what I do


I create customized financial education programs that help students and employees develop healthy financial habits



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

  • 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

  • Create customized workshops for affinity and other groups

  • Provide primer for summer interns/associates

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: National Student Financial Wellness Study by The Ohio State University

of employees indicate they are not financially secure

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

Today’s session exceeded my expectations. I appreciate the concrete takeaways

— Debevoise & Plimpton Law Associate
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


  • 8 years teaching personal finance at Harvard

  • 5 years teaching at Columbia

  • Academic expertise on financial literacy best practices


  • Forbes Personal Finance Contributing Writer

  • Key Note Speaker

  • Harvard MBA

I really like that you are married to a doctor and actually can empathize with and understand our financial situation
— Mount Sinai Resident Physician
This is probably the most impactful course I’ve taken at Harvard so far.
— Harvard Undergraduate
Shahar expertly distilled a challenging topic into key learnings that were accessible and easy to understand. Our whole group is better prepared to make tough decisions . I’d recommend Shahar and his seminar to any group.”
— Elan Greenberg, Director & GM, DoorDash

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