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CONTACT: Scott Oberkrom
American Century Investments
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Kansas City Authors Win Independent Publisher Book Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Local authors Sam Goller and Deborah Shouse recently received an award from peers in the publishing industry. Their book, "Yes, You Can... Achieve Financial Harmony," published by Stowers Innovations, Inc., was named a Silver winner in the 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY). The book, which helps newlyweds align their monetary values and beliefs to create a thriving marriage, won in the category of finance/investment/economics.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a resource for couples who want to build their marriage on a solid financial foundation,” said Goller. “Achieving financial success doesn’t have to be stressful, but it takes determination and commitment.”

"Yes, You Can... Achieve Financial Harmony" is a timeless resource that can help newlyweds strengthen their relationship. Couples learn to communicate openly about money with their partner, develop reasonable spending habits, and set a budget. Couples also learn how to plan for big expenses such as buying a home or having children.

The IPPY Awards recognize those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing. The awards recognize independent spirit and expertise in publishers of all sizes and budgets. This year experts from various literary fields reviewed 65 categories. Entries were judged on content, originality, design, and production quality, with emphasis on innovation and social relevance. 

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