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Navigate Your Financial Journey After Incarceration

The "Unlocking Financial Success" checklist is specifically designed to provide valuable guidance to people impacted by the criminal justice system.  Here are the key benefits of this free checklist:

  1. Essential financial considerations for people affected by the criminal justice system. 

  2. Breaks down the financial journey into actionable steps, providing a clear roadmap for people to follow.
  3. Guidance that takes into account the potential barriers, legal restrictions, and additional support avenues that may be relevant in your financial journey.

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The New SSI Method: The Ultimate Money Guide For The Incarcerated And Formerly Incarcerated That Does NOT Rely On Government Assistance

"The New SSI Method" is a groundbreaking guide that empowers individuals impacted by the criminal justice system to achieve financial independence. This book presents a transformative approach to personal finance. By shifting from a dependency mindset to an ownership mindset, readers learn why they should not rely on either Social Security Income (SSI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), but rather to adopt "The New SSI Method", to build sustainable wealth. Through practical strategies, real-life examples, and motivational insights, "The New SSI Method" inspires readers to take control of their financial futures and unlock the path to lasting financial freedom.


"Think Outside the Cell: An Entrepreneur's Guide for the Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated"

Revised edition.

Unlock financial freedom and re-entry success!

Order 'Think Outside the Cell' now for expert insights and financial empowerment. Your journey to a brighter future starts here!



Whether it's budgeting, investing, saving for retirement, or managing debt, EVERYDAY FINANCE, serves as a valuable resource to help you understand and navigate the complex world of personal finance.

Learn the language of money and investing.

Begin your investing journey (or take it to the next level) with this  free glossary, The Language of Investing. It's yours -- no strings attached -- when you click the button to Get My Glossary!.



The Language of Investing

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About Joe

Since 1995, Joe has taught personal finance and entrepreneurship to hundreds of people.  He is the author of the nationally-recognized book “Think Outside the Cell: An Entrepreneurs’ Guide for the Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated.”  His mission is to make financial literacy accessible to people impacted by the criminal justice system (and college students) and normalize conversations about money, thereby empowering individuals to navigate their financial journeys with confidence and knowledge.



What People Are Saying

Melissa Gonzalez

Re-entry Coordinator / Legislative Advocacy Specialist

"Joe's financial advice is so informative. I've learned everything from the difference between various types of IRA accounts and how to utilize credit cards for more than just purchasing items, to strategies around dividing your money into 3 different "buckets" (investing, saving and disposable) and how to identify stocks worth investing in.  His guidance has been invaluable for a newbie like me.  I highly recommend his guidance if you’re ready to make your money work for you."




Jason Gibson

Hood Code Founder & President


"I knew about investing and the importance of personal finance, but Joe helped demystify both concepts and stoked my confidence to take the next steps on my personal finance and investment journey."



Sharelle Allen

Middle School Educator & Entrepreneur

“Joe is incredible!! His coaching supported me in raising my credit score over 150 points in less than 2 months!! I saved over $1500 and paid down a significant portion of my debt!! And most importantly I gained the awareness and confidence I needed to start tackling my finances in an empowering way. I am immensely grateful to you Joe!! Thank you! 





Habitual Wealth: eBook

Mastering Personal Finances in College and Beyond

Learn actionable strategies to cultivate healthy financial habits:

  1. Budgeting and saving: Discover practical techniques to create and stick to a budget, save effectively, and prioritize their financial goals. 

  2. Debt management:  Gain insights on techniques to reduce and eliminate credit debt, navigate repayment options, and develop a plan to achieve financial freedom.

  3. Investing and building wealth: Learn the fundamentals of investing, including different investment vehicles, risk management, and long-term wealth accumulation. 

  4. Mindset and behavior: Learn techniques to overcome limiting beliefs, manage impulse spending, and cultivate habits that support long-term financial success.


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