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We are excited to announce the launch of our newly rebuilt and redesigned financial education website, StudyMoney.us!

This new, fully accessible, and user-friendly website makes financial education readily available to people with disabilities, their family members, advocates, and educators everywhere, at no cost. As part of PATF’s commitment to helping people with disabilities invest in their financial future, we pledge to contribute $1,000 in savings to five people ($200 each) as part of a two-week #StudyMoneyWithUs Giveaway.

“Financial education is the foundation for independent living,” says PATF’s CEO, Susan Tachau. “When it comes to equity and inclusion, we believe comprehensive and accessible financial education can help level the playing field. That’s why we created this website and the curriculum on which it is based.”

“People with disabilities and their families need information and tools to make wise financial decisions for their futures. StudyMoney.us is designed to do just that,” Tachau states.

StudyMoney.us is based on our award-winning financial empowerment curriculum, Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management and its companion educator manual.

Read the official press release here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Money impacts nearly all aspects of our lives – where we live, what we eat, how we get around, the way we spend our free time, and our health to name a few. Money mapping, like budgeting, is a way to gain control over your money and meet your financial goals. Unlike budgeting, however, money mapping is designed to be a flexible and ongoing process that will help you reroute when life changes.

In this webinar, Holly Zugay, CFP® of Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, will lead attendees through the process of creating a money map and discuss ways you can use it to manage your finances and achieve your goals. Jill Gromen of JEVS Human Services will share her personal experience with using money mapping with young adults with disabilities. Attendees will also hear from a JEVS Money Club program participant who will share firsthand experience in using the money-mapping process to become more financially independent.

Attendees will learn:

  • Why setting goals is important;
  • How you can set SMART financial goals;
  • What you can accomplish by mapping your money;
  • How to create and use a money map; and
  • Practical applications of money mapping for individuals with disabilities.

Learn more and register here.

For questions or help with registration, please contact Megan Bolin at 888-744-1938.

Join us and gain the tools you need to have an impact!

Each Money Talks webinar hosted by the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation will provide information and resources to handle the unique financial issues that impact individuals with disabilities, including new challenges that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a person with a disability, a family member of someone with a disability, an advocate, an educator, or a service provider, this series is for you. Each session will be fully accessible, and recordings, transcripts, and slides will be made available.