What Happened to Shay?

We went from Los Angeles to Atlanta and back in a 1994 Ford Aspire! Talk about adventure! LOL

I know it’s been a while since I posted on Bigger Than Your Block. For those of you that don’t know, I spent my summer driving cross country in a 1994 Ford Aspire to promote financial literacy! I know! Awesome, right? We had a great time and you can read more about my full adventures at Cross Country In A Ford.

In case you don’t have time to check out the full site, here’s the short version:
Left Los Angeles
Visited community college in Phoenix
Tire blew out in Alburquerque
Made it into Memphis and had Danika tell me I’m crazy for couch surfing
Tire almost blew in Jackson, Tn. Went to Wal-Mart to fix it and sold a book
AWESOME book signing at Nubian Books in Atlanta and the whole Atlanta trip was terrific
Visited HBCU row in Atlanta
Had two events in Jackson, MS and was interviewed on Naked Conversations Radio
Car died in Jackson, MS
Had first couch surfing adventure in Jackson, Ms with Pedro
Had second couch surfing adventure in Alexandria, La
Blew another tire on the 20W and spun out. Ended up on the other side of the service road and had to have the car towed into Dallas.
Visited Dallas and Ft. Worth and delivered a workshop to Promise House and did a book signing at The Dock Book Shop
Had our third couch surfing adventure in El Paso with Luis
Attended the Los Angeles Black Book Expo
I’m scheduled to deliver a free workshop for college students in San Diego Sept. 11

Read about the whole adventure here.

Whew! One last event and I’m done. Well, with the “official” financial literacy tour. I’m glad that I was able to meet so many people and that so many people were able to learn a bit more about personal finance. So many folks followed our adventures that I’ve decided to created a DVD and a book about all our adventures! The project has been accepted on Kickstarter.com to help us raise funds to create the DVD. I’m thrilled so many people are interested in personal finance and my work.

If you love my work, realize that I do it all for my community, my folks, mi gente. I’m just a kid from poverty that wants to help others avoid the money mistakes that I have made and that I’ve seen others make over the years.


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