Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Young Women & Money Conference

"Controlling your money, rather than having your money control you" is key to every woman's quality of life. The YWCA Berkeley/Oakland's Young Women and Money Conference will help you towards financial independence and success.

Conference Fee Includes:

  • Three Fantastic Keynote Speakers
  • Two Workshops of Your Choice
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Tote Bag
  • Give-Aways
  • Access to Financial Resources
  • And More!
  • Attendees are eligible to win a free laptop, an Apple iTouch, a $200 Target Gift Card

All Ages Welcome:
Discounted for Ages 18-30: $20

Discounted for Ages 31-40: $55
Full Registration Cost: $70


Marriott Oakland City Center
1001 Broadway (cross street 10th Street)
Oakland, CA 94607

We recommend taking public transportation.
By BART: 12th Street BART station

Monday, September 21, 2009

Free financial advice and planning

Please join Assemblymember Sandré Swanson, State Contorller John Chiang, Senator Loni Hancock, the City of Oakland and other sponsors for a day of free financial advice and planning assistance. Hear from certified financial planning professionals through a series of free workshops and clinics. This event will be your chance to learn information about 401ks, mortgages, savings accounts, IRAs, loans, estate planning, foreclosures, and tax preparation for personal finance needs and/or the financial needs of non-profit and religious organizations.

For more details and registration, visit:

Monday, July 6, 2009

Mindful Money Six Week Financial Workshop Series

If you are ready to change your relationship to money join the Mindful Money Six Week Financial Workshop Series.

Beginning August 5th, 2009, I am facilitating a Six Week Financial Workshop Series at the Women of Color Resource Center in downtown Oakland.

Mindful Money Financial Workshop Series:

August 5: Getting Clear
August 12: What' Your Money Story?
August 19: Building Your Financial Toolkit
August 26: Keeping It Real
September 2:
Create and Manifest
September 9: Onward to Financial Freedom!

To register or get more information, email

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Here is a brief article to educate yourself about what a FICO score is really based on.

The article below was written by Craig Briskin, a consumer and anti-trust class action attorney with Mehri & Scalet.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Opportunity During Economic Crisis

In this video, Lynne Twist, gives an insightful message on the opportunity within this global economic crisis. Lynne Twist is the author of, "The Soul of Money"

P.S. Thanks Tarra!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Seven Ways to Save

On Wednesday night, we prepared for the spending fast. The fast begins on Saturday, April 25 and ends on May 1. I am really excited to see what comes as a result of the group fast.

In the meantime, I found a blog that offers seven ways to save.

I have to say, I don't agree with her on one topic which is, two people with two separate accounts can make a shared budget. I know. I've done it.

But read on. She offers some practical advice.

What are your money saving secrets?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Seven Day Spending Fast

Mindful Money: Seven Day Spending Fast
Facilitated by Chanda Jones, Personal Finance Coach

Transform your relationship to money ~ transform your life.

During the fast, we will refrain from spending for a week while we examine our core beliefs and habits around money. Chanda will provide coaching support over the course of the week. Participants will be required to journal or write each day of the fast. A set of questions will be posed (via email) as a guide to assist the journaling process.

Please note, that all entries will be submitted to Chanda at the end of the fast. Some of the information from the entries may be used in a future article for my blog. Anonymity is an option.

By participating in the Seven Day Spending Fast you will:
*Learn how to make meaningful financial decisions (regardless of how much you have).
*Gain clarity and create balance in your relationship to your finances.
*Share, support, and inspire others on their path to achieving financial freedom.

Group Session/Dinner - April 22 (6:30 - 8:30pm)
Spending Fast - April 25 - May 1

A group session and dinner will take place at my home, Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 - 8:30pm. We will prepare for the upcoming fast during the group session (attendance is required). Please bring a journal and your date book with you.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information contact me at You can also visit my blog at