Dr. Arthur Laffer
Sr. Economic Advisor to two Presidents and winner of the Medal of Freedom
"You can do this! You can help your kids become financially literate and take more control of their lives. In fact, we all must do this. We owe it to our future selves, our family, our community, and our nation. Tyburski delivers a road map to enable our success, illustrating that financial literacy is not an academic exercise but rather it is about daily, real-life decisions, and family conversations - it is literally a tool to better life outcomes."
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Why We Started
We believe people can realize their full potential when they control their path forward -- and key to taking control of one's life is saving money and achieving financial goals.
However, we see three problems preventing most people, especially young adults, from saving.
These problems are:
1. Soaring student debt
2. Career uncertainty
3. A lack of financial literacy
Our mission is to get young people ahead of these problems, demonstrate that financial literacy is a tool to achieve better life outcomes, and to not only educate but inspire!
How We Are Unique
We offer a refreshingly frank conversation about the challenges people face to save money, the broken systems that perpetuate these problems, and how it is our individual responsibility to overcome these headwinds.
We alert young people to the harsh reality that decisions they make surprisingly early in life (e.g., to choose a career and college) can potentially have long-lasting ill effects.
We pose the unique view that financial literacy is a life-long process. We aim to deliver both the initial spark, that ignites life-changing behavior, and the personal process required for life-long success.
What We Do
Through story-based lessons and a memorable framework we teach financial literacy to students, young adults, and parents -- helping them understand why we must save, how to save, and what to do with savings. Initial emphasis is on making sure people are in a position to save -- by avoiding excessive college debt and being able to get and hold a good job with growing income.
Since people learn in different ways, we use a platform approach: our book (typically for parents),
audio lessons and online resources (typically for their children/students), and speaking and social media.
“I worked as an engineer, analyst, and portfolio manager for a combined 33 years. I created and led an internal school to teach new analysts and am president of a non-profit helping aspiring entrepreneurs in Africa. The analyst in me identified the problems I set out to solve in my book. The engineer created the framework. The teacher, mentor, and parent delivers the message.
Many students are choosing schools they can't afford and careers they are not passionate about or do not generate the earning power needed to pay off college debt. Many others can't apply their degrees or stay employed in today's changing world. I call out some broken systems around you, such as the self-perpetuating set of conditions that lead to and support ever higher costs of college. I point these out not to shift blame, but rather to inform you and to emphasize that, in the end, it is your responsibility to adapt, cope, and succeed in the current environment."
Jeff Tyburski, Founder Your Sherpa, LLC
Download FREE Book Excerpt
Easy to follow and accessible, Your Sherpa encourages parents and kids to talk about money and financial wellness and shows them how to navigate key financial decisions in their lives. Story-based lessons illustrate that financial literacy is not the tedious, academic subject many expect but rather a tool to achieve better life outcomes.