FINANCIALLY CAPABLECongratulations on your silver book award!


What’s stopping you from achieving your financial goals?

In this easy-to-understand guide, Matt Paradise offers new research, valuable resources, and tools and tips to help you manage your money and build a strong foundation for a secure future.

Financially Capable teaches you:

  • ​How your values, mindset, and behaviors affect your finances
  • How to develop a budget you can actually live with
  • Which financial products and services will help you grow your savings
  • How to avoid predatory loans, scams, fraud, and identity theft

Practical tips to help you manage debt and improve your credit score

“A knowledgeable and upbeat overview of everyday money matters.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio

Matt Paradise is a renowned financial educator who is passionate about transforming lives. He has empowered more than 100,000 people to improve their credit scores, pay off their debt, and save enough money to achieve their financial goals. As a highly sought–after speaker, he has taught people in all walks of life, from Harvard University’s lecture halls to homeless shelters throughout New England. His unique programs have been featured in the Massachusetts State House, Fidelity Investments, the Department of Corrections, many nonprofits, and corporations large and small. On his personal path to financial well-being, he has overcome drug addiction, homelessness, cancer, and a liver transplant. He is a proud father, loving husband, and a care provider for his mother-in-law. His poodle, Odyssey, keeps him active, and music soothes his soul. Read more at

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