Lee HS in Baytown, TX

I had a great time with the students of Lee HS in Baytown, Tx. I’m super-happy they were interested in learning more about credit unions and credit-unioning! Check out the video of students and staff talking about what they got out of the presentation “Money Tips for Seniors”.

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Shay on CU Broadcast

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I’m so glad that I had a chance to sit down and talk with Michael Lawson from CU Broadcast. He interviews awesome people involved with credit unions across the country, so I’m honored that he wanted to interview little ol’ me!

We talked about why I became a financial educator, why credit unions are awesome, and how my two books “10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money” and “Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook” are helping people across the country.

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Financial Tips from 50 Cent

As you know, I’ve partnered with Shalena Diva to provide financial education tips to her audience. Many of us have seen the photos of 50 Cent after he lost all that weight for a new role, but how many of us thought about the financial lessons that we could learn from it? There are 3 lessons to be learned from 50’s weight loss and I share them in this week’s video for Shalena Divas’s site.

Watch the video here.

Become N.E.W.

I had a great time speaking at the financial empowerment event for Become N.E.W. yesterday and apparently they had a great time as well.

Shay, you did an excellent job. Your presentation was lively, informative, and funny! You have great energy and it comes through in your work. I would love to get a copy of your power point presentation. Please keep in touch cuz a sister gotta stay on course!

People are used to hearing professionals speak about personal finance. No offense, but speakers on money matters tend to be a little on the dry side. We talked, we laughed, we shared stories, we worked through myths to creating abundance, and I shared 7 tips to create abundance in your life. I’m glad that I’m able to share information in a way that people can hear and are motivated to put to use. Esther Joseph agrees,

Shay, you are amazing! Thank you sooo much for coming out and truly blessing us with valuable, life-altering information. You are a blessing and a gift from God. I appreciate you and look forward to working with you again in the future. Continue this walk of being a valuable resource in the lives of God’s people. …You were VERY organized and your presentation well delivered and thought out.. this is certainly only just the beginning for you.. good journey :).. God bless.
EJ

I also had the opportunity to meet comedian Barry Brewer. He did a funny set, stayed for the workshop, and added value to the conversation by asking awesome questions. Here’s what he thought about the workshop:

May Newsletter

In case you missed it, here’s the May Newsletter. So many good things are going on that I had to make a video! My second book on personal finance will be available soon, my new eBook “Guerrilla Financial Tactics’ has been downloaded almost 700 times, I’m giving they keynote at Become New’s Money & Emotion event, I’m speaking at Greater Mt. Olive’s Juneteenth event, and I’m looking forward to teaching Master Your Money: Increase Your Credit Score & Decrease Your Debt at Riverside Community College.


View the May Newsletter here.

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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.