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All Star Reader Ray Hyson

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All Star Reader Leader Ray Hyson

Ray Hyson from Blue Springs Missouri reads Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens as part of Sammy Rabbit’s New Special Guest All Star Reader Program!

Ray is the owner of Hyson Financial Solutions, he has a Masters of Science from the College of Financial Planning and is a CRPC - Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor.

Ray cares deeply about youth and family financial literacy. In one of our discussions he shared the following early money memory that helps illustrates the importance of intentionally teaching kids early core personal finance principles:

"...My first money memory happened very early, somewhere around 5-yrs old. My dad had 3 kids in college…and me. He also had 3 jobs; as a mechanic at the post office, a taxi driver, and occasionally was a vendor (not sure what the correct term is) at either the pro baseball or pro football team’s stadium. He had to do that because the government told him he made too much money for assistance. In addition, he and my mom decided they didn’t want me to go to the public schools in the area, so they also decided to pay for me to attend Catholic school…from K-12.

I was taught if you want something bad enough, you need to be willing to work for it..."

Discover more about, our all star reader leader, the sensational Ray Hyson. Connect with him on LinkedIn: Ray Hyson.

..."We must think of something" cried Mrs. Hare one day! So Hare and Mrs. Hare put their heads together and cooked up a plan! " Tops and Bottoms

Join today's featured story characters "Hare" and "Bear" as they discover the value of hard work, ambition, drive and "street snarts".

Hare and Bear's circumstances could not be more different.

Hare has nothing at all, except a family that wants to eat.

Bear, on the other hand, has a whole bunch of money, lots of land, and lots to eat. In fact, Bear has so much, he has developed several bad habits.

Have your kids, students and learners listen in. And be sure to stay tuned to the very end to discover what All Star Reader Leader Ray Hyson thinks are the most important lessons the story shares! They make for a great discussion!

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There you will also find activities to supplement the story Tops and Bottoms! And you will also find songs like the Sammy Rabbit tunes "Plan" and "No Free Rides." Both make excellent listening with today's All Star Reading!

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We are so proud of and grateful to our All Star Readers. Research consistently reflects reading role models make a difference. They tangibly demonstrate to kids the importance of making reading regularly a habit!