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My Mission:

Empower, Inspire, Educate

Have you ever felt financial stress? If so, you’re not alone. In Fact, 73% of Americans rank their finances as the most significant source of stress in their life.

I've helped more than 100,000 people reach financial goals and reduce their money related stress.

I can help you too.



“Matt’s commitment to providing broad access to financial education and opportunities to build assets and credit has few equals... He is an excellent communicator with a gift for connecting with others.”


Paul H, Retired Community Affairs Specialist at FDIC

 (some of) MY STORY       

I’m passionate about helping people. I love inspiring others.  I vividly remember the first time I spoke in front of a group.  I was 7 years old and read Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in front of a teary eyed church congregation.  The moment revealed a talent and passion for inspiring and motivating people.  Through formal training and certifications, as well as hands on experience, and the guidance of mentors,  my ability to impact lives has been refined.   


I believe that financial literacy is a matter of social justice.  I've built a career developing and delivering inspiring and motivating financial education programs for ALL.  Horace Mann famously called education the “great equalizer".  Personal finance education, or the lack of it,  can be a matter of life and death.


I know what it’s like to struggle for survival.  Moving out on my own at 16, “home” was any couch or floor offered by friends and strangers.   Problem solving skills were developed out of necessity.  The adversity helped to develop empathy for others and faith that there is an all powerful God. 


I know what it's like to have very little and to have an abundance. My broad range of experience helps me to empathize with others.  I’ve helped more than 100,000 people reach financial goals like getting out of debt, improving credit, buying homes, resolving and preventing identity theft, and balancing budgets. I’ve had the pleasure of working with groups like:

Financial Institutions; Hospitals; Large and Small Employers; Social Service Agencies; Federal and State Government; Military; Department of Corrections; Colleges and Universities, Early Education; Elementary and High School Students; Educators; Homeless Shelters, Faith-Based groups, and More!



Matt Paradise



Boston Massachusetts

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