HEART Talk Interview

Shay talks about her time in foster care.

I just had a wonderful interview with Evelyn Polk of For a Child’s H.E.A.R.T. We talked about my experience in foster care, the things that Bigger Than Your Block, LLC is doing to educate youth about personal finance, my new book “All My Mistakes: Money tips for kids in care”, and the no-cost webinar this Saturday, “Money Tips for Foster Youth“, to celebrate Financial Education Month.

In case you missed it, click here and you’ll hear the whole thing.

TTFN

Free Webinar Series

Shay Olivarria offers 4 no-cost webinars for Financial Education Month!

April is Financial Education Month!

As much as I do to help educate folks about personal finance (speak/write books) I know that I can do more. To that end, this year I’ve decided to present 4 no-cost webinars on financial education:

Monday, April 4th
1pm Teaching Financial Literacy (for Afterschool Staff)

Saturday, April 9th
10:30am Teachable Moments That Will Make Your Child a Millionaire

Saturday, April 16th
11am Money Tips for Teens in Foster Care

Saturday, April 19th
10am 10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money

All webinars are no-cost to participants. The PowerPoint and voice recordings will be emailed to all participants to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Sign up now to secure your place on the webinar!

Happy Financial Education Month!

Guerilla Financial Tactics

In celebration of April being Financial Literacy Month my new eBook, Guerilla Financial Tactics, is available now for free download. This brief eBook suggests ways to evade would-be identity thieves and be proactive about staying off the financial grid.

Download Guerilla Financial Tactics here.

April is Financial Literacy Month – Establish Credit

Since April is Financial Literacy Month I’ve invited a few folks to share their blogs with my readers throughout the month.

One of the most often asked questions about personal finance is how to establish credit. There are several strategies that people use. One of my favorite tips is to get a cell phone. It’s a manageable monthly bill that will allow you to have a needed service while building credit. This article from The Smarter Wallet suggests a few other ways to establish credit.

Don’t forget to purchase a copy of Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook at a 25% discount (use code XS8K4YGX). Spread the word that financial literacy is power! Buy a book for a friend and a relative.

April is Financial Literacy Month – Financial Makeover

Since April is Financial Literacy Month I’ve invited a few folks to share their blogs with my readers throughout the month.

How many of us have seen those makeover shows on cable and wished we could have a financial makeover? Well, here’s your chance! This article on making over your financial life is a great place to start. It covers some simple, but important, tips to help you take control of your financial life.

Don’t forget to purchase a copy of Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook at a 25% discount (use code XS8K4YGX). Spread the word that financial literacy is power! Buy a book for a friend and a relative.

Each one teach one.

April is Financial Literacy Month – Credit Cards for Students

Since April is Financial Literacy Month I’ve invited a few folks to share their blogs with my readers throughout the month.

As we all know, the new CARD Act has a restriction that will prohibit people younger than 21 from applying for a credit card unless they have a co-signer that is older than 21 years old. That means that parents with students that will be heading off to college soon may want to co-sign for a card for their child to use in emergency situations, but how do you know which card is a good fit for a college student? This guest post from Digerati Life discusses some of the pros and cons of credit card usage for college students and which credit cards may be the best option for your student.

Don’t forget to purchase a copy of Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook at a 25% discount (use code XS8K4YGX). Spread the word that financial literacy is power! Buy a book for a friend and a relative.

Each one teach one.

April is Financial Literacy Month – 50 Games to Play FREE

Since April is Financial Literacy Month I’ve invited a few folks to share their blogs with my readers throughout the month.

I love working with youth around financial literacy. To remind us that personal finance is not all series business here are 50 games that you can play with your child to help them understand financial literacy.

Don’t forget to purchase a copy of Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook at a 25% discount (use code XS8K4YGX). Spread the word that financial literacy is power! Buy a book for a friend and a relative.

Each one teach one.