Month: September 2022

  • World Services for the Blind Announces New CEO

    Today the World Services for the Blind Board of Directors announced the appointment of Penny Forward treasurer Eric Yarberry as their new CEO effective November 1st, 2022. Eric has served the past four and a half years as Director of Education and Training and a total of 7 years involved with program development and implementation. […]

  • Penny Forward Launches Innovative Training to Help Blind and Low Vision People Get Out of Debt

    As America drifts toward what some are calling a recession, a Minnesota-based non-profit corporation, Penny Forward Inc, is equipping people who are blind or have low vision to improve their personal and family finances by getting out of debt. Earlier this year, Penny Forward launched a new online coaching and training platform designed to close…

  • Recording: Members Only Group Chat For 9/28/2022

    Do you worry about what might happen if something goes wrong with something expensive you depend on? How will you afford it if a home appliance or a vital piece of assistive technology fails unexpectedly? This week we talked about when and how to purchase warranties, insurance policies, or protection plans designed to help you……

  • Preview: Members Only Group Chat For 9/28/2022

    Do you worry about what might happen if something goes wrong with something expensive you depend on? How will you afford it if a home appliance or a vital piece of assistive technology fails unexpectedly? This week we‚Äôll be talking about when and how to purchase warranties, insurance policies, or protection plans designed to help…

  • podcast transcript: Financial Resilience For People With Disabilities

    Katie: Our goal is to help people with disabilities and others build their financial resiliency so they can be prepared for any type of life event. Chris: This is the Penny Forward podcast, a show about blind people building bright futures one penny at a time. Liz: I’M Liz Bottner. Chris: And I’m Chris Peterson.…

  • podcast episode: Financial Resilience For People With Disabilities

    We’ll be talking with Katie Metz, the director of the Financial Resilience Center at the National Disability Institute. We’ll be learning about how the Financial Resilience Center got started, what it currently offers, and what might be coming in the near future. A full text transcript of this episode can be found at: https://pennyforward.com/podcast-transcript-financial-resilience-for-people-with-disabilities/ The…

  • New Subscription List for Podcast Release Notices!

    Have you been checking the blog for the posts about our Penny Forward Podcast? If you seem to forget when our podcast go live (every other Tuesday,) we just started a new subscription list that will email you the notice of these. Simply fill in the information to subscribe below. The subscribe¬† section below does…

  • Recording: Members Only Group Chat For 9/21/2022

    something holding you back but you don’t know what it is? It may be your own beliefs. An episode of NPR’s Life Kit, released this week, explains that scientists refer to these as cognitive biases and tells us that they can keep us from achieving our goals because we believe that we’re not capable. This……

  • Preview: Members Only Group Chat For 9/21/2022

    Is something holding you back but you don’t know what it is? It may be your own beliefs. An episode of NPR’s Life Kit, released this week, explains that scientists refer to these as cognitive biases and tells us that they can keep us from achieving our goals because we believe that we’re not capable.…

  • Time Change: Members Only Group Chats

    Have you found the timing of our weekly members only group chats to be confusing? As you know, we vary the time of our members only group chats to make it easier for people in all four continental United States time zones to participate. This has proven to be confusing to those of you who…