What people are saying about Jill
Jill’s advice was concise and to the point
“Jill Russo Foster spoke tonight to a well rounded group of parents, high school students and their siblings. She pointed out several good financial habits that anybody can relate to and everyone should live by. Her advice was concise and to the point — and she handed out relevant material to back up her practices such as budget worksheets. Not only was Jill talking from her own experience, but able to share experiences of others she has coached (anonymously, of course), and also able to address questions brought up to her, while making it relevant to everyone in the room. There was group interaction and all left with at least a few good tips to try out in the near future.”
Co-President Parents Club
Brien McMahon High School
She empowers the audience with confidence
“Jill Russo Foster is repeatedly requested to speak at the Women’s Mentoring Network, Inc. WMN) workshops. She has presented a variety of topics including budgeting, understanding your credit score, credit card management, debt consolidation and organization tips. Her presentations are engaging, educational and practical. Whenever Jill presents, she shares a wealth of knowledge with our clients, giving everyone access to information, additional resources and practical tips that make a stressful and intimidating topic like money management easy to understand. She empowers the audience with the confidence and tools to effectively manage their finances.
During our WMN “Healther Finances” workshop series, Jill spoke to parents about “Teaching Your Children About Money Management”. The parents left the workshop knowing that they have something extremely valuable to pass on to future generations, and eager to have the conversations with the children about budgeting, earning and saving. Information is power!”
Director of Client Services Women’s Mentoring Network
Her presentation was so successful that we have her scheduled again!
“Jill Foster gave an outstanding presentation to the Women’s Business Development Center clients on credit reporting. Her topics included: range of scores, what scores mean, what influences scores/ factors, the Fair Credit Reports Act and Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act. She also reviewed a sample credit report and explained and discussed it in its entirety.
Her presentation was so successful that we have her scheduled again!”
Manager, Programs Administration and Training
Women’s Business Development Center, Stamford, CT
My students learned several important tips from Jill
“My students learned several important tips from Jill when she presented lessons on how easy it is for students to accumulate credit card debt while in college, and how long it takes to clear up the debt. Another important message was how to protect one’s credit report and why it is so important in our current economic situation. My students really appreciated Jill sharing her knowledge with them. I look forward to her speaking to my future classes.”
Jeanne R. Lauer
Business/Technology Teacher Academy of Information Technology and Engineering
The kids were entertained, engaged and full of questions
“Jill delivered a presention about finances to the Grassroots / St. Luke’s School Life and Leadership Program and did a terrific job. The kids were entertained, engaged and full of questions that she was able to field with aplomb. Educational and Informative.”
Grassroots Leadership Academy
Jill takes them one giant step closer to becoming financially responsible adults
“Put Jill Russo Foster in the classroom and students can’t help but learn a thing or two about managing personal finances. Jill takes them one giant step closer to becoming financially responsible adults – a necessity for success in these times. Ms. Foster has the talent of building rapport with students and effectively reaches them at their own level of understanding. Her experience in the banking and mortgage industry, and a wealth of anecdotes and knowledge that she shares, draws students in and teaches them the basics of managing their own finances without drowning in jargon. I do not hesitate to call on her expertise. I’ve made her book Cash, Credit, and Your Finances required reading in my house.”
Jennifer S. Torbick