Carter Hulsey is an Alternative Rock/Americana singer-songwriter from Joplin, Missouri. Carter blends honest lyrics, catchy melodies, undeniable hooks and folk, country and rock. He has a passion for helping young people understand basic financial principles, and in his presentation and talkback touches on general financial literacy, entrepreneurialism, work ethic and S.M.A.R.T. goals. This includes the importance of a credit score, creating a financial savings and investment plan like a Roth IRA, and the pitfalls of predatory financial services.
"I have been working with FTF for a couple of years now and it's been one of the most wonderful things I have ever been a part of. I think the work that Funding the Future is doing is so important because we are going into schools, we are going into communities and we are talking to young people about financial literacy."
— Carter Hulsey
Carter feels strongly that this information is critical for all youth to understand. He believes that creating the unique environment of a fun assembly with original music, a financial literacy presentation and Q&A session provides a powerful experience that makes an indelible impact on the students.
"Today you came and performed at my school. to put it simply, you guys were amazing. The energy of the whole band onstage was electrifying, and really allowed me to get into the presentation."
— Junior, Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE
"Your music is high-key good, and I think it's rad that you’re doing the whole rockenomics thing!"
— Sophomore, Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE
"It was the best assembly/presentation I have seen in my 34 years as a teacher/ administrator. The band was awesome, the short presentation was simplified, on point, and I'm sure the students and many of the adults learned a quick lesson on saving money and credit scores."
Thunder Basin High School,
"You did a great job of involving the students, and capturing their attention. You could tell by the student's questions that they were listening to the presentation."
— Administrator, Yukon High School, Oklahoma City, OK