After successfully launching and managing a financial literacy program in the Puget Sound area from 2014-2017 where the program worked with community based organization serving low-income students and families of color, workforce development programs and immigrant families current CEO Clinton Taylor was inspired to launch a financial mentoring nonprofit.
Your Money Matters Financial Mentoring Program was
founded in Tacoma, Washington in 2018 to fill a gap that
exist with current financial coaching, counseling, advising and financial literacy programs within economically
vulnerable, low-income communities and local schools.
One of the major needs Your Money Matters addresses is
that even after participating in financial education classes, coaching or counseling sessions, many individuals conclude
the course or session thinking, “now what?” and wondering
how to implement what they learned. Your Money Matters program picks up where these programs leave off.
Your Money Matters fills that gap by pairing individuals
with trained and dedicated mentors who can help shepherd
them at their own pace through the often-overwhelming maze
of personal finance – from assisting them in determining which bank account is best to filling out a W-2 form to mitigating commercial debt to creating a household budget – mentors
are there every step of the way.
The overarching goal is to mentor individuals on how to
access and participate in their financial health, how to make informed financial decisions, and how to responsibly manage
their money to build and protect their assets, establish the
financial safety nets, habits, and practices that will have tremendous implications on their lives, and the lives of their
current or future children.