It’s been way too long since I’ve posted though I’ve been busy. I was hired to help the Department of Veteran’s Affairs set up a Pathways Program Management Office dedicated to hiring young people into the federal workforce. I work for a dynamo veteran owned government contractor called AMSG and I’m thrilled to be offering my knowledge in internships for such an important cause.
However, I haven’t left my money coaching far behind. In fact, I’m in the process of becoming a certified financial educator! This means I am learning how to work with groups to help them become financially literate — a journey I know can be difficult for many. We’re not stupid. We’re simply not trained or educated in personal finance for the most part. We’re left to learn on our own through trial and error which isn’t always bad. It’s just that for many of us, our financial illiteracy combined with beliefs and behaviors that can cause pain, shame or worse — is leading us individually and as a country into debt and out of balance.
This is why I am starting a course called Pizza Money. It is geared toward young adults for now and I’m piloting it starting in January, 2016. We will meet for six two hour sessions where we’ll learn practical skills while also tapping into our fears, beliefs and behaviors around money that either serve or hinder.
I’m recruiting six people between the ages of 21 and 30. If interested, please sign up now. Classes meet at our house in northwest DC from 7-9pm starting January 7th or 8th, 2016. 100 percent participation required.