SPENDSMART INC

Rating: 5 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Philanthropy

Location: 825 College Blvd., Suite 102 - 322 Oceanside CA 92057 USA

Mission:

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Rating: 5 stars  

SpendSmart.org is an organization that I fully support because their financial wellness workshops serve kids, young adults, families, and seniors.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Learning about the ways to help the At-Risk community that I serve was great. I'm now better able to improve my situation as well, especially in learning that I'm a Giver, one of the 7 MoneTude Types that I learned about. The guys at SpendSmart, Inc. know what they're talking about and I really appreciate learning simple lessons of success.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I was impressed with the SpendSmart workshop that Jeff and Greg did on Tuesday. My wife and daughter enjoyed learning about their MoneTude and money personality types.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I've had serious financial issues since going bankrupt and having my house foreclosed on like so many others. The Founders shared their personal stories of financial grief. Strangely enough, that made me feel better, especially knowing that there is hope for me and my family. I recommend this company and their approach.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've had the pleasure of volunteering and helping some of the SpendSmart.org workshop events. I like seeing the way people come into the workshop expecting it to be the typical financial literacy workshop. Participants then realize that what they experience is lifechanging.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The webinar that I attended with the SpendSmart.org Team was fantastic. I was able to learn the importance of having good credit and paying off my consumer debt.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

SpendSmart, Inc. gave me hope when I thought that I would never be financially free again. I very much appreciate what they do and how I could live debt free if I do what I was taught to do.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Support this Servant Leadership & Financial Literacy and Wellness Educational Nonprofit, as I am doing. The work is exceptional and life-changing to the children and families that are in financial trouble.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I was compelled by the results that I saw in people's attitudes.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Life-Challenging and Life-Changing opportunities await those that work with SpendSmart, Inc.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I first heard about SpendSmart, Inc. when it was nothing more than a dream, a hope, and a concept. Since that time, I have followed the progress of the Founders, Jeff Morris and Gregory A. Spencer. I have found that their intentional actions have resulted in hundreds and hundreds of people's lives being changed for the better. Not only financially, but most importantly, relationally. I am an avid donor and supporter of their efforts to eliminate the financial achievement gap.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a licensed financial professional and expert in the financial services industry for over 22 years. One of my clients told me about SpendSmart, Inc. and I was curious because the things I heard were not the typical financial literacy jargon that I taught or had ever heard before. I attended SpendSmart's flagship workshop, "Money, Science, Emotions, & U." I was more interested in debating than learning what they had to say. To my surprise, I agreed with everything I heard and realized that their approach was truly unique and as they say, "transformational." I came away a convert and now better understand "why" we do the things we do with money vs. "how" to do the tasks, that I've always trained people to do, like creating a budget, etc. I believe that the people that started SpendSmart, Inc. have hit on things that others need to support and I recommend their workshops and materials to anyone that is trying to better themselves and their families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Since attending the workshop and learning the things that I didn't know, I have added great value to my helping my clients reduce their stress.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more workshops

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

They have passion and speak from personal experience.

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