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build your confidence with a

course

Online programs are in-depth courses that help you go from feeling confused and overwhelmed, to empowered and at ease. They include a ton of free resources and access to an online Facebook community.

Online programs are in-depth courses that help you go from feeling confused and overwhelmed, to empowered and at ease. They include a ton of free resources and access to an online Facebook community.

be empowering by attending an

Event

Events are life-changing playshops (not panel discussion) on personal finance — like “Brunch and Budgeting” where you make an automated budget over brunch — and other life-changing topics — like “Become a Goal Achieving Machine”.

Events are life-changing playshops (not panel discussion) on personal finance — like “Brunch and Budgeting” where you make an automated budget over brunch — and other life-changing topics — like “Become a Goal Achieving Machine”.

Join our supportive

community

Join Our Community You can join the YAY Action Squad -- our monthly online and in-person accountability group, sponsor or partner, connect on social media, and more.

Join Our Community You can join the YAY Action Squad -- our monthly online and in-person accountability group, sponsor or partner, connect on social media, and more.

be inspired by an

interview

Inspiring stories Read/watch inspiring stories of soulful independent dreamers — like a retired 70-year-old woodworker who built a canoe from planks she salvaged, a globetrotting graphic designer who've taken her business to four continents, and more.

Inspiring stories Read/watch inspiring stories of soulful independent dreamers — like a retired 70-year-old woodworker who built a canoe from planks she salvaged, a globetrotting graphic designer who've taken her business to four continents, and more.


Life-Changing Wins!

    “I have no savings, at all! I have a mountain of debt too!

    This course [Finally(!) Get Your Money Right] was just what I needed. I have more financial clarity to draw up goals than I have ever had before.

    Excellent information and resources!”
    — Jackie

    Life-changing Wins!

    • Liz made a lifestyle change that earned her hundreds more per month. 
    • Kate (finally!) started the side hustle she had been thinking about for months *and* it's bringing in revenue
    • Mo saved hundreds on rent and uses the savings towards her student loans
    • Daniela opened a savings account for her business, to *finally* take control of her tax bill
    • Barbara saved hundreds per month on groceries 
    • Daniela, D.J., and Amy automated their personal finances.
    The YAY Action Squad -- our monthly online and in-person accountability group.

    The YAY Action Squad -- our monthly online and in-person accountability group.

    Meet Vivi! She has attended each You're Already You event -- the Money playshop, the Dream, Girl film screening, and the Goal setting playshop -- and she keeps the packets and slides from the playshops with her (!). Boom! She landed two amazing jobs, and confidently negotiated her salary during an interview.  💝

    Meet Vivi! She has attended each You're Already You event -- the Money playshop, the Dream, Girl film screening, and the Goal setting playshop -- and she keeps the packets and slides from the playshops with her (!). Boom! She landed two amazing jobs, and confidently negotiated her salary during an interview.  💝

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    Signature Program

    My signature program, Get Your Money Right Playshop, is opening for limited enrollment in April 2017 (to celebrate financial literacy month)!

    It's helped students just like you go from feeling totally lost, ashamed, and burdened by money to empowered, confident, and in harmony with your money and goals. Get on the waitlist now, and receive access to 20+ happiness and money tools! 


    About Me

    Hi, I'm Ani Mercedes

    motto: Dream big. Work hard. Dance often!

    Then: Feeling lost, ashamed, and confused about money (especially my mountain of student loans) and my professional aspirations (what I should do vs. what I truly want to do).

    Then: Feeling lost, ashamed, and confused about money (especially my mountain of student loans) and my professional aspirations (what I should do vs. what I truly want to do).

    Now: Leading almost 100 attendees through a negotiation exercise + financially confident & free of debt burden + professionally confident as a freelance documentary Film Producer (Photo: Miami Girls Foundation)

    Now: Leading almost 100 attendees through a negotiation exercise + financially confident & free of debt burden + professionally confident as a freelance documentary Film Producer (Photo: Miami Girls Foundation)

    Graduate school left me with an overwhelming mountain of student loans that I was afraid would stifle my dream of becoming a filmmaker and artist. I had a decision to make: find a way to pay off my debt or follow my dreams to become an artist. At the pit of my anxiety a dear friend said to me:

    You, as you are, have everything you need to be your best self — you’re already you.
    — a dear friend

    That ignited a determination within me to manifest my dreams. So, I did both -- I paid off my student loans in two years, produced two short documentaries (both were in film festivals), and all while working full-time and learning as much as I could about personal finance. I’ve since quit my day job and am a full-time freelance documentary Film Producer.

    I started You’re Already You to help others who feel trapped and lost with money by sharing my experience and knowledge. I welcome you to You're Already You. Stay as long as you'd like, invite your friends, dream big, work hard, dance often, and ignite the spark of magic that's inside of you with determination and courage.

    You're Already You (formerly Haha Money) has been featured in financial publications such as Learnvest, Zerobound, The New Tropic, The Miami Girls Foundation and Bankrate. 


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