depicts four distinct investment styles in the personalities of the main characters. So come along! Join Franklin Fi, Sam “not so” Smooth, Logi “logical” Laru, and Malibu Martin in this personal finance adventure!
Join Franklin Fi and his band of misfits as they learn about:
A Beginner’s Investment Strategy
Stocks, Index Funds, Mutual Funds, Bonds, and Penny Stocks
Personal Profit and Loss Statement
The pro’s and con’s of a four-year university, community college, and a trade school
Opening an Investment Account
Value Investing vs Growth Investing
How to get your first job
The Power of Compounding Interest
Dollar Cost Averaging
Tracking a Savings Rate
The book makes for a great graduation gift for high school and college students, along with other beginning investors.
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Author Shane Dillon wrote The Franklin Fi Series while bicycling across Europe, laying the groundwork in Spain and reaching the conclusion near the Black Sea in Romania. Shane Dillon has a degree in finance from the University of Missouri, an MBA from Sonoma State University specializing in the Wine Industry, and twenty years of stock market experience. He hopes this story of financial freedom will inspire the next generation of bike-riding, yoga-loving, world travelers to dive deeper into the world of investment leading to a future of financial freedom.
Shane Dillon is in the constant pursuit of adventure. Over the last two years, he has ridden his trusty bicycle, Disco, across the United States and twelve countries in Europe. Yes, the name of his bike is Disco. He came up with the name Disco as a joke. Most people think of going to a bar or discoteca as fun, whereas Shane thinks cycling across a country is fun.
Shane studied finance at the University of Missouri. After college, he worked on the trading floor at a financial institution in San Francisco. He decided fairly quickly that fighting over other people’s money on a trading floor wasn’t his idea of making a living. He wanted more from life than a desk job, he yearned for adventure. Although working a corporate job in finance wasn’t for him, it did provide him with invaluable knowledge of finance and investing.
After a couple of years on the trading floor, he moved on to his next big adventure. On his twenty-fifth-birthday, he took off to backpack across South America; somewhat of a quarter-life crisis. While in South America, he reconnected with his love for nature. He traveled through Patagonia with his fly rod and camped at every opportunity. Without a care in the world, he trekked across seven South American countries.
Upon his return to the states, Shane moved to Sonoma County, California to work in the wine industry. Over the next eleven years, he lived in a small house in the mountains of Northern California and worked on a vineyard.
Shane had neither TV or the internet at his house, which enabled him to discover his creativity and his passion for photography. On weekends, he used photography as his excuse to travel. During the week, he spent endless hours editing his images. At the same time in his life, he became a voracious reader. Over the course of those eleven years, Shane read every financial book he could get his hands on. Learning skills in financial knowledge, he saved much of his earnings and invested in the stock market, eventually setting him free from the nine-to-five rat race.
During this period, a bond of creativity and his love for finance was formed. These two influences would one day lead him to write The Franklin Fi series, three hilarious novels about teenagers learning to invest in the stock market and make important decisions which would guide their futures.
Currently, Shane is loving life, fulfilling his dream of living abroad in Malaga, Spain. During the week he writes and teaches. On weekends he adventures throughout Europe.