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Welcome to Money Smart Academy!

Hi there! I’m your coach, Lauren.

Over the next six weeks, you’ll become equipped to make great financial decisions, manage money with a spending plan, and learn the keys to building wealth and living a life you love!

This course is designed to be fun, interactive, and ultimately, to prepare you for a lifetime of financial wellbeing. Here are 3 tips to ensure your success:

  1. Attend the live coaching sessions on Zoom (click here to join the session). You can always watch the recording if you have to miss it, but showing up to the sessions is GOLD. We get into a much deeper and more meaningful discussion than you can get just by reading and learning on your own. Plus it’s a great opportunity to ask questions and bounce ideas off other members.

  2. Check out the syllabus every week so you know what to do. Each and every action item for the entire six weeks is explained in the syllabus, so you’ll definitely want to refer back to it often!

  3. Contact me any time I can help. It’s what I’m here for, after all! You can send an email directly to me at hello.moneysmartacademy@gmail.com or even better, schedule a 15 minute coaching call whenever you want to discuss something in more detail or have more questions.

I’m so glad you decided to join Money Smart Academy and I’m excited to get to know you over the next six weeks! Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to be of further help.

To your success,



Welcome and Orientation


Week 1 - Your Spending Plan

  • Spending Plan Form

  • Video: How to Use Your Spending Plan


Week 2 - Savings Goals

  • Savings Goal Tracker

  • Car Buying Guide: How to Get a Good Car at a Great Deal


Week 3 - Adulting 101

  • Credit Card Pros and Cons

  • College Scholarship Database List


Week 4- Growing and Protecting Your Wealth

  • The Magic of Compound Interest

  • Link to Make a Will (if you’re 18 +)

  • Your Credit Report and Credit Score


Week 5 - Such Is Life!

  • Why Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps Work

  • 5 Tips for a Strong Emergency Fund


Week 6 - Achieving Financial Independence

  • Your “WHY”

  • Your Financial Vision