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How Financial Services Pays It Forward: DriveWealth Announces Partnership With World Merit


DriveWealth and Wall Street Survivor co-sponsor World Merit’s first Financial Literacy Challenge- Creating a Sustainable You.

July 20, 2015 Chatham, NJ DriveWealth, a US based, global broker- dealer and financial educator, is pleased to announce its partnership with World Merit. World Merit is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 to help equip millennials with the skills needed to become good global citizens. World Merit provides members of its program (“fellows”) with life changing opportunities and maintains a community of over 100,000 fellows from around the world.

DriveWealth will work with World Merit to integrate financial literacy, personal finance, and investing into its platform. Wall Street Survivor, an online provider of simple, relatable investing education that aims to entertain while teaching, will work alongside DriveWealth to create a relatable and easy to understand financial literacy program for World Merit’s upcoming Challenge in August.

The Challenge, “Creating a Sustainable You,” charges World Merit Fellows with the task of taking personal finance courses provided by DriveWealth and Wall Street Survivor and “paying it forward” by passing their financial knowledge onto a peer. The winner of the Challenge will receive an internship at the DriveWealth headquarters in the US for the following summer.

“We believe that personal finance is a life skill that every global citizen needs in order to effectively challenge global issues and work to solve them,” said Chris Arnold, Founder of World Merit. “Our partnership with DriveWealth allows us to give our World Merit fellows skills that can help them make a difference in their own lives and well as impact socio-economic norms.”

“From its inception, DriveWealth has been committed to helping millennials understand the importance of investing for their financial futures,” said Robert Cortright, Founder and CEO of DriveWealth, LLC. “Through our partnership with World Merit and collaboration with Wall Street Survivor, we will help millennials around the world gain the personal finance skills they need to be successful in life and in the work they do for World Merit.”

“Wall Street Survivor strives to make investing and personal finance simple, relatable, and entertaining,” said Rory Olson, Founder and CEO of Wall Street Survivor. “We look forward to working with World Merit and DriveWealth to teach millennials around the world how to be financially responsible.”

About DriveWealth:

DriveWealth,LLC, member FINRA and SIPC, is a mobile and global full carrying broker dealer for retail investors and provides a low cost, easy-to-use investing platform to individuals worldwide. DriveWealth also partners with businesses around the world to offer its Brokerage as a Service platform, which will allow global financial institutions to give their clients access to US listed securities.

About World Merit:

World Merit is an international community of millennials, taking action to make a positive difference both locally and globally. World Merit’s online platform inspires young people from all over the world to take action by increasing confidence, raising aspirations and connecting emerging leaders. The key is conscious collaboration; earn opportunities to develop your skills as young leaders and connect with like- minded peers who are fighting for positive change everywhere. By doing so we make a truly global impact.

It’s World Merit’s mission to unleash the upcoming generation to create waves of change. Our vision is to improve our world by providing young global citizens with radically inclusive opportunities. We exist to empower youth, to build a better future beyond beliefs and borders.

About Wall Street Survivor:

Wall Street Survivor ( is on a mission to demystify investing and personal finance through interactive and comprehensive education. Jargon-free courses, paired with the web’s best stock simulator, allow people to learn to invest and practice trading stocks in a risk-free way as well as how to manage their money. We have also developed several personal finance courses designed to teach the basics of building a household budget as well as to develop comprehensive goal setting techniques to ensure stability and success in one’s financial life. Jumping head first into investing and managing your money can be frightening.  Wall Street Survivor turns that fear into fun, while preparing people for a successful financial future.

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Nicole Dugan
Public Relations and Communications

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