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Shahar brought to life the strong effects of psychosocial framing and anchoring on decision making that my students could never have extracted on their own from a textbook. Feedback was off the charts!

I give Shahar my highest recommendation based on his ability to actively engage a diverse audience, crisp communication skills, and ability to synthesize academic theory with real-world evidence.
— Professor Brett Bauchner, Hunter College

"It’s rare to encounter a standout talent, like Shahar Ziv. I’ve found Shahar to be among the most knowledgeable and passionate advocates for financial education.

As one of the founders of the personal finance course taught every year at Harvard, I’ve come to respect and admire Shahar’s breadth of talent. From delivering interactive lectures to writing compelling case studies, Shahar is an invaluable, trustworthy resource for developing practical strategies towards a lifetime of personal financial management.

Regardless of whether you are looking to help students or employees with paying back student loans, managing debt, saving for a home, or investing in their future, Shahar’s seasoned experienced as a financial literacy instructor will get you there. I would recommend working with Shahar without hesitation. His sense of humor and enthusiasm, coupled with his practical knowledge position him to become the next great financial educator."

– Laura Buso, Program Coordinator for Harvard Personal Financial Management Program


"Shahar is an engaging presenter who incorporates a Harvard Business School teaching style that features interactive engagement with the audience. He is skilled at simplifying fairly complicated personal financial topics into easy to understand concepts. More importantly, Shahar guides his students from theoretical topics to practical action steps that they could immediately incorporate into their financial lives.

Shahar’s passion for personal finance is reflected by his wealth of energy and a tireless focus on helping individuals develop skills that result in life changing improvements to financial health. The programs he develops are built upon academic research and use material that is tailored to the unique needs and experiences of the class he is leading. As a result, Shahar delivers presentations that feature relevant information and strategies targeted to the situations and the life stage of participants.

Shahar’s passion for financial education was the catalyst in the creation of Harvard College’s Wintersession Personal Financial Management six years ago. His knowledge of personal finance and his skills in pedagogy were influential in the design, development, and execution of the personal finance program, which some Harvard students called, 'one of the best and most practical programs at Harvard College.'"

Tom Murphy, SVP of Consumer Lending & Student Services         Harvard University Employees Credit Union