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Speaker, Author, and Consultant Matt Paradise

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Matt Paradise is the award-winning author of Financially Capable: A Friendly Guide to Building Whole-Health Wealth. His fiery passion for transforming people's lives infuses every word he speaks. As a renowned financial educator, Matt's unique approach to financial education inspires and educates organizations and people to take control of their finances, achieve their goals, and live with less financial stress at work and in life.




Like you, author and personal finance expert Matt Paradise is deeply troubled by the wealth gap and the overwhelming financial stress prevalent in our modern society. Is it possible for increased education to improve both our financial results and overall well-being? Will whole-health wealth make us better leaders, better salespeople, and better co-workers?


With over twenty years of speaking, mentoring, writing, and most importantly real-world, in-the-trenches business experience, Matt can for sure answer, “YES!”


The ability to manage finances well reduces stress, generates wealth, and empowers individuals for a prosperous future, enabling increased productivity, focus, and influence—an acquired skill often overlooked. In short, anyone can discover simple ways to improve the quality and power of financial capability in their life.


You won't find a more practical and relatable guide than his award-winning book, Financially Capable: A Friendly Guide to Building While-Health Wealth. Unlike traditional leadership, sales, or communication training, Matt's approach is both science-based and captivating. Tens of thousands of people have achieved economic security thanks to his proven strategies, which allowed him to go from homeless teen to millionaire. Working with over two hundred esteemed companies and organizations, he perfected his tips, techniques, and public speaking.

Matt helped establish credit counseling and financial education departments with American Consumer Credit Counseling, which Forbes lists as the “Best Debt Management Company” in the US. He retired before turning 40, and is now an active board member leading the organization to greater growth.

Many media outlets have profiled Matt's work, including MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Fox TV, Benzinga, NBCUniversal, New England Cable News, Morningstar, Barchart, Wall Street Watchdog, Seeking Alpha, Credit Union Insight, Credit Union Today, and media outlets around the world.

He is a sought-after speaker who has taught people from Harvard University to Health Care, Nonprofits, Associations, Government, Education, and Employee Empowering Businesses in the United States. The Massachusetts State House, Fidelity Investments, the Department of Corrections, and other organizations have featured his unique programs.

Matt also co-authored publications with the Massachusetts State Treasurer, Federal Reserve Bank, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

He has earned multiple licenses and certifications in the financial education field, including the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE©) Accredited Credit Counselor, Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF©), and Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist (CITRMS©). Similar to famed investor Warren Buffett, Matt values his Dale Carnegie graduation certificates as treasured investments.

Matt Paradise conquered drug addiction (25 years sober), teen homelessness, bile duct cancer, and a liver transplant on his journey to financial well-being. He is a proud father, loving husband, and in-law caregiver. Odyssey, his poodle, keeps him active, and music soothes his soul. Matt and his family call Greater Boston home.

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