Ep 139: Empowering Financial Literacy: Fostering Inclusivity and Collaboration in Finance with Stoy Hall

In this episode of Bridging The Gap, Matt is joined by Stoy Hall, CFP® , CEO, and Founder of Black Mammoth, as well as the Founder and Fund Manager at Kᾱlᾱ Capital. Together, they explore the challenges and progress within the financial industry, emphasizing the importance of wealth beyond money and the value of emotional intelligence in financial planning.

As you listen to this episode, you’ll discover Stoy’s strong advocacy for establishing meaningful connections and relationships with individuals. He is dedicated to advancing financial literacy for everyone. Stoy’s drive to educate others about finance is deeply rooted in his personal experiences, from witnessing the repercussions of financial illiteracy in people’s lives to finding inspiration in his travels through Tanzania and Kenya. He firmly believes that wealth extends beyond mere finances, focusing on the pursuit of happiness and using money as a tool to achieve it.

Furthermore, Stoy unveils his innovative approach to financial planning through his Modern Family Office. This approach offers comprehensive services and positions him as a collaborator in every aspect of his clients’ lives.

Throughout this episode, you’ll gain valuable insights into the industry’s need for collaboration, transparency, and the profound impact of representation and diversity.

Timestamps From This Episode

[00:03:21] “And I started to see that financial illiteracy or the lack of financial education in just the normal day people is so lacking that it causes so many other issues, from relationship issues to psychology to mental health, et cetera.”

[00:07:21] Stoy outlines his dedication to creating a modern financial firm that helps many people and supports his mission of promoting financial literacy.

[00:12:02] Stoy explains how he offers clients value beyond performance, emphasizing the intangible aspects.

[00:19:00] Stoy discusses the steps needed to encourage greater industry collaboration and the reasons it’s a top priority for him.

[00:25:54] Stoy shares his perspective on the factors that have contributed to the gap in financial literacy.

[00:29:19] “Wealth does not equal money. Wealth equals happiness.” [00:32:04] Stoy suggests a book he’s currently exploring to the audience.

[00:33:16] Stoy offers a nugget of wisdom for listeners to carry with them after the episode.

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