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Meet Shatisha Stephens the CEO of Financial Matters, LLC

Shatisha Stephens specializes in educating and inspiring individuals to live their best financial life. She is known for her speaking engagements, individual coaching sessions, as well as sharing her personal economic stories and experiences. She firmly believes that a healthy financial mindset is the key to financial success and has helped individuals with creating budgets, spending plans, saving strategies, credit repair, and recommendations for tackling debt. One of her favorite sayings is, "In matters of money, you matter." Through this journey, she formally created Financial Matters, LLC.

Shatisha is an advocate and educator for breaking generational curses, creating, and sustaining wealth. Since launching her business, Shatisha has taught 500+ attendees over 20 financial literacy workshops by partnering with some organizations such as No Rest for Success foundation, Play 2 Purpose, Leaders of the 21st Century, and Spotify. Also, she works with women entrepreneurs and helps non-profit organizations think through building sustainable financial capability programs in New York and New Jersey.

Who is Shatisha Stephens, and what was your motivation for starting your brand?

Money was always a struggle for me growing up in Brooklyn, NY. My grandmother was on public assistance, and when I went to the store, I would wait until everyone left so I wouldn't be embarrassed using the food stamps. I got teased for wearing knock-off name brand clothes, and I never had cable television. All of which struck my passion for financial literacy. I was a first-generation college graduate, graduating with a Bachelors degree in Finance and Economics. I originally wanted to be a Certified Financial Planner but shortly realized that I wanted to help other populations, not just the wealthy. In 2006, I started preparing personal income taxes for low-income families. I expanded my reach in 2015, when I began hosting financial literacy workshops. I also often volunteered at organizations such as Brooklyn Community Services and the Caribbean Women's Health Association, teaching mentally ill patients, and women with HIV money management.