In this episode, our host, Financial Education Specialist Akeiva Ellis, MSFP, CPA/PFS, CFP®, ChSNC®, has a conversation with Jackie Cummings Koski, HSAe, CEPF®. Jackie is a financial literacy advocate and Certified Educator in Personal Finance as well as the author of “Money Letters 2 my Daughter,” which was awarded the “Excellence in Financial Literacy Education” (EIFLE) Award. She was also recognized with a Congressional Commendation for accomplishments in the field of financial literacy from the U.S. House of Representatives. Jackie shares her story about growing up with limited financial means and learning her way to financial independence after her divorce by investing in the stock market. She also touches on the role communities play in building and managing wealth and the value of educating and helping people early in their wealth-building journey. Please listen to the disclosures at the end of this podcast or read disclosures at the bottom of this page.

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