FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Most Americans today face serious financial challenges, particularly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help address this, Deborah Pratt Johnson Burns today announced the launch of Literacy to Legacy Mentors, LLC Reframing Your Financial Future A Pratt Prosperity Company.
It is the first-of-its-kind independent company in Connecticut, launching in celebration of Financial Literacy Month. Burns, a well-established financial and business mentor, as well as a successful private investor and entrepreneur, will provide personalizedfinancial mentoring services. Her mission? To help clients increase their financial IQ, expertly examine their money habits and behaviors and begin to take charge of their financial lives.
According to Surveys from the Pew Research Center, and the National Endowment for Financial Education:
- Nearly 9 in 10 Americans report that Covid -19 is causing stress on their finances
- 34% are extremely concerned about their personal financial outlook 12 months from now
- 31% are not able to save any money each month
- One-quarter of Americans have trouble paying their bills
“I have realized a growing need for concrete, easy-to-understand financial education and mentoring for young professionals to retirees,” Burns said. “There’s a lot of fear, confusion, uncertainty, poor financial habits ingrained early, and even general avoidance of the subject. The pandemic has only made matters worse.” She added, “I’m launching Literacy to Legacy Mentors for consumers seeking independent, unbiased financial education and mentoring, designed to help them meet their specific financial goals.”
For more than three decades, Burns has built a reputation as an effective financial and business mentor. She has built profitable six- and seven-figure companies and has established a proven track record as a successful private investor. She has also served as the PR agent-of-record to two of the world’s most prestigious wealth management companies, for U.S. Trust and Rockefeller & Co., Inc.
“Financial literacy is not formally taught in high school or college unless it’s a one-off personal finance course, or as part of a finance or business degree,” Burns explains. “As a result, many consumers don’t have an advantage in business or in life without the financial tools and knowledge they need to succeed and I’m committed to helping change that paradigm.” According to The Council for Economic Education, as of 2021, only six U.S. states require High School students to complete a personal finance course to graduate.
In addition to personalized mentoring services available by the hour or on a month-to-month retainer basis, clients will have access to timely, relevant content on the company website, as well as insightful articles from strategic partners and guest columnists.
This summer, online and in-person classes, workshops, and one-day and weekend retreats will be added, covering a wide range of personal finance and business topics. Deborah will also be offering membership packages and tailored private events for friend groups, families, businesses, and associations. Clients also will have ready access to Deborah’s strategic partner network of veteran estates and trusts and eldercare attorneys, tax specialists, and college financial aid experts.
About Literacy to Legacy MentorsTM, LLC, Reframing Your Financial Future, A Pratt Prosperity Company:
Literacy to Legacy, Mentors is a breakthrough financial literacy education mentoring company based in Fairfield, Connecticut. Our mission is to educate, inspire, and motivate consumers to master their financial lives and live prosperously through personal finance education and mentoring. For more information, please visit: https://literacytolegacymentors.net.
SPECIAL OFFER: University and College Students seeking financial and business mentoring receive special pricing after a one-time complimentary consultation!