From homeschooling to CEO, explore his remarkable journey and vision for a financially literate future.


Caden’s story is nothing short of extraordinary. From a young age, he embarked on a mission to teach financial literacy, leading to his remarkable achievements as a homeschool graduate, bestselling author, CEO, and creator of the innovative Financial Literacy Bus. His passion for empowering young minds shines through in every endeavor as he spreads the message that age should never limit one’s potential. With a global vision to impart financial wisdom to children worldwide, Caden is not just a role model but a catalyst for change, proving that with determination and knowledge, anyone can achieve greatness. Dive into his inspiring journey and join the financial revolution he’s igniting for future generations.


Your accomplishments at such a young age are truly remarkable. When did you first realize your passion for financial literacy, and how did you embark on this journey?

Thanks for saying my accomplishments are remarkable; I appreciate it! So, let me tell you about how I discovered my passion for financial literacy. It all started when I was just seven years old. My dad used to take me to his business meetings and speaking events. I would see all these grown-ups talking about money, but I didn’t understand what they were saying.

That’s when my dad saw how curious I was and started explaining things. He broke down concepts about money, saving, and investing in a way I could understand. And you know what? I thought it was pretty cool!

That got me thinking. If I found this stuff interesting and helpful, maybe other kids my age would, too. I wanted to share what my dad taught me and make it accessible and fun for kids like me. That’s when I decided to embark on this journey of teaching financial literacy to others.

I started researching and learning more about the topic. I looked for ways to make it interactive and engaging so it wouldn’t feel like a boring lecture. I wanted to create a learning experience that kids would enjoy.

And that’s how I got started. I began creating presentations and workshops that made financial literacy exciting and relatable. I used games, activities, and real-life examples to help kids understand the value of money and how to make intelligent financial decisions.

It’s been an incredible journey so far. Teaching other kids my age about financial literacy and money management is rewarding. I hope that by sharing what I’ve learned, I can help set them on a path to financial success.


Graduating high school at 13 is an extraordinary feat. What inspired you to fast-track your education, and how did you balance schoolwork with your other endeavors?

Thanks for acknowledging my graduation at such a young age; it means a lot! Let me tell you how it all started. In third grade, I realized that school doesn’t have to take the whole day. I told my parents that it could be done in just a couple of hours. That’s when I had this idea of homeschooling.

I asked my mom if she could homeschool me, but she said she knew nothing about it. Then I asked her if she had been to the third grade, and she said yes. I told her that since she knew what I needed to learn, she could teach me. And that’s how it all began!

The reason I wanted to fast-track my education was because I knew it would help me achieve my true purpose in life. I had this burning desire to impact other kids and teach them about financial literacy and entrepreneurship. I wanted to make a difference and show them what’s possible.

Balancing schoolwork with my endeavors was pretty easy. Being homeschooled gave me a lot of freedom with my time. I could focus on my education and still have plenty of time to work on my business and other projects. Plus, being an entrepreneur allowed me to have control over my time. I could make my schedule and allocate time to both my education and my business.

Now, as a 13-year-old high school graduate, I have even more freedom and opportunities to make a more significant impact. I can move more freely and reach out to more people to fulfill my mission of teaching financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

It’s been an incredible journey, and I’m excited to see what the future holds!


Tell us about your journey as an author. What message or lessons do you hope readers will take away from your book(s)?

Being an author has been an amazing experience for me. I love being able to take my thoughts and ideas and turn them into something tangible–a book. And the best part about being an author is that I get to spread my message to a large audience.

My best-selling book, “Caden’s Rich Kid Guide, How to Create 10K Under Ten Years Old” has been a game-changer for me. I wrote this book specifically for kids like me who want to learn how to create wealth and take control of their financial future. Through this book, I can share the basic principles that I used to make $10,000 before I even turned 10. And the coolest part is that kids can use the exact blueprint and strategy to achieve financial success.

My other books also cover essential foundations and principles for success that anyone can follow. I hope that my books inspire and motivate young people like me to take action and pursue their dreams. I want my readers to walk away feeling empowered and capable of achieving anything they set their minds to.


As a speaker, you’ve had the chance to share your insights with diverse audiences. What is the core message you aim to convey during your talks?

When I give speeches, my main focus is on the importance of learning and teaching financial literacy from a young age. I believe that this is something that we, as a society, need to prioritize. It’s the key to unlocking a brighter future.

