Free Library of Philadelphia

Shay Olivarria with staff from the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Thursday, April 5, 2012 Shay Olivarria was pleased to present financial education workshop “Creating a Foundation for Wealth” based on her book 10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money to student-workers at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Wow! The students were so much fun! We weren’t able to film because the students were minors, but there are some comments from the evaluation to give you an idea of how the workshop went.

What was the most important thing you learned today?

“Stop being idiot and save some cash!”

“Savings and a bright, ready mind can get you ANYWHERE!”

“How to think critically about money”

“The difference between a bank and a credit union”

“Invest in retirement and have an emergency fund”

“”I learned about small opportunities that make a big difference”

“The most important thing I learned today was how I can start saving now, to benefit my future”

“Avoid fees was the most important thing I learned. The fees can add up and put you in a hole”

“You can buy stock at any age”

“I leaned about saving money and shopping smart”

Book Shay to speak at your event today.

Shay Olivarria is the most dynamic financial education speaker working today. She speaks at high schools, colleges, and companies across the country. She has written three books on personal finance, including Amazon Best Seller “Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook”. Shay has been quoted on,, and The Credit Union Times, among others. To schedule Shay to speak at your event visit

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