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.”Barbara GarelickCo-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 “Healthier 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 onto future generations, and eager to have the conversations with the children about budgeting, earning and saving. Information is power!”Catherine DumasDirector of Client Services, Women’s Mentoring Network
I recommend Jill! “I first met Jill when she was a client of the Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC). I got to know her, and in 2011 asked Jill to join the WBDC team as our Financial Education Specialist (Consultant). At that time we had just launched our Personal Financial program. She presented numerous workshops, managed our budgeting program and personally coached clients on budgeting, credit, debt reduction and more. She also assisted in the management of our volunteer coaches and clients.
Jill also worked with WBDC on a program that we participated in with Norwalk Community College. Here Jill again, served as a Budget Coach to students with the ultimate goal of obtaining a Bachelor Degree and personal financial security.
I recommend Jill to your company or organization for a personal finance workshop or to coach you on your personal finances. She is very responsive, accountable and personally a lovely person. She cares deeply about her work and her clients.”
High School Students from an Accounting Class
“Thank you for taking the time out of your morning to come present to my class about credit cards. All the information and resources handed out were very resourceful. You taught me a lot of things I never knew before.”
“Thank you Ms. Foster. I’m really going to try and rethink the way I spend my money”
“Thank you for taking time out of your morning to come present to my class about credit cards. All of the information and resources handed out were all very resourceful. You taught me a lot of things I never know before.”
Girls and Money
“Jill’s hands-on presentation to ten-year-old girls attending a summer program at Empower Her, Inc. was comprehensive and educational. The girls were exposed to “real-world” money education, which was based around budgeting and financial decision-making. The girls left the workshop with a better understanding of what their financial futures might look like and tools to help them maintain their lifestyle while still paying their bills and saving money. Thanks, Jill!”
Danielle Beerli, MSW Executive Director & Founder of Empower Her CT