Money & Emotions May 29th in Carson, CA

Shay Olivarria will be the keynote speaker at this event on personal finance in Carson, CA.

I’m really looking forward to giving the keynote address at the money & emotions event hosted by Become N.E.W. on Saturday, May 29th in Carson, CA.

Become N.E.W. says

Join N.E.W for another EMPOWERING event! This is a financial workshop. Addressing our relationship with money and learning valuable skills in overcoming emotional spending and remaining financially stable in a struggling economy.

Shay Olivarria will lead our Financial Workshop. http://www.ShayOlivarria.com

Lester Barrie will host this event. http://www.lesterbarrie.org

Comedy relief by Comedian Barry Brewer. http://www.myspace.com/barrybrewerthecleancomic

There will be other speakers and presenters as well as additional treats and surprises to make this a very memorable and EMPOWERING event.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Please RSVP today to SAVE THIS DATE!! :o)

Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook and 10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money will be available at the event.

See you there!

10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money

10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money Book Cover

Available soon at retail stores for $15.

I’m thrilled that my new book, 10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money, will be available in 3 weeks. With all the changes to the personal finance landscape with the CARD Act and change in management of federal student loans, it’s more important than ever that college students understand personal finance.

There are 10 things that every college student needs to know. Click here to find out what they are..

Find out when Shay will be in your town.

Voluptua Project – 5 Reasons You Should Open an Account at a Credit Union

This month, my article on The Voluptua Project is about credit unions.

# 1 Traditional banks don’t care about you.
Traditional banks exist to make money for shareholders. This means that regardless of how much money they spend to make you think otherwise, their main concern is for a healthy bottom line not for your welfare. Sometimes their desire to earn profits dovetails with your desire to be financially solvent, but don’t be fooled .. read the rest of the article here.

Shay Olivarria on I.O.U.S.A. Film Panel

This is a video from my participation on a panel on national debt stemming from a viewing of the film I.O.U.S.A. After the film, the audience was invited to engage with the panel about how the national debt effected the average American. The director of the film was on the panel, a representative from Operation Hope was there, and an economist were all on the panel along with little ole me representing for youth.

The question of personal responsibility came up and these are my thoughts. Personal responsibility is a huge topic and I refuse to have us think that what we do doesn’t matter. Be careful watching this one, you might get your feelings hurt.

What’s in the Money Matters Book?

I know that we all like to know what we’re buying, so I’m posting this video from a lecture that I did in San Diego to explain a bit more about what’s in the book and how it can help you. If you’re new to managing your money the book will explain things to help you start with a solid foundation. If you’ve been managing your money and want to make sure you’re staying on track, or get back on track, this book has worksheets that will take you from knowing what you should do, to doing it. It’s money management made simple.


Buy Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook
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Book Review from DC Squared

Did you read the book review for Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook at DC Squared? I’m really thrilled that she found it worthy of being reviewed. She says:

Olivarria creates a great guide for you to create your own individual plan to get out of debt and on the track to financial freedom. She states that you have to be patient and consistent. It is never too late to turn it around. I suggest you gift this book to college graduates. It is straight to the point and interactive.

Obviously, I couldn’t agree more. Read the whole review on DC Squared.

From a Writer’s Point of View

I’m so pleased that I was selected to be the featured upcoming author at From a Writer’s Point of View for May for my first book Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook!

I have a great article posted about my work on the site. Typically, folks want to know about personal finance or my background in foster care. I can honestly say, this is the first interview I’ve done of it’s kind. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out.

Here’s an excerpt:

There’s nothing like having your book printed up and you’re holding it in your hands when you realize that you have a “its” when you meant to have an “it’s” and you think about letting it go. Then you realize that for some people this book will be their first experience with you. They won’t know that you’re a genius that has traveled to 9 countries, went to grad school for business anthropology, and usually has impeccable grammar and syntax. They’ll read your book and think, “What kind of idiot can’t use the correct form for it is”?

Check out the interview and leave a comment. I’d love to hear what your thoughts are.