FWI's President & CEO Wanda P. Hardy speaks on Money Matters: Family and Finances Podcast
According to the American Psychological Association, money continues to be a significant source of stress in the lives of American adults. This can negatively affect their children’s sense of wellbeing. One of the primary goals expressed by families is the need for professional guidance on how they can better manage their finances, which they know can lead to increased economic opportunities, home ownership, increased savings and reduced stress. In this episode Jackie and Richelle will speak with Wanda Hardy, President and CEO of the Financial Wellness Institute and Riccina Cabezas, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Justice Initiatives at Family Strengthening Network to learn how they are helping families meet their financial goals. Wanda P. Hardy is a renowned and highly decorated financial educator and consultant. An American Association of Family & Consumer Science Certified Personal & Family Finance Educator (CPFFE) and certified FDIC Money Smart Trainer and Instructor, Ms. Hardy is a graduate of Columbia University School of Business for Nonprofit Management and holds both a Bachelor of Science degree and an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration (EMBA) from St. Joseph’s University. Riccina Cabezas, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Justice Initiatives at Family Strengthening Network, has a deep passion for connecting families to resources, building informal community support, and instilling a sense of hope in families which has led to proven transformation and outcomes for over 10 years. Ms. Cabezas is an advocate for program and policy change and has been invited to speak at the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) Summit in Washington to present on Family Mentoring and Community Building.