NOUVEAU RICHE NEWS - 2008
12/5/08: Nouveau Riche announces an addition to the Nouveau Riche College Curriculum with the new Financial Literacy class taught by Nouveau Riche Instructor and creator of the first college-credited course on financial literacy in the country, Craig Cottrell. This Level 100 class aims to shed new light on tried and true fundamentals of financial goal setting and achievement, examine the benefits of tighter expense controls, share an overview of credit reports and scores, and review time-proven, wealth-building success principles. For complete information on Nouveau Riche’s Financial Literacy class, visit the college curriculum page: http://www.nouveauriche.com/education/curriculum.htm.
12/3/08: On December 3, 2008, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony dedicating Starlight™ Children’s Foundation’s Fun Center program was held at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Hospital. Through Nouveau Riche and The Frank Edward Piccolo Foundation’s collaborative contribution to the Starlight™ Children’s Foundation, seriously ill children at Scottsdale Shea now have support to help them cope with their fears and loneliness. Jim Piccolo stated that his philosophy in business is that “it has to be profitable, ethical, and fun” and giving to the Starlight Foundation is a perfect fit. “It feels really good [to give back]….”
9/8/08: Starlight Children’s Foundation recent announcement of a new partnership with Nouveau Riche CEO Jim Piccolo and The Frank Edward Piccolo Foundation appears on the first page of a prominent Scottsdale newspaper, The North Scottsdale Independent, and The Paradise Valley Independent, on August 27, 2008. The article titled “Foundation partners with resident to help children” discusses the generous donation of $75,000 made by Piccolo and the foundation to help Starlight continue its efforts to “benefit and transform the lives of seriously ill children and their families in and around Arizona.” Read the full article here. To learn more about the ways The Frank Edward Piccolo Foundation is working to make a difference in the lives of others, visit www.frankedwardpiccolo.org. For more information about Starlight Children’s Foundation, visit www.starlight.org.
7/9/08: Nouveau Riche continues to make strides in positively impacting the lives of our youth. Recent collaborative efforts of Nouveau Riche and The Frank Edward Piccolo Foundation resulted in tremendous opportunity and the announcement of a developing financial literacy course for youth. Help 4 Kidz strives to make a positive impact in the lives of children from the inner city of Phoenix. Founder and President of the Help4Kidz Foundation, Rev. Eve Nunez’s latest program, Help4Teenz, works with at-risk, abused, neglected, or adjudicated youth. The program offers tutoring, anger-management, leadership-development and job-readiness services to help these teens develop positive behaviors, strengths, abilities and skills. At the June 2008 Nouveau Riche Real Estate Investment College, Piccolo spoke with a group of nearly 30 youth who are part of the Help4Teenz program, gave them a tour of the College, shared information about Nouveau Riche’s course offerings, and offered them the opportunity to speak with some Nouveau Riche students and learn about the positive possibilities for their future. Jim Piccolo has also met with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and Nunez to discuss support of the organization’s community efforts. As an advocate for youth, Jim Piccolo announced plans to develop a financial literacy course for young adults. More information about this course coming soon. For additional information about Help4Kidz and Help4Teenz, visit www.help4kidz.org.
7/3/08: Working with Habitat for Humanity® Valley of the Sun, Nouveau Riche Community Members help make dreams come true for a family in need, by offering shelter and a new beginning! Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Nouveau Riche Community at the C.A.R.E. (Community Awareness for Residential Enhancement) Charity Ball in 2006, Habitat for Humanity® Valley of the Sun was able to dedicate a new home in Glendale, Arizona, on Saturday, June 28th. On behalf of the Nouveau Riche Community, Nouveau Riche Chief Operating Officer Sonya Lee addressed the deserving family and the Habitat organization on the honor of lending a helping hand and fulfilling dreams. The Habitat for Humanity home recipient says, “[Our family] will have several positive changes in our lives thanks to Habitat… we will be able to celebrate our birthdays [in our home] and my daughter will have her own room and a back yard to play safely… I will be able to plant flowers…” To read more about the home dedication, visit:
6/23/08: On Wednesday, June 18, Nouveau Riche CEO Jim Piccolo had the distinct honor of attending the first-ever White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Compassion in Action Roundtable on Financial Literacy in Washington, D.C. Comprised of the Presidential Cabinet Members, top political leaders, leading educators and bright, notable business people from around the country—including Anna Escobedo Cabral, Treasurer of the United States, and Charles Schwab, Chair of the President’s Council on Financial Literacy—this Roundtable focused on innovative and effective programs and partnerships that promote financial literacy among Americans of all ages. Piccolo commented that, although he has had many great opportunities throughout his life to work with incredible Christian, giving and successful individuals, this experience was “the highlight” of his career. “It was an amazing and incredible experience,” said Piccolo. Government officials and leaders recognize the need to turn around current economic trends by saving the individual citizens with the promotion of financial literacy and entrepreneurialism. Nouveau Riche offers a major solution to this challenge. Mr. Piccolo has given his commitment to his peers in Arizona to work on Arizona-based initiatives and will continue to do everything he can “to build the biggest, best company of entrepreneurs and self-made, self-built, independent individuals.”
6/23/08: Nouveau Riche continues to raise the bar in education for aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs and real estate investors. Since its first Real Estate Investment College in August of 2005, Nouveau Riche has added 11 classes to its “live” curriculum for a total of 39 classes. Currently, Nouveau Riche offers “live” College sessions six times per year in Arizona with six classes at the 100 level; 17 at the 200 level; 11 at the 300 level; and 5 at the 400 level. Fifteen of these classes are presently eligible for continuing education credits (CEC). In addition to the “live” College classes, to date there are 20 classes available in online streaming video format and 29 in audio download format.
5/8/08: Nouveau Riche Instructor, CPA, Attorney, and Author Mark Kohler makes his second appearance (May 7, 2008) on “Good Day Arizona” to talk about his best-selling book, Lawyers Are Liars: The Truth About Protecting Our Assets. In this short but compelling interview, Mark discusses the importance of protecting the assets you have—whether you consider yourself wealthy or not. Good education is the key to avoiding the scams and debunking the myth that all lawyers really are liars!
4/14/08: On April 14, 2008’s “On Top of the World” event, Nouveau Riche CEO Jim Piccolo announced his vision for an innovative entrepreneurial center and shared architectural renderings of this estimated $74 million, cutting-edge facility. Situated on more than 30 acres, high on a plateau overlooking Phoenix, this aspiring adult learning center is destined to make all other attempts at an entrepreneurial center pale by comparison. This expertly designed facility focuses on the adult student and ease of learning—not to mention fun and relationship-building. Plans range from “neighborhoods” of complete “student housing” for adult learners and their families to lazy rivers connecting those facilities, to a “mellow zone”, Central Command Station, and so much more. The anticipated completion is planned for mid-late 2010.
4/14/08: Renowned, national newsstand publication on personal achievement in your professional and personal life, SUCCESS magazine, features Nouveau Riche in an exclusive NR edition. Each issue focuses on five key areas for achieving success: business, relationships, wealth, well-being and making a difference. This special issue offers all of the vital SUCCESS content PLUS a 16-page, full-color insert with 3 articles devoted to Nouveau Riche—discussing the innovative entrepreneurial center, charitable giving with CEO Jim Piccolo and Muhammad Ali, and the tremendous opportunity available through Nouveau Riche. Attendees at the “On Top of the World” session during the April College were surprised with a free copy of the magazine and had the opportunity to place orders with Nouveau Riche! This special edition is available only through Nouveau Riche.