Why hire Sally Cannon?
Sally Taylor is an award-winning author, speaker, and trainer. She enjoys teaching kids (of all ages!)
about money and has a remarkable way of connecting with them. Her first book and CD-ROM, On My
Own:™ The Ultimate How-To Guide for Young Adults, has won three awards. Her books, Money Talks!
and Silly Goose Saves Her Money, have transpired into classes she presents across America. Other
popular programs include Life Skills 101, Believe In Your Dreams, Suicide Is Not An Option, and Time Is
Sally was financial education consultant with Walt Disney and T. Rowe Price on an online game
) She has numerous awards and is highly sought after speaker.
Author / Speaker Biography for Sally Taylor
Sally Taylor is an award-winning author, publisher, speaker, and trainer. Her first book and interactive
CD-ROM, On My Own:™ The Ultimate How-To Guide for Young Adults, has won three awards and is now in its second printing. The companion guide, The Ultimate Bill Paying Tablet, is an excellent tool for teaching the easy way to pay your bills.
Sally spends a majority of her time teaching kids of all ages about money. She has a remarkable way of connecting with them and has made it her mission to help make life easier for them. Her book, Money
Talks! The Ultimate Crash Course on Money for Young Adults has transpired into Money Talks classes and workshops for teens, young adults, parents, and employees. She is currently writing a Teacher’s Manual and Student Guide to accompany her book so that anyone can teach it. A Spanish version is also in the works.
Her latest book, Silly Goose Saves Her Money, is her first venture into teaching young children about financial literacy. Silly Goose gets a piggy bank for her birthday so teaching begins with a birthday party
for Silly Goose (with stuffed goose, birthday balloons, and cake!). Who says learning about money can’t be fun?!? Kids – and teachers -- love it!
Sally recently acted as financial education consultant with The Walt Disney Company and T. Rowe Price on an online financial literacy project (www.greatpiggybankadventure.com). The game recently won a Web award.
Sally has also been awarded 2007 Financial Literacy Speaker from the California Jump$tart Coalition and is currently a member of its Board of Directors.
Aside from writing and teaching Money Talks classes, Sally speaks and teaches life skills classes across America. Other popular classes include Life Skills 101, Believe In Your Dreams, Suicide Is Not An Option, and Time Is Ticking.
Sally founded her publishing company, Silly Goose Productions, LLC, in 2001, following the death of Erek, her 20-year-old nephew. Erek came to Sally for answers to questions all teens face: How do I find a
job? Apply to college? Buy a car? Open a checking account? Read Erek’s story in On My Own™ or visit www.onmyown.com
Sally’s background is in corporate marketing, public relations, and training. She earned a Master of Science degree in Management, graduating Suma Cum Laude, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Business Administration. She was a member of the Kansas Air National Guard and is a Desert Storm veteran. She has appeared on national radio and TV shows, has been featured many times in magazines and newspapers, wrote a newspaper column for several years, and has won several
Sally recently moved from Los Angeles to Texas with her two cats, Dollars and Cents.