My Work: Provide financial education to clients & motivate them to be intentional about money.

My Roots: Born & raised in Cincinnati, Ohio but now live in Atlanta, Georgia

My Passion: I love YouTube…both watching & uploading.  Also, I really enjoy playing FIFA (soccer) online

My Hero: My grandpa. He always led by action & was a man of few words. 

My Favorite Quote: “People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do itYou want somethinggo get it. Period” from the Pursuit of Happyness (I know that’s the wrong spelling, but it’s how the movie spells it!)

My Favorite Personal Finance Tool/Resource: Ray Linder’s “money personalities”. It’s been so eye opening when this concept is introduced! 

My Advice To Someone Considering Becoming a Financial Counselor/Coach: If you have a passion for personal finance & love helping people I can’t think of a more rewarding way to spend a career.  There’s so much need out there for you to use your passion & you just never know how by you saying “yes” to this how you’ll change someone’s life. 

My Advice To Someone Beginning the Journey of Financial Education/Wellness: Don’t give up after a month or two. It gets hard but push through it. There are so many others here to support you on your journey when you feel stuck or feel like you are swimming upstream against culture/family/friends. You’ve got this!

My Way of “Meeting People Where They Are”: By offering virtual sessions. Most people are so busy & here in ATL we have the added factor of traffic at any hour of the day! Virtual sessions cost someone an hour of their time vs. two to three in person. 

Follow Me At: 

  • FaceBook: Find Your Money Path or Stephen Newland
  • Instagram: stephen_newland
  • LinkedIn: Stephen Newland
  • Podcast: Find Your Money Path
  • Website:

My Question for Colleagues/Peers: What has been the best strategy that you’ve used to help motivate a client?

April 18, 2018

Stephen Newland, AFC®, AFCPE® Member
MoneyWise Director (North Point Community Church) & Money Path/Owner (private practice)

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