The Center for Financial Empowerment teamed up with local organizations in Boyle Heights to host Mad City Money reality fair Saturday, June 21st. As it happens, it was the weekend before the new SCE Credit Union branch re-opened in Boyle Heights! Whoo hoo!
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Mad City Money at Lynwood High School
The Center for Financial Empowerment (formerly The Foundation at SCE Credit Union) partnered with Lynwood High School to put on Mad City Money reality fair for senior students. It. Was. Amazing.
The students were super engaged, the volunteers were wonderful and Shay was amazing … as usual.
Mad City Money – Duarte HS
Had a great time working with SCE Credit Union and the Financial Empowerment Center at today’s Mad City Money event!
Shout out to the BPHS students that volunteered as well!
Seniors Get Financial Education at Western HS in Las Vegas
How awesome is it to be able to do something that you love and get paid for it? Friday, May 10th Financial Education Speaker & Author Shay Olivarria was in Las Vegas speaking to more than 200 Seniors at Western High School about personal finance for SCE Credit Union Foundation.
High school students in Nevada are required to receive financial education and most take part in an online course, however there is no substitute for the interaction and feedbackloop of working with a live person.
During each hour long workshop students learned about the difference between credit unions and banks, the need to pay yourself first, what compound interest is and how it works, the parts of a credit score and credit cards, specifically the CARD Act and why paying the minimum payment on your credit card debt is problematic.
If you’d like to hire Shay to speak with your group, call (323) 596-1843.
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 Bankrate.com, FoxBusiness.com, NBC Latino and The Credit Union Times, among others. To schedule Shay to speak at your event visit www.BiggerThanYourBlock.com
Camp Miss Independent
Saturday, April 21st was the Second Annual Camp Miss Independent hosted by Camp Fire USA. The SCE Federal Credit Union Foundation supported the event, so Shay Olivarria delivered three 45- minute presentations on personal finance topics including:
Financial Goal Setting (creating S.M.A.R.T. goals)
Paying Yourself First (Emergency Funds and Retirement Accounts)
Understanding Financial Institutions (Credit Unions, Community Banks,and Banks)
Camp Miss Independent is a two-day event at Camp Nawakwa in the San Bernardino mountains. Students come up Friday night and and stay overnight until Sunday morning. Speakers cover personal finance, dressing for success,financial aid, and college life. Students were excited to receive a special offer from SCE FCU.
Students really enjoyed Shay’s presentations. They said they learned:
“The difference between banks and credit unions”
“I can start saving money now”
“Start saving around $50 a month and I’ll have lots by the time I’m 30 years old. So save, save, save!”
“Retirement fund and realizing that I NEED to save money if I want to have a comfortable lifestyle”
“Debit cards do not effect your credit”
“Setting short & long term goals …just setting financial goals in general”
“The eye opening information makes me realize that I need to make smarter decisions”
“Saving money but also knowing how to use it”
I had a great time working with the students that attended Camp Miss Independent 2012!
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 Bankrate.com, FoxBusiness.com, and The Credit Union Times, among others. To schedule Shay to speak at your event visit www.BiggerThanYourBlock.com.