A father of six, Gregg is a certified financial planner and consultant who became a leading advocate for sound parenting, child accountability and financial literacy as the inventory and CEO of My Job Chart.
In 2014, he was named Chairman of 2014 “Smart Money Week” for the state of Arizona, as well as, the National Financial Educators Council Financial Education Instructor of the Year. A firm believer in improved financial education in schools, Gregg has conducted hundreds of media interviews around the U.S. in support of much needed change.
Promoting these changes, Gregg took his family on a pair of RV trips in 2014 and traveled nearly 10,000 miles in just 31 days. When the trips were complete, the family had stopped in 22 different cities in 27 states and performed normal household chores for families in need and local charities.
Gregg is considered a pillar of his Arizona community and is regularly spending his nights and weekends attending his kids sporting events or taking them on camping trips.
September was National Children¹s Good Manners month, but parents today don¹t have to worry just about teaching their children to say please and thank you and to be polite. One of the biggest challenges faced by parents is tackling the issue of digital manners. People of all ages feel empowered by a level of anonymity and physical distance online and as a result emails, text messages and communications on social media are often more harsh and degrading than what would be expressed in person. Simply put, people feel free to be meaner online and parents must teach their children how to react if someone treats them poorly online in addition to making sure their child is not saying or posting inappropriate things online.
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Life lessons from Gregg:
“One of the challenges that I’ve overcome as a father is really teaching my kids how to be responsible on their own. Just the other day, my 15 year-old dropped his phone and shattered the front of his phone. And we went… For a 15 year old boy, that’s a tragedy. And we went to the store to see about getting the screen fixed. And when we went there, he was the one talking to the sales guy about how to get the screen fixed. And the guy told him, “It’s going to cost $100 to fix this.” And I was fully expecting him to look at me and say, “Alright Dad. Pony up the $100. Let’s get my screen fixed.” And he didn’t do that. He simply said, “Oh, okay,” and then we left the store, and I thought, “Now, that’s overcoming something. I’ve actually taught this kid that when something breaks, it’s not necessarily anybody’s problem but his to get fixed.” And so I think that was a big deal for me. That taught me that I actually taught him something, and it came full circle.”