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Brookline's 'Society Of Grownups' Offers Financial Literacy With A Twist11:13
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Growing up means facing real life responsibilities, like getting a job, buying a house, planning for your retirement, maybe even learning a thing or two about good wine.

The Society of Grownups, a company in Brookline's Washington Square, wants to help with all of the above. It's part dinner and social club, and part adult education center.

The idea is to give young adults — most folks here are millennials — real life skills. On the night we visited, that meant a dinner and a lecture on wine tasting and financial planning.

Nondini Naqui, the director of the Society of Grownups in Brookline. (Courtesy Society of Grownups)
Nondini Naqui, the director of the Society of Grownups in Brookline. (Courtesy Society of Grownups)

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Nondini Naqui, director of the Society of Grownups, which tweets @societygrownups.

Karen Carr, certified financial planner for the Society of Grownups, which tweets @societygrownups.

Jeff Jenkins, financial planner for the Society of Grownups, which tweets @societygrownups.

Jena Palisoul, certified financial planner for the Society of Grownups, which tweets @societygrownups.

Liz Vilardi, "super taster" for Central Bottle. She tweets @lizissimo.

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Wired: Designing A Safe Place For Oblivious Millennials To Learn About Money

  • "Financial planning is important and empowering, but also stressful, dull, and more than a little intimidating. A new venture called The Society of Grownups is aiming to change that, offering a glimpse of what personal finance could feel like if the woman who ran your quirky local coffee shop took an interest in demystifying zero-dividend preferred stocks."

Boston.com: The Society Of Grownups Wants Millennials To Invest Wisely

  • "Young adults, freshly unleashed upon the world, are rarely the target market for the financial industry, which trades on things like retirement and long-term security. But millennials, for lack of a better term, might take things to a whole other level."

BostInno: Society Of Grownups' Nondini Naqui On Why Discussing Finance Will Help You Function As An Adult

  • "Her background in banking, non-profits & entrepreneurial ventures has come to a head at Society of Grownups."

This segment aired on December 29, 2014.

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