Monday, April 17, 2017

Mama Says, "Money Doesn't Grow on Trees!" by Dr. Iris Mack (Book Spotlight and Giveaway!)

Today I am spotlighting and kicking off the tour for Dr. Iris Mack's financial literacy book “Mama Says Money Doesn't Grow on Trees!'' which is focused on teaching students that math can be fun and key to understanding money and interest. And enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Book Details:

Book Title: Mama says, ''Money Doesn't Grow on Trees!''
Author: Iris Marie Mack, PhD, EMBA
​Category: Middle-Grade Non-fiction, 48 pages
Genre: Financial and Math Literacy
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release date: January 14, 2011
Tour dates: April 17 - 28, 2017
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

Globe Newswire reports that Dr. Iris Mack's mathematics edutainment book is "turning heads across the country in a response similar to the widely promoted 'Hooked on Phonics,' that improved children's reading skills." Her unique approach to math became one of Xlibris/Random House Publisher's top children's picture book royalty earners.

If there is one word that sums up our recent economic woes, it is interest. There’s interest on credit card balances, student loans, car loans, home mortgages, corporate borrowings and most prominently, on state and national debt. But there is surprisingly little interest in this interest. We all pay it. But not many of us really understand how it works. Dr. Iris Mack has filled the gap – and for young consumers.

Her financial literacy book “Mama Says Money Doesn't Grow on Trees!'' is focused on teaching students that math can be fun and key to understanding money and interest. In today’s world of subprime mortgage crises, bankruptcies, massive credit card debt and predatory lending, Dr. Mack's book is more relevant than ever. In “Mama Says Money Doesn't Grow on Trees!" a group of smart, animated characters explain how money and interest work, as young consumers are introduced to mathematics and financial literacy. Professor Ø, Ms. Madonna Sorenson and Dr. Mackamatix lead students Al G Bro, Frakshun, Nada, Queen% and Material Girl Ma$ through a fun-filled math class all about how money and interest work in their everyday lives.

Learn more: MathQED TV

Praise for this book:

“I think the work you do showing how math can be beautiful and practical is great, keep it up!” says Javier Tordable, Senior Software Engineer at the Google Corporation.

“Making math fun and relevant is a real public service. Old fashioned, boring textbooks aren't the thing that will capture the imagination and engage our children in the fun and yes, joy, in math and problem solving. Iris Mack has created a group of characters and scenarios that will draw young people into the fold of knowledge.” says Karen Pritzker– Producer of The My Hero Project and Editor of The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity website.

Buy the Book: Amazon 

Meet the Author:

Iris Marie Mack, PhD, EMBA, earned a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. She was also awarded a Sloan Fellowship Executive MBA from the London Business School. Dr. Mack worked at various energy and financial institutions, acted as a faculty member at MIT, and worked at NASA and AT&T Bell Labs – where she obtained a patent for research on optical fibers.
Dr. Mack currently lectures on Energy Trading and Risk Management for the Fitch Learning Certificate in Quantitative Finance Program on Wall Street and at Tulane University. Because of Dr. Mack's extensive knowledge of the derivatives, energy trading, and investment banking world, she has been invited to write opinion columns for the UK edition of the International Business Times.

Dr. Mack has also been named one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 Working Women, and she is no novice writer. This publishing will be her third financially-focused and published book – including her energy trading book published with Wiley Finance and a financial literacy book for teens and adults. With this breadth of experience and sheer intellectual prowess, Dr. Mack is more than able to help readers reach the financial stability they deserve.

In addition, Dr. Mack founded The Global Energy Post and MathQED - a homework help site for K-12 and college students. Previously known as Phat Math, this service has even been named one of the Top 50 Social Sites for Educators and Academics, 25 Savvy Social Media Sites for Grad Students and 25 Useful Networking Sites for Grad Students. Such accolades illustrate Dr. Mack’s ability to clearly inform the masses.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

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  1. I would love to be more financially savvy!

    1. Natalie,

      Thank you for your message. Yes, it always helps to be financially savvy - especially in these turbulent economic times.

      Please feel free to peruse my financial literacy books on my Amazon Author page:

      Thank you,
      Iris Mack, PhD, EMBA

  2. Thank you for featuring my book.
    Best, Iris Mack

  3. I love the title! Sounds like a great read!

    1. Janet,

      Thank you for your interest in my book.

      Kind regards,

  4. Thanks for this invaluable resource which I would give to my grandsons for them to learn the value of saving, and starting early in life to realize the importance. I am old school and the title resonates with me.

    1. Traveler,

      Thank you for your purchasing my book for your grandsons.

      BTW, many grownups have found it useful too.

      Kind regards,

  5. This looks like a book I could really use!

    1. Heidi,

      I originally wrote the book for kids and young adults.

      However, many adults have read it too.


  6. I would love to read this! Thank you for the giveaway!

  7. i would love to read this book

  8. Sounds like an informative book.

  9. Sounds like a good read. Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. I can use help understanding financial matters.
    This sounds like a good book!
    thank you

  11. This book sounds really great for kiddos! I'm trying to build up a good library now so that I can have books that interest my daughter and are educational as she gets older. Thanks!

  12. Oh this would be so great for our family and kids! Looks wonderful!


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