Today we’d like to introduce you to Amber Grant.
Hi Amber, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Born in Inglewood, California, Amber Grant is the recipient of several academic and professional awards. Amber earned a BA degree in Sociology from Azusa Pacific University and an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University. In addition to teaching, singing, playing the piano, traveling the world, and public speaking, Amber’s community outreach extends from her local church in Los Angeles to educational programs in South Africa. She began her philanthropic career with the Magic Johnson Foundation, where she worked closely with Magic Johnson and other world leaders to provide scholarships, internships, mentors and personal development for thousands of inner city youth. In 2008, Amber branched out to become an independent nonprofit consultant for athletes, celebrities, and corporations. She has worked with such clients as Magic Johnson, Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation, Percy Miller, aka Master P, and Ataveus Cash, former NFL player with the Red Skins. Her role as consultant includes training, strategic planning, programming, corporate sponsorships, and creating innovative fundraising opportunities for charities. Amber is currently a financial planner. She provides Comprehensive Financial Planning for individuals, entrepreneurs and small businesses. Her goal is to educate the working population on how to plan for retirement, eliminate debt, increase their net worth, prepare for the unexpected and pass on generational wealth. She offers free financial consultations to anyone in need. Amber is pianist and vocalist, currently singing with Kanye West and the Sunday Service.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My mom died when I was eight. My father then remarried a woman with six children. To say it hasn’t been hard would be an understatement. I am a divorced, single mother with one son. I also make up less than 3% of the finance industry as an African American woman. All I know is struggle, lol.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
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Our interactive, high energy, comprehensive financial planning courses are designed for high school students. Advanced courses are also available for faculty and staff. Courses can be formatted to address an audience of any size and can range from one presentation to a series of courses with group presentations and homework assignments. After completing the course(s), students will walk away with the information needed to make informed financial decisions that will prepare them for life’s next step, whether that’s college or a career. Here is a brief overview of our course topics: BUDGETING BASICS DEBT MANAGEMENT PAYING FOR COLLEGE – SCHOLARSHIPS VS. LOANS RETIREMENT PLANNING & INSURANCE NEEDS TAX PLANNING CREDIT CARDS – MANAGING & ESTABLISHING GOOD CREDIT ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS.
Who else deserves credit in your story?
Magic Johnson – all-around sponsor Louis Jamison – CPA and business partner Dr. Angela Conti – mentor since the 5th grade when my mom passed away. Pastor Geremy of Center of Hope LA
- Personal / Corporate tax returns $350 / $600
- LLC / Corporation set up $625
- LLC to S Corp conversion $300
- Financial Planning – Cash management/budgeting/credit review, tax planning strategies, Insurance needs, retirement planning, Investment management, Estate Planning strategies – $1,000
- Deluxe package deal – all of the above $3,500
- Email: Amber@silverliningcm.com
- Instagram: Amber_Monetize