About Pamela Yellen
BYLINE BIO: Pamela Yellen is founder of Bank On Yourself, a financial investigator and the author of two New York Times best-selling books, including her latest, "The Bank On Yourself Revolution: Fire Your Banker, Bypass Wall Street, and Take Control of Your Own Financial Future." Pamela investigated more than 450 financial strategies seeking an alternative to the risk and volatility of stocks and other investments, which led her to a time-tested, predictable method of growing wealth now used by more than 500,000 Americans. Visit www.BankOnYourself.com.
BROADCAST BIO: Anyone who has been frustrated by conventional saving and investing strategies will be interested in what Pamela Yellen has to say. Pamela is a two-time New York Times best-selling author. Her latest book is "The Bank On Yourself Revolution: Fire Your Banker, Bypass Wall Street and Take Control of Your Own Financial Future." Pamela, you talk about the Bank On Yourself revolution and that current financial strategies are broken. What is this revolution and what's wrong with current strategies?
FULL BIO: Financial security expert and best-selling author Pamela Yellen investigated more than 450 savings and retirement planning strategies seeking an alternative to the risk and volatility of stocks and other investments. Her research led her to a time-tested, predictable method of growing and protecting wealth she calls Bank On Yourself (www.BankOnYourself.com) that is now used by more than half a million people.
Pamela is the author of the New York Times bestselling books "Bank On Yourself: The Life-Changing Secret to Growing and Protecting Your Financial Future" and "The Bank On Yourself Revolution: Fire Your Banker, Bypass Wall Street, and Take Control of Your Own Financial Future.
Pamela has appeared on every major TV and radio network and served as a source for organizations and publications such as the Associated Press, Fox News, Bloomberg Businessweek, Ladies' Home Journal, Essence Magazine, Aging Today and AARP. Her articles have been featured in thousands of major publications and websites, and she has spoken to more than 1,000 audiences worldwide.
Pamela was born in Buffalo, New York, and has lived in Sarasota, Phoenix, and the San Francisco Bay area. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in psychology. Pamela and her husband Larry currently live outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, They enjoy theatre and the arts, hiking, biking, bird watching, traveling, gourmet cooking, working out (Pamela can leg press 200 pounds!), reading, spoiling their two grandkids, and are involved in supporting numerous charitable causes.
Ten percent of all author royalties are donated to educational not-for-profits, such as The Smile Train, The Nature Conservancy, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Wounded Warrior Project, Heifer International, and Hawk Watch.
THE BANK ON YOURSELF REVOLUTION
New Book by Financial Security Expert and New York Times Bestselling Author Pamela Yellen Reveals How to Ditch Conventional "Wisdom" and Take Control of Your Financial Future
Do you know what your retirement account will be worth on the day you plan to tap into it, how long you will live, or what tax rates will be for the rest of your life? Most people have no clue, and that's the problem. Conventional financial planning is based on things you can't predict or control.
In her latest book, "The Bank On Yourself Revolution: Fire Your Banker, Bypass Wall Street and Take Control of Your Own Financial Future," financial security expert Pamela Yellen exposes conventional financial strategies for the house of cards they are -- and lays out a step-by-step plan for growing wealth safely, predictably and guaranteed – even when the markets are tumbling. Released in February, 2014, The Bank On Yourself Revolution debuted at #4 on the New York Times Bestseller List.
"The Bank On Yourself Revolution" is the follow-up to Yellen's 2009 blockbuster "Bank On Yourself: The Life-Changing Secret to Growing and Protecting Your Financial Future." Released two years into the deepest recession since the Great Depression, Bank On Yourself quickly became a national bestseller on the New York Times and other book lists. Hammered by losses in the stock and housing markets, readers were ready to find a better way and to bypass banks and Wall Street to secure their families' financial futures, using a wealth-building strategy that has never had a losing year in its 160-year history.
In "The Bank On Yourself Revolution, "Yellen shows how people of all ages and incomes can, in her words, "opt out of a system where the odds are stacked against you," and reach your goals and dreams without gambling in the Wall Street Casino or taking any unnecessary risks.
In The Bank On Yourself Revolution, Yellen shows readers:
* How to know the guaranteed value of your retirement account on the day you plan to tap into it
* How to create real wealth, rather than useless "profits on paper"
* How to avoid the huge bite the tax man plans to take out of your retirement money
* How to pay for college without raiding your retirement savings or saddling your child with debt
* How to fire your banker and become your own source of personal and business financing
* How to grow a sizeable nest-egg and a retirement income that can last as long as you do – without gambling in the Wall Street Casino
* How Walt Disney, JC Penney, Ray Kroc and The Pampered Chef used this same vehicle to launch and grow their businesses when no banker would lend them a dime
* How to access your retirement money when you need it – without the penalties, fees and restrictions of 401(k)s and IRAs
Pamela Yellen says, "Bank On Yourself is not a 'get-rich-quick' scheme. It's for people who are ready to take back control of their lives by creating real wealth and financial security for as long as they live."