Brilliant Baby parents have the opportunity to work one-on-one and in groups with a certified financial coach whose role is to help you clarify and achieve your financial goals for your family.
The Brilliant Baby Financial Coaching Program includes several parts.
Brilliant Baby parents and caregivers who join the Financial Coaching Program are paired with a Financial Coach who will support them to focus on their financial goals and make plans to achieve them. Parents must start 1:1 financial coaching within one year of setting up their child’s Brilliant Baby college savings account; and can have up to six, free financial coaching sessions over a ten month period.
Financial coaching is a client-centered approach that is personalized and adapted to the needs and learning styles of each client. Financial Coaches work with parents to help them set concrete and realistic financial goals, develop a plan to achieve their goals, and identify quality financial products and services to support their success.
Community Connections are web-based events where parents get support and build relationships with one another, while learning new information and connecting to resources. Financial coaches share information and facilitate conversations with parents on financial and related topics. Community Connections are offered in English, Spanish and Cantonese.
To learn more about Brilliant Baby Financial Coaching and Community Connections, please contact: Diego Pinto, Financial Coaching Program Manager 510-256-7176 or [email protected]
All parents who have a baby in the Brilliant Baby program are invited to participate in financial coaching.
Participation in financial coaching is optional and it will not affect your child’s Brilliant Baby college savings account. If you do want to participate in coaching, you must have your first meeting with a coach within 12 months of signing up for the Brilliant Baby program.
Brilliant Baby provides parents with a stipend of $100 per month for the first three months they work with their Financial Coach. The maximum stipend amount is $300 over three months.