Matt Paradise is a financial capability expert, but that’s not all. For more than twenty years, he has inspired, motivated, and guided professionals to reach seemingly impossible goals. His rich life experiences and expert knowledge are guaranteed to help your audience, business, or group achieve the success they desire.

With Matt as your keynote speaker or workshop presenter, your event is guaranteed to be motivating, entertaining, and impactful.

 Experience and Empathy

I've gone from homeless to homeowner; from high school dropout, to lecturing in Ivy League Universities. As a cancer survivor and liver transplant recipient, I know all too well that life is non-linear and requires a personalized approach.

The unique combination formal training, certifications, and experience, enables me to deliver high value financial literacy programming for all.  


 I love helping others attain financial wellness.


While working with clients, I embrace the attitude of the poet Maya Angelou: "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

The presentations I deliver are engaging and motivating.

Outcomes Focused

"Change is the end result of all true learning." Leo Buscaglia

The valuable programming I deliver is based on change management:

+ Determine Need for Change
+ Prepare & Plan for Change
+ Implement the Change
+ Sustain the Change

Based on the scope of the project,

I develop customized outcomes.  They can be for a one time speaking engagement, or a multi-year project.

Financial knowledge is just the beginning, financial wellness is the goal.

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I have known and collaborated with Matt for many years. His commitment to providing broad access to financial education and opportunities to build assets and credit has few equals. His dedication to helping young people build crucial life skills is especially noteworthy. He is an excellent communicator with a gift for connecting with others.

Paul, FDIC

I thought the training went really well! I heard a lot of positive feedback from my colleagues afterward –

The training was a nice balance of discussing larger ideas on this topic of financial education (my manager especially enjoyed hearing you address her question about disparities in communities of color and predatory practices targeted toward those communities – which affect our students) and hands-on preparation

Katie, MGH

Matt has such a passion for financial literacy. He has such an ability to teach to diverse populations and really can tailor his lessons and knowledge to any skill level. He is an absolute professional, has impeccable work ethic, and builds rapport fast. It was a pleasure having him teach our young adults.

Alyson, DYS