Financial Education Associates

(FEA) provides in-person classes

and seminars in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts as well as online classes.

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P.O.Box 240249 / Boston, MA 02124
888.839.0963

Financial Education Associates (FEA) /  © 2019 Financial Education Associates, Inc.

FEA STAFF

Changing Lives Through Financial Education

Our staff has a wealth of experience in the financial education area, including backgrounds in economic development, affordable housing, matched savings programs, curriculum design, and counseling. As homeowners, they bring a special sensitivity and knowledge to their work with FEA clients.

Jacqueline Cooper, AFC, FFC, President/Executive Director

 

JACQUELINE COOPER founded Financial Education Associates in November 2001. In demand as an instructor of home buying classes, Jacqueline started FEA to present unbiased information to people seeking to put their finances in order to achieve home ownership and other financial goals. She is an Accredited Financial Counselor and Financial Fitness Coach through the Association for Financial Counseling, Planning and Education (AFCPE).

Jacqueline has a Masters in City Planning degree specializing in Housing, Community & Economic Development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Information Systems from Northeastern University.

Linda Warren Cato, Instructor and Counselor

 

LINDA WARREN CATO boasts more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry. As an avid researcher of personal finance information, she is compelled to share her knowledge about finance with others. She was hired by Homeownership is Possible in 1995 to teach first-time homebuyer classes for the Boston Home Center.

She has worked with FEA as a trainer since 1997. Linda has taught homeownership, credit and budgeting classes. Linda has a Bachelor's of Science in business Management from Cambridge College.

Kimberly Zimmerman Rand, Instructor and Counselor

 

KIMBERLY ZIMMERMAN RAND has held a number of management positions in community-based organizations in Boston, including founding and managing matched savings account programs, homebuyer education and microenterprise development programs for more than 12 years.

She is a certified Homebuyer Education Trainer through Neighborworks America, an Accredited Financial Counselor and Financial Fitness Coach through Association of Financial Counselors, Planners and Educators (AFCPE).

Kimberly has a Master of Social Work degree in Social and Economic Development and Management from Washington University  and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Colby College.

Lawrence Ward, Instructor 

 

LAWRENCE WARD is a leadership trainer, family counselor, and technical writer. He began working with FEA as a trainer in 2002. He is motivated to lead financial education classes by his understanding that many family problems stem from the lack of knowledge about personal finances and the conflicts that result.

Lawrence has a Bachelor of Science in Technical Writing from Northeastern University and holds a Master of Education degree specializing in Curriculum Design from the University of Massachusetts in Boston.