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A virtual community of Black women learning from experts about personal finance & investing.

Now, Black women in Pittsburgh & Allegheny County have the opportunity to learn more about money and investing from experts, get support from peers, and build wealth to realize their goals. 

Join our Money Talks Program and get HerFinIQ's
“Before Investing” + “Investing For Beginners“
programs FREE! These programs are perfect for Black women who want to learn how to successfully budget, pay off debt, build savings, and start investing but don't know where to start!

Summer Support Groups:
Fridays @ 12pm | March 1st - May 10th
Money Talks Learning Modules:
24/7 On-Demand Financial Education from HerFinIQ
Cost:  Free*

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*This program was made possible by generous support from Neighborhood Allies' Funders for Black Women in Pittsburgh & Allegheny County.

Community, Support & Financial Education = Success

Learning Modules


MONEY TALKS:  Education


Discussion Groups

MONEY TALKS: Discussion Groups

Fridays @ 12pm: March 1st - May 10th

24/7 Learning Platform Access

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Money Talks
Discussion Groups

Weekly Live Virtual Zoom Sessions
Introducing Money Talks Discussion Groups: A safe and supportive space for Black women to come together and have open conversations about their financial journeys. Join our weekly virtual Zoom meetups, led by our expert facilitators, where we dive deep into the topics covered in our Money Talks Learning Modules. Explore topics like making savings work for you, the importance of credit scores, estate planning, and more. Join us as we build a community of strong, financially savvy women who uplift and support one another on their path to financial independence.

  • Weekly Live Virtual Zoom Session
    Fridays @ 12pm | March 1st - May 10th

Money Talks Virtual Discussion Group Schedule

Session 1: Meet Your MoneyTalks Team

  • When: ​Friday, March 1st @ 12pm

Session 2: Money Attitudes & Beliefs

  • When: Friday, March 8th @ 12pm

  • Moderators: ​Tamika Barrett, Coldwell Banker
                        Jessica Perrone, HerFInIQ

Session 3: Financial Ducks?!?

  • When: Friday, March 15th @ 12pm

  • Moderators: Michele Tedder, Money Talks Alumni                            Jessica Perrone, HerFInIQ

Session 4: Putting Your Savings Work

  • When: Friday, March 22nd @ 12pm

  • Moderators: Toni Corinealdi, Neighborhood Allies                            Jessica Perrone, HerFInIQ

Session 5: Let's Get Debt Free!

  • When: ​Friday, March 29th @ 12pm

  • Moderators: Jennifer Nanji, FEC                                                      Jessica Perrone, HerFInIQ

Session 6: Credit Scores:
                        Your Financial Passport

  • When: ​Friday, April 5th @ 12pm

  • Moderators: Tamika Barrett, Coldwell Banker                                   Jessica Perrone, HerFInIQ

Session 7: Planning to Invests

  • When: ​Friday, April 12th @ 12pm

  • Moderators: Jessica Perrone, HerFInIQ                                                                 Violet Graham, Neighborhood Allies

Session 8: Investing & Your Risk Tolerance

  • When: ​Friday, April 19th @ 12pm

  • Moderators: Jessica Perrone, HerFInIQ

Session 9: Introduction to Stocks

  • When: ​Friday, April 26th @ 12pm

  • Moderators: Jessica Perrone, HerFInIQ                                                                Violet Graham, Neighborhood Allies

Session 10: Building Financial Security

  • When: ​Friday, May 3rd @ 12pm

  • Moderators: Veronique Scullion, Northwestern Mutual                                               Jessica Perrone, HerFInIQ

Session 11: Estate Planning

  • When: ​Friday, May 10th @ 12pm

  • Moderators: Veronique Scullion, Northwestern Mutual                                              Jessica Perrone, HerFInIQ


Money Talks
Learning Modules

24/7 On-Demand Video Platform

Part 1: Before Investing 

  • Login & join HerFinIQ as Jessica Perrone shares expert advice on what you need to know "Before Investing"

  • As you explore the learning modules, you'll gain valuable insights into the essential steps to take before getting started with investments

  • Learn how to assess your financial readiness, set realistic goals

Part 2: Investing for Beginners 

  • Dive into the world of investing by exploring the "Investing for Beginners" learning module by HerFinIQ

  • Discover different investment options and how they align with your financial goals

  • Understand investment strategies, diversification, and the importance of a consistant long-term approach to investing

Curriculum Support:

  • Ask course-related questions directly through the learning platform and take advantage of "open office hours" to receive practical tips, guidance, and personalized support

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*This program was made possible by generous support from Neighborhood Allies' Funders for Black Women in Pittsburgh & Allegheny County

Money Talks Financial Learning Modules


Learning Module: PART 1

This course delves into a variety of topics related to personal finance, including budgeting, savings, emergency funds, different types of savings accounts, good vs bad debt, and how to cultivate your credit score. The program aims to equip participants with the knowledge to make informed money decisions & build the strong financial foundation required for successful investing.


Investing for Beginners

Learning Module: PART 2

This program teaches women foundational investing concepts, including consistent and long-term investing, investment account types, self-directed vs managed accounts, and the pros and cons of retail brokers, financial advisors, and robo-advisors. The course also covers an introduction to stocks, ETFs, and stock market sectors. By the end of the course, women will have the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate investing.

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