Penny Forward

Blind People Building Bright Futures One Penny At A Time

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Give the gift of financial independence to someone who is blind. Penny Forward is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization founded and led by blind people. Through education, mentoring, and mutual support, we help each other learn to confidently navigate the complicated landscape of personal finance.

We offer self-paced online financial education courses, weekly and monthly personal finance workshops, and one to one financial counseling provided by blind financial counselors.

We’re excited to be expanding fast, and our 2024 – 2026 Strategic Plan explains what we’ll do and how you can help.

Don’t Miss An Upcoming Event

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From Workshops, Book Brunch, and Webinars, Penny Forward is your resource for the latest financial information, tools and tips.

Visit our Event Calendar page to register for upcoming events.

  • Financial Sense¢: Maximizing a Penny Forward Membership

    04/18/2024: 6:30 pm

    Are you ready to unlock the full potential of a Penny Forward membership and take your financial knowledge and skills to the next level? Join us for Financial Sense. This program is designed to help you maximize the benefits of being a Penny Forward member. What To Expect Introduction and Icebreaker (6 minutes) Welcome participants…

  • Early Access Podcast Episode Released To Members: Flaunt Your Ability with Desiree Christian

    04/23/2024: 6:00 am

    In addition to our online courses, member calls, weekly newsletter, and access to one to one financial counseling, Penny Forward members are able to access every Penny Forward podcast episode one week early. Join Penny Forward today to access all of our membership benefits. You can follow this link to become a member,and guest membership…

Penny Forward Blog

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Penny Forward provides helpful information related to personal finance, investing, budgeting, and financial management through our blog and weekly newsletter. Be sure to subscribe to receive updates on the latest posts!

Have a story to share? Submit your story here.

  • Wednesday Workshop Recording: April 10 – Using Online Calculators

    Guest members and site visitors will need to upgrade or create an account to get access to this recording. Are you ready to harness the power of online financial calculators to make informed financial decisions with confidence? Join us for an enlightening workshop where we’ll explore the ins and outs of using online calculators for…

  • Recording Tuesday’s Turning Pages Book Brunch: “Money Out Loud,” Chapter 4

    We read Chapter 4: Hella Freedom, AKA Saving Money Stay on track Read Chapter 5: Hella Prepared, AKA Credit Cards and Student Loans We have provided the recording for those that may not have been able to join, or for those that wish to replay some of the conversation. Please note that these recordings may…

Get The Penny Forward App

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The Penny Forward App allows you to access many of our online resources including:

  • My Account and Profile
  • News Articles
  • Podcast Episodes
  • Self-paced Accessible Online Financial Wellness Courses
  • Financial Calculators
  • and more!

Download the app today for instant access wherever you are!

Support Penny Forward

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Penny Forward is proud to partner with Tricia, from Blind Girl Designs, to offer Penny Forward T-shirts, sweatshirts, and large tote bags, all imprinted with a design that highlights Penny Forward’s mission to build inclusive financial education programs for people who are blind or disabled.

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Donate To Penny Forward

Your donations help blind and disabled people learn to confidently navigate the complicated landscape of personal finance through online courses and group and one to one mentoring. Please donate $19 per month to continue this life-changing work.

$7,187.00 given by 35 donors since September 1st, 2021.

Join an Action Team

Are you passionate about creating a more inclusive world for the blind community and helping them achieve financial independence? We invite you to be a part of our transformative journey by joining one or more of our action teams: Content, Communications, and Operations. These teams are the driving force behind our mission, and we need your support to bring our strategies to life.

Stay In Touch With Penny Forward

Create a guest membership to get early access to the Penny Forward podcast, access to our weekly email newsletter, and limited access to our online financial education courses.

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