financial literacy

Financially CLEAN Launches Free E-Book, The College Financial Playbook

Financially CLEAN will officially debut The College Financial Playbook, the first of its series of free E-books, at Walter Mosley's 5th Annual Youth Career Fair on Friday January 26th at the Shirley A. Chisolm State Office Building in Brooklyn, NY.

With student loan debt being the largest form of consumer debt outside of mortgages in this country, Financially CLEAN is launching this free E-book to help change that.

We are always looking for creative ways to reach youth beyond the classroom, beyond our borders. Our goal is to advance the opportunity for every child to be financially literate before the age of 18.

— Dionne Nicholls, Program Director


The College Financial Playbook is a quick, easy resource guide to help high school and college students win 'THE GAME' --to not only graduate but graduate with minimal debt. Because if you don't know the rules how can you play the game? --Shaun Lynda, Founder

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Financially CLEAN will be on hand again this year at the Walter T. Mosley Youth Job Fair to take personal finance questions from eager students looking to gain work experience and understand how to manage, grow and protect their hard-earned dollars. For those who cannot attend, you can download it here for FREE.

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January 26th

Hundreds of high school and college students attend Assemblymember Walter Mosley's Youth Job Fair every year, giving young people an opportunity to gain valuable summer experience, acquire skills and build their network. It is open to the public so it is certainly worth spreading the word.

Financially CLEAN Team Sits Down to Share Their Journey with Create Your Life Series Podcaster Kevin Y. Brown

Dionne Nicholls and Shaun Lynda, Co-Founders of Financially CLEAN and Co-Hosts of personal finance podcast, Two Black Guys with Good Credit, were invited to share their story with Kevin Y. Brown who is inspiring listeners every week with his show, Create Your Life.

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In this episode Shaun and Dionne discuss their journey’s of switching careers and now investing in tomorrow’s leaders by teaching them financial literacy. They reveal their secrets of being a dynamic team and stretching their business to NBA rookies and beyond.
— Kevin Y. Brown, Host of Create Your Life Series

Two Black Guys with Good Credit takes your money calls on CBC Radio Show, Ontario Today!

Two Black Guys with Good Credit Co-host, Shaun Lynda, goes home to Canada to sit down this week with Rita Celli, host of CBC Radio show, Ontario Today, as part of their Debt Series.  Hear from the brave callers and the fun, enlightening conversation that ensues. Listen to the full show here.

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Financially CLEAN Makes Headlines! BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE Takes You Inside the Classroom

BLACK ENTERPRISE gives you a fly on wall the view of how Financially CLEAN takes a straight-talk, strategic approach to teaching young people the core financial principles they need to succeed.

Journalist, Robin White-Goode, joins the students of college mentorship access program,  Boys Hope Girls Hope  to see how Financially CLEAN teaches the concept of credit.

Journalist, Robin White-Goode, joins the students of college mentorship access program, Boys Hope Girls Hope to see how Financially CLEAN teaches the concept of credit.

Journalist, Robin White-Goode had the opportunity to sit in on a class to see how, Co-Founder and Instructor, Shaun Lynda engages the students to learn complex financial concepts in a fun and interactive way using a delivery that is relatable to them.

Read the full article here to get an inside look.

It is our goal to create a safe space for kids to talk about personal finance. When we see the students’ hands shooting up in the air, firing questions, initiating robust discussions, laughing and having a good time in the classroom, that’s when we know we are connecting and that’s when the magic happens!
— Dionne Nicholls, Program Director