Evolve: Eroding Inequities through Financial Literacy
October 18, 2022
7:30 PM — 8:45 PM EST
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Financial literacy is essential to social mobility and the creation of generational wealth. But how many of us learned how to open a credit card, take out a loan or balance a budget in school? A lack of access to financial literacy disproportionately affects marginalized communities and only widens the wealth gap.
Yanely Espinal (@missbehelpful) is on a mission to create widespread change around systemic financial barriers. Join us to learn more about how you can avoid financial pitfalls and explore tips for your own personal finances.
Yanely Espinal served as a TFA corps member in 2011 in the NYC corps. She's a first generation American and first generation college graduate who received a scholarship to Brown University. After two decades of school, she still can't believe that she never had a class about making smart money decisions! Now, she's on a mission to help young people learn about personal finance in a fun and engaging way!
In 2015, Yanely paid off $20,000 of credit card debt and decided to pair her love for teaching with her passion for financial literacy. She created a YouTube channel for people to engage with topics like budgeting, managing credit, saving and investing for retirement and more! serves as the Director of Educational Outreach at Next Gen Personal Finance and is a member of CNBC's Financial Wellness Advisory Council.