Speaking at ThrivingDollars’ #MONEYMEETUP Panel

I was so excited to be asked to participate as a panelist at the Thursday, March 28, 2019 edition of the bi-monthly ThrivingDollars’ MoneyMeetUp series slated to be held at the Hub Coworking Limited between 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm. Founder of ThrivingDollars, Kenishia S. Mais, is someone that I have great respect for as a person and as a professional. I have been the beneficiary of her work and we were both a part of the same Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) 2018 cohort.

The HERStory of Thriving Dollars MoneyMeetUp

MoneyMeetUp started in June 2016 as an initiative that provided a safe space for Millennials and young adults to have meaningful conversations about money and get the tools they need to create their ideal financial lives.

Fun fact: I had the pleasure and benefit of attending the very first #MoneyMeetUp in 2016 with two friends which fostered conversations around building financial systems versus ‘setting goals’ as the foundation for building healthy finances. It is such a blessing to see how much Kenishia has been able to grow her work through the Thriving Dollars brand.

Read about that experience and the lessons learned here.

About the March 28, 2019 Staging

The March 28th edition of MoneyMeetUp was titled ‘Before You Resign, Gather Your Coins.’ Panelists were selected to speak to the practical and varied steps Millennials can take to transition from their existing job to either another job, self-employment, or even transitioning to their own business that may be more in line with their purpose and vision for their lives.

Attendees described the feedback and the experiences shared by members of the panels as honest and useful. You can read more about the experience at the Goody on a Budget blog review and learn more about MoneyMeetUp and other ThrivingDollars initiatives (like Money Mani Mimosa) at