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03.22.2022

Student Loan Debt is a Social Justice Issue

Moneythink’s mission is built on the promise of a prosperous, inclusive, and equitable society for all. It is time we start talking about student loan debt as a major barrier.  Enrolling in and graduating from college with a financial plan in place is critical for student success in college and beyond. The value of a…

06.30.2020

The Other Side of College Success: Advisor Resources for Data-Driven Conversations

A recent survey found that over half of Black and Hispanic/Latinx parents of high school students are reporting changes in their child’s post high-school plans, compared to 43% for white parents. Those changes include deferring a year when colleges allow it, or changing decisions on which college to go to. The same survey found that less…

06.25.2020

Moving Forward in College and Career in the Time of COVID-19

If you are wondering what the new normal will look like, we’re all wondering the same thing. You had plans for the fall and you’re staying the course, you’ve changed your plans, or you’re in the throes of figuring out just how much those plans will change. If you’re committed to starting college in the…

06.23.2020

Supporting Students Through COVID-19 Towards College and Career

Things are changing in real time as colleges decide whether they will serve students on campus or virtually this coming fall. Likewise, students are considering a range of issues such as how far from home they can realistically go, if they need to work sooner than later, and if college expenses are even wise right…

12.30.2018

Our Next Phase of Growth

Moneythink announced today that Joshua Lachs has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Josh brings extensive experience in the nonprofit, social enterprise, and higher education sectors to Moneythink. His history of leading comprehensive strategic development as well as revenue, program, and external relations growth will be instrumental in guiding Moneythink through…

08.01.2018

Employee Voices Series: Liz Pattermann on Equitable Education

By Liz Pattermann When I was a teenager, I learned that equitable education access was one of the hallmarks of living in a just world. In the years since then, I’ve realized that I really do want to live in a just world; and, as some of the veils of my naivety have fallen away,…

08.01.2018

Employee Voice Series: Elizabeth’s Success Story

By Elizabeth As a first-generation college graduate, I feel a deep connection to the work we do at Moneythink. The students we help are smart, hard-working, responsible, and strongly committed to getting a solid education despite their odds. I love that our work helps to address the problem of unequal access to education in our…

04.25.2018

Designing Conversations that Lead to Action

At Moneythink, we empower under-resourced students by supporting financial decision-making through coaching and technology. Our coaches message students over text — giving rapid access to quality support. We have spent years working with students and we have learned about the art of designing conversations with them that lead to positive, empowered action on their college…

03.23.2018

Employee Voice Series: Juan Cortes

By Juan Cortes Growing up, my parents always told me that I had to go to college, but they never said how I was going to pay for it. By the time I reached my senior year of high school, my sister was already in college, so I was lucky to have her to guide…