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Parlor Conversation: Building Wealth and the Power of Credit

  • 402 Hooper Street Brooklyn, NY, 11211 United States (map)

Join us for the next Parlor Conversations Networking Event! This time, we will have an intimate conversation with Malorie Bailey from RHOA and our subject matter experts, about the power of credit and building wealth.

You will walk away with:

  1. Mindfulness techniques to achieve your financial potential. (Budgeting, Saving, Investing, etc.)

  2. The secrets of financial literacy and the blueprint to repairing, rebuilding and protecting your credit.

  3. A detailed overview of Financial Education Services, how you can get involved to spread the word about financial literacy and at the same time make passive income.

Event Itinerary

  • 6:00 pm Check-In and Happy Hour

  • 6:30 pm Program Starts

  • 9:00 pm Networking and closing

Event Details

  • Light refreshments and drinks available

  • Dress Code: Smart/Business Casual*

  • Must be 21+

Subject Matter Experts

Carmen Perez, Finance Blogger and Founder of Make Real Cents

  • Carmen has her bachelors degree in finance from the University of South Florida and is both a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Certified Fraud Examiner. By day, Carmen is a Senior FX Onboarding Assistant Vice President at a Private Bank in NYC. Prior to her current role, she has worked other Wall Street firms such as Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs. By night, Carmen manages, a personal finance platform dedicated to helping people achieve financial independence. In 2016, Carmen started a journey towards becoming debt free and has paid off approximately 57k of debt in two and a half years. Carmen officially became debt free in Sep 2018 and currently helps others with their journey through her financial coaching business.  Using her experience (both personal and professional), Carmen shares her story with many on her social media platform as well as on her financial blog Make Real Cents reaching over 18,000 on people on Instagram alone, each week

Danielle Desir, Travel Finance Strategist and Founder of

  • Danielle Desir is a travel finance strategist, podcaster, writer and founder of The Thought Card is an award-winning travel finance blog and podcast about planning, saving and affording travel. Danielle paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years and purchased her first home at the age of 27. She has also traveled to 24 countries and does not let her financial responsibilities hold her back from pursuing her dreams. 

Yanely Espinal, Creator of MissBeHelpful

  • Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. Although she received a full scholarship to college, Yanely still graduated with $20,000 in credit card debt because she didn't understand how interest works until her mid-20's. Today, she's debt-free with a perfect credit score and her YouTube channel "MissBeHelpful" has over 25,000 subscribers! Yanely turned her personal passion into a full-time career and is now the Director of Educational Outreach at Next Gen

    Personal Finance. She works with youth to ensure that they get the financial education she never got, so they don't make the same mistakes that she made. You can reach Yanely at

Ticket Pricing

  • Early Bird: $15

  • Regular Tickets: $20

Sponsors and Vendors

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Learn. Share. Connect.....See you there!


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