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Michelle Obama And The Napkins That Spell Out College Finance

Michelle Obama may have left the White House, but her legacy as a champion of higher education will outlast her time as First Lady.

Just over a year ago, Obama launched the Better Make Room campaign, providing a space for college hopefuls to find the tools and information they need to make college possible. A big part is figuring out how to pay tuition — and that’s where a Harvard MBA and her napkin business come in.

Napkin Finance is a multimedia company that explains complex financial topics in 30 seconds or less. The company, which has eight employees, covers all kinds of money issues, from student loans to marriage to mortgages to how to start a company. And they explain everything via videos, podcasts, and charts that break things down to the simplest terms — simple enough to, say, fit on the surface of a napkin. read more