Positively Plus Profile: Bigger Than Your Block!

by M Stagg | The Voluptua Project™


Shay Olivarria of Bigger Than Your Block

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This week, TVP is proud to feature Bigger Than Your Block!

Not everyone knows where to look for information to improve their finances. Fortunately, there are resources like Bigger Than Your Block, founded by Shay Olivarria in 2007, to help everyday people make sense of the power behind the dollar.

“I started BTYB because I wanted to help the working poor have access to personal finance. I wanted to make it fun, dynamic, and relevant for the average person.”

About Bigger Than Your Block

Bigger Than Your Block connects people with information to improve financial intelligence through:

  • Speaking Engagements
  • Personalized Coaching
  • Books on Financial Literacy
  • Video Tutorials

Her workshops are presented in a way that is simultaneously humorous and easily understood by her audiences. She’s helped both adults and youth gain a better perspective of their personal financial situations and instilled the importance of mastering their money.

About Shay Olivarria

Shay Olivarria is a speaker, financial literacy coach, former foster care youth and author of Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook. As an ambassador for financial freedom, Shay travels all over the country to educate people on responsible financial decisions.


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Her financial workshops focus on a number of topics, including money management, credit scoring, credit reports, net worth, investment accounts, and retirement accounts. She has partnered with several community organizations including Independent Lens, San Diego State University’s African Student Union, Promise House of Dallas, Texas, Los Angeles Urban League, San Diego Urban League, and the Latino Student Business Association of the University of Southern California. Shay writes a “Money Matters” column for SquareRootz.net, and she is currently finishing her second book “7 Money Rules to Help You Lead a Happy Life”.

Shay earned her Bachelor of Arts degree (Anthropology major, Business Management minor) from California State University – Dominguez Hills. For more information on Shay and her organization, go to www.ShayOlivarria.com.

Check out these links to find out more about Shay and Bigger Than Your Block!


BTYB on Facebook

Contact Info for Shay/BTYB:

Phone: (323) 596-1843

Primary Business Email Address | Shay@BiggerThanYourBlock.com

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