America is still the largest economy in the world, at approximately $15 trillion, or 25% of the world economy of approximately $60 trillion. That said, fully 70% of America’s GDP is just consumer spending. Consumer spending. That means that a nation that is financially illiterate, is a nation lost at economic sea.

John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, the founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc., author of Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business book LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), and a Member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability.

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