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MC Dyalekt

MC & Hip Hop Educator

San Francisco

Brian "Dyalekt" Kushner is a hip-hop MC and the director of pedagogy at Pockets Change, where he uses hip-hop pedagogy to demystify personal finance and help students take control of their relationship with money. He’s rocked (performed/taught/keynoted) everywhere from conferences like AFCPE and Prosperity Now, to stages like SXSW and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, to classrooms that range from Yale to your cousin’s living room. He also co-hosts the Brunch & Budget podcast, which discusses personal finance and racial economic inclusion.

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Beyond Budgeting: How to Put Together a Financial Plan You’ll Actually Use

Beyond Budgeting: How to Put Together a Financial Plan You’ll Actually Use

Financial planning isn't about spreadsheets, graphs, or charts, it's about getting to the root of what you really value and learning how to use money as a tool!

6 Times

How to Quit Your Job and Go Full Time Freelance

How to Quit Your Job and Go Full Time Freelance

In this workshop, we'll talk about the financial steps you can take to so you're ready to make the leap to freelance.

5 Times

Celebrating Black in Tech: Personal Finances & The Racial Wealth Divide

Celebrating Black in Tech: Personal Finances & The Racial Wealth Divide

This workshop will show you how your personal finances are affected and what action you can take to create generational wealth for you and your community.

3 Times

How to Start Investing - Even if You've Never Done it Before

How to Start Investing - Even if You've Never Done it Before

Learn investment basics, how to tie your investments to your goals, which types of investment products to consider, and how to actually read your investment statement.

3 Times

This is Your Year: 7 Moves That Will Make 2020 a Financial Success

This is Your Year: 7 Moves That Will Make 2020 a Financial Success

What moves can you make to ensure that 2018 is your best financial year yet? Find out in this interactive and information financial planning workshop!

3 Times

How to Thrive as a POC Small Biz Owner: The Road to Your First Hire

How to Thrive as a POC Small Biz Owner: The Road to Your First Hire

In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to know when to hire your first or next employee/contractor, including writing a job description, creating an interview process, and more.

2 Times

Managing Credit & Debt in Uncertain Times

Managing Credit & Debt in Uncertain Times

Come with your favorite cocktail or mocktail and let's get real about your credit and debt!

2 Times

Create your Financial Legacy Series: Secure Financial Stability

Create your Financial Legacy Series: Secure Financial Stability

The hardest part of dealing with money is figuring out where to start.

Beyond Budgeting: Building Confidence to Start Investing

Beyond Budgeting: Building Confidence to Start Investing

Find your footing in the world of investing, learn how to get started and how to ask the right questions before putting your money where your brain is.

7 Moves to Make 2019 a Financial Success

7 Moves to Make 2019 a Financial Success

In this workshop, we’ll address 7 financial moves that’ll make 2019 your best year yet!

How to Take the Leap from Full Time Job to Full Time Freelance

How to Take the Leap from Full Time Job to Full Time Freelance

About 1 in 3 Americans is currently freelancing or a small business owner. By 2020, they estimate that number will grow to 40%. THAT'S INSANE! AND AMAZING!

What does it really mean to invest in yourself?

What does it really mean to invest in yourself?

We hear it all the time. “Think of it as an investment in yourself.” But what does that really mean?

Speed Networking with Brunch & Budget

Speed Networking with Brunch & Budget

Join General Assembly and Brunch & Budget as we throw it way back for an old school speed networking event. This is an opportunity to learn from the best - serious wisdom, from ser

Financial Resilience in Times of Crisis

Financial Resilience in Times of Crisis

This workshop will show you how to find financial resilience in uncertain times and empower you to take action for yourself and your community.

How to Thrive as a POC Small Biz Owner: The One-Page Business Plan

How to Thrive as a POC Small Biz Owner: The One-Page Business Plan

Whether you’re just starting your business or you’ve been doing this for a while, going through our See Change One-Page Business Plan together will give you the tools and insight!

How to Thrive as a POC Small Biz Owner: Organize Your Business Like a Machine

How to Thrive as a POC Small Biz Owner: Organize Your Business Like a Machine

We’ll go deep on topics around cash flow, taxes, invoicing, loans, bank accounts, insurance, retirement, etc. You know, the fun stuff :)

Beyond Budgeting: How to automate your finances and build real wealth

Beyond Budgeting: How to automate your finances and build real wealth

Learn how to prove to yourself that WANTS ARE NEEDS TOO and take control of your financial future without ignoring today.

How to Tackle Your Debt and Still Have a Life (ONLINE WEBINAR)

How to Tackle Your Debt and Still Have a Life (ONLINE WEBINAR)

Learn different strategies for handling debt, rebuilding credit, saving, and paying down debt in a way that works for you.

How to Build and Protect Your Wealth

How to Build and Protect Your Wealth

This workshop will help you figure out how to start thinking about your income as a tool to build wealth and help you create a family legacy that lasts beyond your lifetime.

Create your Financial Legacy Series: Secure Financial Safety

Create your Financial Legacy Series: Secure Financial Safety

We're here to break down the Five Brunch & Budget Financial Stages to go from insecurity to legacy, share bite-size action steps, & start building wealth now.

Beyond Budgeting with Mint: How to Automate your Finances and Build Real Wealth

Beyond Budgeting with Mint: How to Automate your Finances and Build Real Wealth

Join Brunch & Budget and special guest Kimmie Greene of Mint in learning how to use money as a tool to help you reach your financial goals and live your best life.

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