20- and early 30-young professionals continue to struggle financially: a tough job market, hesitancy to invest and student loans are just a few of the challenges in the way to achieving financial prosperity. Hosted by 8 Cents in a Jar, Adulting 101: Dollars + Sense is a financial life skills workshop for young professionals to navigate their coins. Attendees will examine the pitfalls of money management and gain solutions to stay ahead of the financial curveball.
Program Topics (Coin Components of Change)
- The Quarter Mid-Life Crisis: Adulting is Hard
- The 8 to 5 Work Cycle: Compensation & Benefits (Salary Negotiation)
- Sallie Mae Owns Me: Students Loans and Graduate Degree
- The Trap of Automatic Payments vs. Automated Savings
- Brunch over Bonds: Day Parties or Day Trading
This program is presented by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
About LaShea Reaves, President, 8 Cents in a Jar
LaShea graduated cum laude in the Spring of 2007 with a Bachelor’s in Business Management and a minor in Economics. After working three jobs in college and becoming a financial junkie, she purchased her first home as a graduation gift. For the first time in her life, she was no longer a recipient of public assistance. LaShea advanced her career in financial services as an Assistant Vice President and later managed relationships with Investment Advisors toppling assets of more than THREE BILLION dollars while working at Charles Schwab – all because she created a financial plan as a teenager.
8 Cents in a Jar is for students, young professionals and families; whether you’re considering how or when to get started, 8 Cents is here for you. Every step of the way, sharing, advising, answering questions and offering hope.
The number 8 represents a new beginning, meaning a new order or creation, and man’s true ‘born again’ event. Within the financial realm, the power of 8 associates with matters of business and wealth largely depend on cycles to fulfill a manifestation.
The money jar (depositing cents in a jar) has been a simplistic way for people to save money for generations. The concept is easy. After coming home for the day, you simply empty out your pockets and put the coins into a jar. When the jar is full, you take it to your local bank, have the coins counted and place the money into your savings account.
8 Cents in a Jar represents a new beginning for generations to start saving and eradicate the cycle of generational poverty.
Regardless of one’s economic status, there is always an opportunity to become financially capable and make informed financial decisions with proper education and guidance starting from the age of 8. It starts with 8 Cents in a Jar.
Please note: If you are unable to attend a program, cancelling your reservation gives us an accurate count of how many to expect; for sold-out programs, cancelling your reservation also allows someone on the waitlist to attend in your place.
Cancelling can be done in two easy ways: by calling 407.644.2492 and selecting Option 4 to speak to a representative or by using the online ticket cancellation option in your original confirmation email from Eventbrite.