During my talks, I want my audience to understand that age should never prevent us from accomplishing our goals. Look at me as an example! I’m just 13 years old, and I’ve already graduated from high school. I faced challenges, like having a speech impediment and struggling to talk when I was younger. But I didn’t let that define me. I’ve even had the honor of being the youngest keynote speaker at the Disney Dreamers Academy. Pretty cool, right?

My core message is all about defying the challenges that people think we’re supposed to fail at. I want to inspire others to rise above those expectations and change positively. Learning about financial literacy is not just about personal gain. It’s about making a difference in our families, communities, countries, and the world. Together, we can create a better future for everyone.


Being a CEO at such a young age is a testament to your drive and ambition. What challenges have you faced leading your company, and what has been your proudest moment so far?

Being a CEO at my age definitely comes with its challenges, but I’ve learned a lot along the way. One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced is dealing with people who say they’ll do something but then don’t follow through. It can be frustrating when you’re trying to get things done and people aren’t being accountable. It’s like, come on, we’re all in this together!

I’ve had both companies and individuals promise certain things, but then they just disappear or don’t do what they said they would. I mean, it’s not cool to do that to anyone, but it’s even more surprising when it happens with a kid like me. I’ve had to learn how to handle those “no’s” and not let them discourage me. It’s all part of the business game, I guess.

But you know what? Despite those challenges, I’ve had some pretty awesome moments as well. One of my proudest moments in business was when I bought my own financial literacy bus using the money I earned. It was a huge milestone for me. And not just that, I also did a $50,000 capital raise in just two months to retrofit the bus. It was amazing to see my hard work pay off and to make a real impact with the bus.

So, yeah, being a CEO has its ups and downs, but I’m grateful for the opportunities and proud of what I’ve achieved so far!


The concept of a bus for Financial Literacy is innovative. How did this idea come about, and what impact do you hope it will have on communities?

So, the idea for the Financial Literacy Bus actually came to me after watching some TV shows where they converted vehicles into cool homes. I thought to myself, “Why not create a mobile Financial Learning Center?” I was so excited about the idea that I went straight to my mom and told her all about it. She was really supportive and encouraged me to pursue it.

For a few days after that, I kept texting my dad, calling him Mr. Bus Driver, and he had no idea what I was talking about! But after a couple of days, I finally revealed my big idea to him, and guess what? He loved it too! It was just one of those awesome moments where things start to come together.

Then, something really cool happened. We were having Chinese food for dinner, and when I opened my fortune cookie, it said, “Something on four wheels will soon be a fun investment for you.” It was like a sign! Just two weeks after that, I used my own money to buy the financial literacy bus. It was such an exciting and proud moment for me.

Now, let’s talk about the impact I hope the bus will have on communities. My goal is to impact the lives of 500,000 kids through financial literacy. And you know what? I’ve already reached over 50,000 kids, and I couldn’t be happier about that!

One of my main missions with the bus is to show kids firsthand what they can accomplish at a young age. I want them to see that they have the power to make a difference and achieve their dreams. By hosting financial education programs and events on the bus, I hope to inspire and empower kids to take control of their financial future. It’s all about paving the way for a brighter tomorrow.


Given all that you’ve already achieved, what goals and aspirations do you have for the future? Where do you see yourself and your company in the next five to ten years?

When I think about my future, I see myself making a significant impact on a global scale. In the next 5 to 10 years, my goal is to spread financial literacy to children worldwide. I want to be able to step onto countless stages in different countries, sharing my knowledge and experiences as a keynote speaker. It would be so cool to inspire kids from different cultures and backgrounds to take charge of their finances.

Another big aspiration is to have my financial literacy curriculum implemented in schools, not just in my own country but internationally. I want kids everywhere to have access to quality education about money and how to manage it wisely. It would be amazing to see my name become synonymous with financial literacy, especially for kids! I want them to know that they can learn and succeed in this area, too.

You know, I even have a slogan that I use: “If Caden can, you can too!” I hope that through my work, kids worldwide will be inspired to believe in themselves and know that they have the potential to achieve great things, just like I have.

So yeah, in the future, I see myself traveling, speaking on stages, introducing financial literacy curriculums, and making a positive impact on the lives of kids everywhere.

Contributing Writer – Dr. Cozette M. White, Tax & Accounting Strategist.  I help disruptive Tax and Accounting Professionals who are ready to show up and play big as an industry leader!  Learn more about Dr. Cozette M. White at