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Talking about money has always been somewhat taboo in today’s society, so when Malene Carr’s father sat her down to discuss her Thrift Savings Plan when she first started at the State Department, she appreciated how open her father was to discussing financial matters.  Now Malene is starting financial literacy groups at every embassy or consulate where she serves, with the goal of promoting open and frank discussions on investments, financial health, and debt management. She also encourages others to start their own groups with the goal of building wealth, together.

In this interview, Malene shares: 

  • How you can start your own financial literacy group
  • The importance of being flexible with your spending and investments and financial mentorship
  • Getting your family into investing (even at a young age!)

…and so much more! 

Music: “Higher Up” by Shane Ivers