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#40: The Missing Semester

On today’s episode, we focus on integrating financial literacy education into the current school curriculum. Our guest, Gene Natali, is Senior Vice President of the Pittsburgh based investment company C.S. McKee and co-author of the award winning book The Missing Semester. The Missing Semester serves as call to action for the next generation, inspiring young people to learn about and take control of their personal finances. Natali shares with listeners his inspirations for the book and the incredible response it has received from the students who continue to benefit from it. He also shares personal insights as to why teaching kids about money is so crucial to their financial wellbeing, not only now but for the future. In this episode, Natali also discusses his exciting new partnership with Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania in pursuit of helping students develop individualized personal financial plans.


Gene Natali Jr. holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Allegheny College, and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. He is currently a level III candidate for accreditation as a Chartered Financial Analyst.