Cal State Long Beach

Shay takes center stage at Cal State Long Beach

Yesterday, I had the privilege of presenting “I Don’t Have Money to Save” … and 5 Other Myths About Money to a great group of students at Cal State Long Beach. We talked, we laughed, we cried …. well, no one cried, but we had some emotional moments. Lol

Shay reads from "10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money" during her presentation at Cal State Long Beach.

Here are some of the comments from the evaluation:

Love your attitude!
It was awesome!
I need to get a credit union.

I’m glad the students got some good things from the presentation and I look forward to speaking at Cal State Long Beach again soon.

Shay Olivarria is the most dynamic financial education speaker working today. She has written three books on personal finance, contributes to multiple online media platforms, and is a foster care alumni. She’s been quoted on,, and The Credit Union Times, among others. Visit to find out more about her work.