Grassroots Financial Advocate
After Art’s debt elimination journey and his victory of becoming debt-free in January 2021, he became passionate about helping others become financially independent as well. Art’s advocacy project focuses on introducing Financial Literacy classes into the public school system as an educational requirement. He chose this project because of his own personal experience, beginning adulthood without any training in personal financial management. Art believes that requiring financial education will transform how young adults make decisions about money, start their financial journey on the right track, and give them the tools and focus to accomplish their financial goals.