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Rich Dad Poor Dad Author to Speak at Real Estate Conference

PHOENIX (April 3) – Sharon Lechter, co-author of the international best-seller Rich Dad Poor Dad, has joined the list of distinguished speakers at the 4th Annual Real Estate Investing – Making It Work for You! Conference & Expo for Investors and Rental Property Owners on May 17-18, 2008 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Lechter’s platform is “Pay Your Family First,” referring to acquiring wealth as a family unit. Lechter will give attendees detailed instructions on starting a family real estate investing business or how to expand on an existing one. Lechter’s dedication to financial success and family will benefit each person in attendance at the conference. Lechter’s address will be the final event on Sunday, May 18 at 3:45 pm. Lechter is the co-founder of the Rich Dad Companies and the inventor of the CASHFLOW for Kids® board game. She is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, educator, CPA, international speaker and mother. During Lechter’s 11 years with the Rich Dad companies, it grew into an international powerhouse with over 20 books, board games, Web sites, and many other multimedia products. Rich Dad Poor Dad has been on The New York Times Best Seller’s List for six years, is available in 50 languages, and is sold in more than 108 countries. In 2007, Lechter left the managerial board of The Rich Dad Company to focus on her work in financial education for children and families, as well as to continue her work on improving the nation’s educational system. Lechter has received many accolades in her career. Recently, President George Bush appointed her to the President’s Council on Financial Literacy. Mrs. Lechter is a member of the Business Advisory Council for the Attorney General of the State of Arizona. She serves on the Dean’s Council 100 of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and is a member of the advisory board of the Spirit of Enterprise at the W.P. Carey School of Business. Lechter is an active member of Women’s Presidents Organization and serves on the national board of Childhelp, a national organization founded to prevent and treat child abuse. The 4th Annual Real Estate Investing – Making It Work for You! Conference & Expo will provide beginning to experienced real estate investors, property owners and others in the industry with several updates and opportunities for learning new techniques through over 35 hours of available education and presentations. Further information can be found at including attendee registration fees and sponsor/ exhibitor opportunities. The Conference & Expo is presented by Arizona Real Estate and Investors Association (AZREIA). Official sponsors include ACRES4U Land & Development, Castle Arch Real Estate Investment Company, Land America Capital Title Agency and the National Association of Real Estate Wholesalers. Supporting sponsors include Active Finance Group, U.S. Property Wholesalers,,, Keith Blue Real Estate Investment Companies and UFixem Properties, LLC. Media Sponsors include Business Journal and Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine. The Arizona Real Estate Investors Association (AZREIA) was founded on the vision of bringing together a community of real estate investors, the businesses that support them, state and local government and the media. AZREIA’s mission is to provide its members education, support and networking opportunities to further the member’s ability to successfully invest in real estate. AZREIA is involved in the community through support of organizations that positively affect real estate investing. For more information on AZREIA, please contact Alan Langston AZREIA executive director, at 480-990-7092 or via e-mail at


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