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Welcome to the Penny Forward Blog, your go-to source for the latest updates, news, and upcoming events. At Penny Forward, we believe in fostering financial empowerment for individuals who are blind, and our blog is a dynamic hub where you can stay informed about the impactful strides we’re making. From groundbreaking initiatives to insightful stories of resilience, our blog is designed to keep you connected with the heart of our mission. Explore the latest developments, stay in the know about upcoming events, and join us on the journey to create a world where financial health is accessible to everyone, regardless of their visual abilities. Your path to empowerment starts here.

  • Wednesday Workshop Recording: June 12 – Marketing Made Accessible with Blind Girl Designs

    Guest members and site visitors will need to upgrade or create an account to get access to this recording. Are you a blind or visually impaired entrepreneur seeking to improve your marketing strategies? Do you want to learn from someone who has successfully navigated the marketing landscape? Join us for our upcoming workshop, “Marketing Made…


  • Recording Tuesday’s Turning Pages Book Brunch June 11: The Total Money Makeover

    We read ‘Pay Off the Home Mortgage’ and ‘Build Wealth Like Crazy’ 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 be edited for privacy or may contain pauses where information may…


  • Early Access Podcast Episode Released to Members: Unmute

    Chris and Liz sit down with Marty Sobo from the Unmute family of podcasts to talk about his vision loss journey and how he, along with his business partner, Michael Babcock, built their family of educational content to help the blind community learn to use technology to live, work, and play. Show notes Unmute.show website…


  • Announcing “The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money” at Tuesday’s Turning Pages Book Brunch for July-August 2024!

    Get ready to turn those financial faux pas into smart money moves with our latest book selection at Tuesday’s Turning Pages Book Brunch! This July and August, we’re diving into “The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money: Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs” by Jill Schlesinger. Join us every Tuesday at 10am…


  • EMPOWER VI Mentoring Program

    The Empowering Youth with Visual Impairment team is recruiting for adult Mentors with visual impairment and high school (junior or senior) student Mentees with visual impairment for their EMPOWER VI Mentoring program. Mentoring from adults with visual impairment can provide a supportive bridge for transition-aged youth with visual impairment, helping them build confidence, skills, and…


  • Vision Rehabilitation Week

    Join Us to Celebrate and Commemorate Vision Rehabilitation Week – June 10-16. Help Spread The Word About Life-Changing Programs! Almost 20 million people in the US live with blindness, low vision, and visual impairment, which often creates significant challenges with everyday activities. Vision Rehabilitation services and training can dramatically increase confidence, safety, and independence. Although a…


  • IRS Tax Tips: Newlyweds Tax Checklist

    Report a name changeReport any name changes to the Social Security Administration. The name on a person’s tax return must match what’s on file at the SSA. If it doesn’t, it could delay any tax refund. To update information, taxpayers should file Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. It’s available on SSA.gov, by…


  • I’m a Dad. I Don’t Need a Father’s Day Gift. I Do Need Your Support.

    Father’s Day is just around the corner, and my family has already begun asking the usual question: “What would you like for Father’s Day?” To be honest, I have everything I need and want. This year, more than ever, I realize that there’s nothing I could ask for that would mean more to me than…


  • Wednesday Workshop Recording: June 5 – Seeing Success, Business Foundations for Blind Entrepreneurs

    Guest members and site visitors will need to upgrade or create an account to get access to this recording. Are you a blind or visually impaired individual dreaming of starting your own business? Do you want to learn how to navigate the intricacies of reporting your earnings to the Social Security Administration (SSA)? If so,…


  • Recording Tuesday’s Turning Pages Book Brunch June 4: The Total Money Makeover

    We read Maximize Retirement Investing: Be Financially Healthy for Life & College Funding: Make Sure The Kids Are Fit Too 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 be edited for…