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JENNIFER S. MATTHEWS, MA, MBA

Jennifer Matthews is an author, motivational speaker, and is trained as a financial coach. She provides financial literacy services, training, and mentoring that helps people understand cash flow and better manage cash on hand. Her services also include affordable detailed, personalized wealth creation systems for her clients. Jennifer has more than 10 years experience assisting clients with developing and adhering to spending plans, increasing and understanding credit scores, affordable homeownership, and achieving financial goals. She develops and conducts workshops, tele-seminars, and corporate trainings.

Jennifer  is the author of the best-selling book 12 Ways To Put Money In Your Pocket Every Month Without A Part-time Job: The Skinny Book That Makes Your Wallet Fat. The book was selected by the Institute for Financial Literacy as their 2012 Adult's Book of the Year, General, and also nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award. Click here to buy the book at www.MoneySmartBook.com  

Jennifer earned a BA in Labor Studies from Rutgers University, an MA in Professional Communication from LaSalle University, and an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University. She holds Certificates of Professional Recognition in Homebuyer Education Training and Beginning to Intermediate Foreclosure Prevention, both from NeighborWorks America.

Jennifer was a Delegate at the Global Summit on Financial Literacy. She was one of only 100 people invited to participate in the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives Compass in Action Roundtable on Financial Literacy. She is the former Maryland/DC State Coordinator for The Delta Challenge Homebuyer Initiative of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is the past co-chair of the Economic Development Committee for her local chapter, where under her leadership her chapter garnered two Regional and one International award for implementing effective community financial programs.

Jennifer has been a regular guest financial expert on WUSA TV9’s Mind Over Money consumer show in Washington, DC (a CBS affiliate station), and was a featured expert in the PBS documentary Facing the Mortgage Crisis in DC, which aired on WHUT TV in September 2009. Ms. Matthews has been a guest on Evening Exchange  on WHUT TV. She was a featured expert in Pursuit of the Dream: Building Credit for Life, a PBS special that aired on Maryland Public Television (MPT).

Jennifer was featured in an article in Foreclosure Mass Monthly newsletter,
quoted in US News & World Report, and interviewed by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. She has been a guest expert on The Daily Drum with Harold Fisher on WHUR radio in Washington, DC, and  a guest expert on Wealthy Lifestyles with Deborah Owens on WEAA radio in Baltimore. Both radio interviews are on The Gossip page of this website.

To schedule Jennifer to speak for your company, church, or organization, contact her at:

Jennifer S. Matthews
Creating Financial Literacy, LLC
Bookings@MoneySmartBook.com