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.

  • Monthly Member Meetup

    03/04/2024: 4:00 pm

    Let’s Get To Know Each Other Our monthly member meetups are an exciting opportunity for our members to come together, build connections, and explore the Penny Forward community. It’s the perfect occasion for new members to get acquainted with the platform and for existing members to welcome new members. One of the primary objectives of…

  • Penny Forward Podcast Episode Released To Public: Love on a Budget – How to Date Without Breaking the Bank with Janeen Lea

    03/05/2024:

    The Penny Forward Podcast releases a new episode to the public every other week. If you would like to listen one week early, become a member of our website and enjoy exclusive access. We offer a complimentary guest membership for you to get started.  

  • Tuesday’s Turning Pages Book Brunch

    03/05/2024: 10:00 am

    Discover the missing piece from our successful 5th Wednesday book discussions! Dive into a unique literary experience every Tuesday morning at our ‘Tuesday’s Turning Pages Book Brunch.’ Delve into insightful discussions on financially based books and actively explore their suggestions as we read together. All featured books in our book brunch series are accessible in…

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!

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  • Wednesday Workshop Recording: Feb 21, Sweet Talk Your Money

    This week we talked about how our mindset has a lot to do with how we handle our money. We discussed some ways to try and change some of these money scripts to more uplifting language so we are not avoiding dealing with our finances. Recording Guest members and site visitors will need to upgrade…

  • Recording Tuesday’s Turning Pages Book Brunch: You Need a Budget Session 7

    Please note you must be a member of the Penny Forward website/app to have access to this recording. Session 7 This week we went over Chapter 7: Slaying your Debt and Chapter 8: Teaching your kids to budget. Your homework is to read Chapter 9: When You Feel Like Giving up to end of book.…

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.

iGive Fundraisers

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Now more than ever, smart shoppers are looking for ways to stretch every dollar. In these uncertain economic times, we all face hard choices as we plan for special occasions, holiday gifts, and charitable giving. With iGive.com, you don’t have to choose between buying something or sending a donation to Penny Forward. Now you can buy the things you need, save money with exclusive iGive coupons and deals, and feel good knowing that a portion of each purchase benefits our organization.

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.

$7,047.00 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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