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Our Mission

To simplify personal finance into byte-sized content to meet each person where they are.

We believe that for financial literacy to be effective, it should be ongoing, personalized, interactive, and engaging.

We created a middle and high school Learning Management System (LMS) that uses worksheets, articles, videos, and case studies to teach personal finance. Our curriculum follows every benchmark for each standard from the Council for Economic Education. What’s more, we offer pre- and post-assessments, so you have data to track your students’ progress.

Each lesson is reviewed by a certified financial education instructor and a Ph.D. in financial literacy. We want to ensure that every topic is not only easy to understand, but also accurately conveys the principles of financial wellness with an energetic, positive, engaging tone.

If you would like a demo of our LMS, please contact centsaieducation@centsai.com. You can also click here for a one-page description of the LMS and here for its technical specifications.

We want to be part of the solution. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you.

In partnership,
The CentSai Team

Our Mission

The fact is...

The fact is

We learn to do our laundry before we are taught how to handle our money. Yes. having clean clothes is essential, but the worst that might happen if you mix your whites and your colors is tie-dyed underwear and socks.

The result of not knowing how to manage your money?
Anxiety, debt, and decisions that have a long-lasting impact on your credit score — and your physical and mental health.

Meet the Centsai Education Team

Meet the Centsai Education Team
Doria Lavagnino

Doria
Lavagnino

Co-Founder,
Chief Education Officer,
Certified Financial Education Instructor
The information our "CentSais" provide is accompanied by stories and games. You'll soon find learning about money is as fun as reading about your favorite celebrity. Finance made easy.
Arindam Nag

Arindam
Nag

Co-Founder,
CEO
Our mission is to provide a safe space for the creation and dissemination of financial knowledge. Figuratively speaking, CentSai's mission is to turn quicksand into concrete. Care to climb with us?
Sandeep Kumar

Sandeep
Kumar

Director,
Co-Founder
I lead CentSai's product management team and work with the core design/engineering teams to ensure the success of the product. If you have any questions or just want to say hi, it's Sandeep@centsai.com.
Keerti Hasija

Keerti Hasija
Kauffman

Head,
Education Services
I am an experienced international education development and programs specialist and am passionate about driving social change through expanding access to quality and engaging educational resources.
Peter Neeves

Peter
Neeves

Director,
Financial Experts Community
By working as a researcher and consultant in the areas of financial literacy and corporate social responsibility, I feel I can potentially contribute to improving people's financial conditions on a much greater scale.

Kelly Meehan
Brown

Associate Editor
Kelly Brown
I graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with a double major in English literature and French. I was delighted to find that my skills could be integrated with a medium that focuses on financial education.
Connor Beckett

Connor Beckett
McInerney

Assistant Editor
I have worked as a culture and arts journalist for five years. I think what I enjoy most about writing has been unpacking difficult or abstract subjects and presenting them in ways that are easily understood.
Autumn Dixon

Autumn
Dixon

UXUI Designer
I am a graphic designer and am passionate about creating user-focused products. I have the opportunity to design solutions for our users. In my free time, I love to attend comic conventions and play video games!
Andrew Shooks

Andrew
Shooks

VP, Business Development
I am an experienced executive leader with a passion for education, communication, and helping people do better in life.
Lin Hsu

Lin
Hsu

Strategic Advisor
I was born in Shenzhen, China, and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, as a child. I developed a love for learning at a young age. I hope to spread the love for learning to those around me.
Juliana Norton

Juliana
Norton

Business Development Associate
I have always had a passion for education and assisting small communities. I obtained an Associate's in Education before completing my Bachelor's in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Jo Ann Liguori

Jo Ann
Liguori

Editorial Consultant
I am an editor and writer based in Brooklyn. I have spent 30 years in publishing (mainly in magazines) as a copy editor, copy chief, and managing editor. Since I am not a finance person, I read and edit CentSai articles as the reader would.
Ishan Deshpande

Ishan
Deshpande

CentSai Education Intern
I have a strong interest in math, business, and finance. I was born and brought up in NYC, and have a passion for all New York sports teams (although painful). I enjoy listening to music, painting, swimming, and running.
Lauren Shayo

Lauren
Shayo

Editorial Intern
I started writing in 2008 and started taking it seriously in 2012. I began to look into editing in 2018 at the advice of a friend. Since then, I have been involved with a number of online publications.
Our Mission
Our Mission

With only 21 of the 50 states requiring high school students to complete a course in financial education, according to the Council for Economic Education, it’s no surprise that financial illiteracy is an epidemic in our country.

A few of us might learn the financial basics from our caregivers or friends, but the vast majority of us have no idea how personal finance works when we start out in the “real world.”

But it doesn’t have to be this way.