The Bible contains more than 2,000 verses about money. Stewardship, or the belief that humans are called to care for the gifts we’ve been given, is one of the pillars of Christian faith.
The Lord’s message is clear: He wants his children to understand how to be good stewards of the blessings he bestows upon us.
Never has this message been more important as economic hardship has driven financial anxiety through the roof and financial illiteracy has reached epidemic proportions.
Today, millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and lack any amount of emergency savings. They are unprepared to meet financial challenges of any kind, can’t save up for the down payment on a home, and can’t pass on any wealth to their children.
At Kingdom Financial Academy (KFA), we want to change this. Our faith-based, nonprofit initiative was founded in Miami, Florida by Christian entrepreneurs with a passion for solving America’s crisis of financial illiteracy. We are heeding His call to teach fiscal responsibility and stewardship so we can help people experiencing financial hardship break loose from their burdens and learn how to grow generational wealth.
Through our evidence-based financial responsibility course, we’ve developed proven tools for teaching the fundamentals of healthy personal finance and money management. Our course, based on the same teaching methodology employed by Fortune 500 companies for their executives and staff, was designed to provide a solid foundation upon which motivated students can advance to more challenging topics like investing, insurance, and homeownership.
KFA was founded by Daniel Isaiah Shalach, a Certified Financial Education Instructor, pastor, international author, inspirational speaker, and father of three daughters. Daniel was raised on welfare and in extreme poverty in a violent sector of New York City with only his dad. His dad was illiterate and could not read nor write. Thanks to the mentors he met along the way, he learned how to work, how to save, and how to make his money “stretch” through the week. As his money grew, he also learned how to invest. By age 31, he had made his first million.
A poverty mind-set from past experiences and several choices made on emotion found him in dire situation. After seeking help though in-depth financial literacy he began breaking free from his negative generational financial habits and learning proper money management, it is after this new freedom that he heard a calling to share what he’d learned with others.
He began speaking at youth centers, prisons, and half-way homes across the country. With his partner Shasta Baker, also a Certified Financial Education Instructor, he launched KFA to give free financial literacy classes to families in need of learning how to develop, manage, and stick to budgets and work toward the goal of homeownership.
To advance KFA’s mission, Daniel and Shasta built an eclectic team with a combined 20 plus years of teaching on financial literacy, credit, home buying, and investing. The team includes people from every walk of life united by a mission to be of service to the people of our great nation. One of the team members is Millennial Mompreneur Samantha Quinones who works with KFA clients to invest and set up their retirement funds, investment funds and fulfill their life goals.
To make sure the lessons stick, KFA incorporates psychological deep dives into the reasons behind our unhealthy financial habits. We then help people extract and replace bad habits with healthy ones as we help them identify and work toward their financial goals, from paying for a college education to buying a new car or home.
We are resolute in our belief that financial and fiscal literacy are the cornerstones of a healthy economy and a healthier nation. We are fighting to make financial literacy readily available to all citizens at every economic level by partnering with local nonprofits, schools and organizations to reach individuals and local families.
Our powerful and engaging financial curriculum, delivered through both online and in-person classes, incorporates video, images and other interactive content to help connect with every type of learner. We also engage our students through a private Facebook group where they can ask questions, share their wins, and connect with like-minded individuals who want to master financial literacy.
As a nonprofit community outreach program, we also help meet the basic needs of people struggling in our community. We want to help every American get a hold of their finances through budgeting, saving, investing wisely.
All monies raised from donations, products or services offers go to teach financially vulnerable families in the communities and feeding our hungry and homeless neighbors. All profits collected for services we offer go directly to our at-risk youth programs to help the underserved youth start their own companies and become both business owners and homeowners.
Our ultimate mission is to create an empowerment movement of people who want to carry each other’s burdens and fulfill the law of Christ. We are not just “good” stewards. We are Godly stewards of the rich blessings He has allowed us to enjoy.
We invite you to join us!
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. “