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Warren Buffett Signs Slippery Shareholder Kit

 

Lesson #1 when getting Warren Buffett’s autograph on your I’m A Shareholder Kit……Get a fresh, thick Sharpie!

The Kit’s gloss coating, intended to make it more attractive to kids/teens causes quite the challenge when getting billionaires to sign it.  Maybe we need a warning label.

Last weekend we did something that we’ve wanted to do ever since becoming shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway B stock a few years ago – we attended the  Annual Shareholder Meeting extravaganza in Omaha.  Erin, our 19 year-old daughter also owns one share of Berkshire Hathaway so we used her  four passes to attend.  It was the experience of a lifetime!!!  Erin and I will cover some of the interesting experiences in another blog post but check this out:

Knowing that Mr. Buffett is a big advocate of improving kids financial literacy, we wanted to give him a copy of our I’m A Shareholder Kit.  Erin was lucky enough to get that opportunity at the shareholder event at Berkshire-owned Borsheims last weekend.   Not only did Mr. Buffett eagerly accept his Kit, he was gracious enough to talk with Erin and sign her copy.  That’s where the fresh Sharpie comes in!  Given Mr. Buffett’s earning power, I can only imagine the opportunity cost of that signature as he tried several pens.

As mentioned, Warren Buffett is a big proponent of creative ways to improve the financial literacy of our youth.  He is involved with the Secret Millionaires Club which teaches financial literacy and entrepreneurship through activities for the classroom and home.  The common theme for both the Secret Millionaires Club and the I’m A Shareholder Kit is to give parents and teachers a tool to grab the attention of our youth and teach them skills that will benefit them for a lifetime.  Both are well worth it.

Thanks Mr. Buffett!

 

 

 

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