what I do


I create customized education programs that help individuals develop healthy financial habits



A toolkit of customized offerings to develop students’ financial capability – from freshman orientation to senior graduation

  • Set up incoming students for financial success while in school  
  • Prepare graduating students to take charge of their finances in the real world
  • Provide all students with practical life skills around personal money management


Practical programs to drive behaviors toward financial wellness – tailored to your employees, your company, and your industry

  • Set new hires up for financial success during onboarding
  • Reduce anxiety over benefits selection  
  • Drive healthy financial behaviors and decision-making year-round

Also Serving

Student Clubs and Organizations, Fraternities & Sororities, Non-Profit Organizations, Other Groups & Associations

the need


"We now have a lot more responsibility for managing our money. Everyone needs to know the ABCs of finance” - Annamaria Lusardi


of students feel stressed about their personal finances

Source:  2014 National Student Financial Wellness Study by The Ohio State University

of employees indicate they are not financially secure

Source:  2016 Workplace Benefits Report by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Shahar’s sense of humor and enthusiasm, coupled with his practical knowledge position him to become the next great financial educator.
— Laura Buso, Coordinator for Harvard Personal Financial Management Program
This [program] is excellent and I would highly recommend it. I am normally very scared of financial planning and this made it accessible.
— Columbia Graduate Student


  • Unbiased and unaffiliated
  • No conflicts of interest
  • Do not market, sell, or receive compensation from other products or services 


  • Consistently high speaker ratings
  • Able to fluidly combine education and entertainment


  • 7 years teaching personal finance at Harvard
  • 3 years teaching at Columbia
  • Academic expertise on financial literacy best practices


  • Forbes Personal Finance Contributing Writer
  • Huffington Post Contributing Writer
  • Harvard MBA
Feedback was off the charts!
— Professor Brett Bauchner, Hunter College
This is probably the most impactful course I’ve taken at Harvard so far.
— Harvard Undergraduate
Shahar guides his students from theoretical topics to practical action steps that they could immediately incorporate into their financial lives.
— Tom Murphy, Harvard University Employees Credit Union

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