Shay Olivarria
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  • Lawndale, CA
  • United States
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Why do you want to join Black Business Women Online?
I would like to share tips, information, and support with other entrepreneurs.
What's Your Business?
Bigger Than Your Block - We provide workshops for youth on money management, travel and cultural competancy, and post high school readiness.
How did you find BBWO?
A Friend
About Me:
Shay Olivarria is a speaker, financial literacy coach, former foster care youth and the owner of Bigger Than Your Block, an organization geared toward educating students on money management.

As an ambassador for financial freedom, Shay travels all over the country to educate young people on responsible financial decisions Her financial workshops focus on a number of topics, such as money management, travel, and post high school readiness.

She has partnered with several community organizations including Independent Lens, Girls Incorporated of Dallas, Texas, Los Angeles Urban League, and the SAY San Diego.

Shay writes a “Money Matters” column for, and she is currently finishing her first book “Money Management in 1 Minute: Small Articles about a BIG Topic.”

Follow me on TWITTER for scholasrship info!
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meeting new people, uploading the MM1M videos
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Shay Olivarria on the Cheap Cheetah Show December 13th

Posted on November 22, 2009 at 10:26pm 0 Comments

Listen to Shay Olivarria as she talks about savings, investing, net worth, and more on the Cheap Cheetah Show! One lucky listener will get a free workbook!

Tune in Sunday, December 13th at 8am EST to win!



Shay Olivarria


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Download SWOT Analysis with SMART Goal Worksheet

Posted on August 6, 2009 at 2:23pm 0 Comments

Most of us have goals for our businesses, however few of us have goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely (SMART). I've developed a discussion, example, and worksheet for using SWOT Analysis with SMART Goals to help you focus on your business. It's a simple, quick 3 page document that will make you think about your business in new ways.

Download it at on the home page and let me know what you think!


Shay… Continue

Radio Show: Paying for College w/ the producer and director of Default: The Student Loan Documentary

Posted on April 14, 2009 at 1:05am 0 Comments

Join us!

Tuesday 10am

Radio Show: Paying for College

w/ special guests Aurora and Serge of Default: The Student Loan Documentary fame.

Call in at (347) 237-5446 &
Log on at

Submit your questions via chat or phone

We’ll cover scholarships, grants, loans, and work study. Bring your questions!

Scholarship scams, check cashing, identity theft

Posted on April 3, 2009 at 5:38pm 0 Comments

Visit Bigger Than Your Block's blog to read about scholarship scams, why check cashing places are the devil, and protecting our kids from identity theft.

Things We Need to Teach Our Kids About Money NOW!

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 3:21pm 2 Comments

I was a guest on the Coach K of Life show talking about the most important things that we can teach our kids about money. Listen here

Shay Olivarria
Speaker, Entrepreneur, Author, Former Foster Youth

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At 2:34pm on May 2, 2009, Jan Maiden said…
Thank you for what you is a blessing to our youth.

If I can be of help...please let me know. is my online Travel Agency if you are in need
please take a look or open one yourselft for less than 500.00 and become
the next MILLIONARE....

At 2:36pm on April 14, 2009, Marguerite Wright said…
Hey Shay, I will be emailing you. Your Natural health event in 2010 sounds awesome. We will stay in touch. Thanks for contacting me!
At 12:16pm on April 7, 2009, Rachelle Christopher said…
Thank you sweetie for the add, may everyday God inspire you to be the best woman you can be.. I hope that you will be bless in your business and life.
Keep in touch.. and God willing I will do the same..Also when you have the chance to please visit the writer site I recommended from my comment on March 30th.. Take Care!
At 10:43am on April 7, 2009, Barbara Andrews said…
Thank you I was just getting ready to check that. I'm starting a series on Thurdsay on Preparing your Child for College, then Paying for your Education Financial Aid Options that Work. What would you specifically would you like to speak onso I can see which show it would best fit with.
At 5:58pm on April 3, 2009, Rochele Jones said…
Thanks for coming by !!! However I dont twitter!!! not yet anyways how does it work??
At 5:05pm on March 30, 2009, Rachelle Christopher said…
Much Bless Success Shay you are a inspirational woman... may God everyday inspire you to just continue to be inspirational to others as you are now.. I appreciate your profile page, very inspiring,. send me a friend request and I will accept , I love people who like to help inspire some one else this is what my whole business represents.. Be Bless.. and also if you will like to join any great authors groups, BBWO has many and than it is a group, that my friend dominique watson started may be a great way for you to be inspire even more, check it out hope to see you on there.. and check out dominique page to, she is a great author as you seen to be.. you have a great heart Shay I can tell from reading your profile that you really love what you do and it is a blessing to you... Have A Bless Day Take Care Hope We Can Keep In Touch!
At 8:00am on March 30, 2009, Natalie said…
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