NPR Money Coach: Alvin Hall

NPR money coach, Alvin Hall is a finance expert and prominent educator who regularly provides financial tips on National Public Radio (NPR). The national public radio is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C.

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Who is NPR Money Coach, Alvin Hall?

Alvin Hall is an internationally renowned financial educator, television, radio broadcaster, bestselling author, and active contributor to magazines, and websites. In the United States, he is a regular contributor on personal finance, and the economy on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin.  Hall received a Master of Arts degree in American literature at the University of North Carolina and worked as a college professor teaching literature for a while before he ultimately developed an interest in finance. Alvin Hall lives in New York City where he designs and teaches classes about the investment markets for financial services companies, banks, regulatory authorities, as well as information and technology vendors.

His Accomplishments:

His radio program, Jay-Z: From Brooklyn to the Boardroom, won the Wincott Foundation Press and Broadcasting Award for the best radio program in 2006.

On BBC, Hall hosted the highly rated and award-winning series, Your Money or Your Life. In the series, he offered both practical financial and psychological advice to people about how to take control of and remedy their financial problems.

Nominated in 2010 for Outstanding Literature Work—Instructional at the 41st NAACP Image Awards.

An eight-part television series for BBC World News called Alvin’s Guide to Good Business was broadcast internationally in 2010.

In 2017, Hall was the winner of the NYABJ Media Awards Competition: The New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) honored him, together with other distinguished people in the field of media.

Why a Money Coach?

First of all who is a money coach? A money coach is a professional who combines sound psychological and coaching principles with practical financial coaching to help people positively transform their relationship with money. Some months back, I referred one of my clients to a money coach. She became overwhelmed with her spending style and required someone who can work with her in undertaking the necessary steps to break the years of negative spending patterns.

Other reasons your clients may need a money coach is:

  1. If clients want information regarding how much money they need to retire.  Having that information will enable them have a realistic plan to transition into that next phase of life successfully.
  2. If clients want to stop worrying about their financial future and begin saving money while also improving their investment strategy.
  3. If your clients maintain balances on their credit cards? If they are behind on paying their credit cards and other bills, they will need a money coach to assist them in getting a grip on their finances.

Practical Guide to Managing & Improving Your Clients Financial Life

NPR Money Coach, Alvin Hall along with author Karl Weber wrote a book called Your Money or Your Life. In the book, he provides sound financial advice that enables clients to make confident decisions and attain financial security.

Alvin Hall shows how taking charge of money reduces stress in all aspects of life work, day-to-day living, and relationships. Per the author, it’s never too late to start monitoring this crucial area of life and working towards achieving long-term financial goals. He also states one of the keys to achieving financial success is to, first of all, learn how to differentiate between “wants” and “needs.  Hall brings up ways in which coaches can help their clients in improving their financial life.

As a money coach, you will be able to inform and coach your clients on how to:

  • Identify and manage their spending styles.
  • Find stress free ways to save money.
  • Understand the real cost of credit card debts.
  • Pick the best mortgage package.
  • Plan for retirement.
  • Evaluate insurance offers.

As a money coach, your job is to come alongside your clients to assist them work towards taking charge of their finances. According to NPR money coach and financial guru Alvin Hall, if your clients can take charge of their money, it will reduce stress in all areas of their lives (i.e. work, relationships, and daily living). And clients will be well on their way to achieving their desired financial goals.

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