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Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2021

Financial Literacy = Empowerment

How many victims of domestic violence are also victims of financial abuse?
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Money Milestones On The Journey From Survivor to Thriver

Financial abuse affects the majority of domestic violence and human trafficking victims. A victim’s access to economic resources is often the single determining factor when faced with the decision to leave their situation and start over.

Some of the questions we hear include, “What is financial abuse and how do you know if you are a victim? I know I need to safety plan my escape, but what’s involved in a financial safety plan? I’ve never been in charge of the money. How do I do that?”

In honor of Financial Literacy Month in April, this session covers:

  • Identification: The red flags of financial abuse
  • Safety Planning: Financial “must-haves” as part of every exit strategy
  • Independent Living: The money milestones empowering the journey from survivor to thriver



This Lunch-N-Learn is valuable to Victims and Survivors, Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, First Responders, Shelter Administrators, and Counselors.

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Ivette Kuyateh

Ivette Kuyateh, Esq.

Wealth Preservation Attorney & Financial Expert, Kuyateh Law Group/WealthWave
Advisory Board Member, VictimsVoice

Often referred to as a “Wonder Woman” both in and out of the courtroom for her passion for standing strong as a voice for the voiceless and advocating for the rights of others, Ivette is a former prosecutor, an experienced litigator, and zealous advocate victim having handled hundreds of trials. She founded Kuyateh Law Group to focus her advocacy towards serving domestic violence and human trafficking victims with their civil, family, and immigration law cases, and empowering others with sound estate planning that protects their assets and peace of mind. Ivette’s journey from survivor to thriver has fueled her passion to educate women on overcoming the long-lasting effects of financial abuse through her No Woman Left Behind Conferences, presentations to law enforcement partners, podcast interviews, and her most television interview with WealthWave and the How Money Works Company.



How Money Works: The Book

How Money Works book coverHow Money Works: Stop Being A Sucker

Financial illiteracy is the #1 economic crisis in the world, impacting more than 5 billion people across the planet. The few who know how money works take advantage of those who do not. This book is designed to help you break the cycle of endless debt, foolish spending, and financial cluelessness so you can stop being a sucker, start being a student, and take control of your financial future.

Contact Ivette for a free consultation: Ivette (at) KuyatehLawGroup (dot) com

FREE Credit Reporting

During the COVID-19 pandemic, accessing your credit is important. That’s why Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are continuing to offer free weekly credit reports.


All about credit reports: Your rights to your free annual credit reports

Federal law requires each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – to give you a free credit report every 12 months if you ask for it. They also make it easy to accomplish many credit-related tasks right from your computer.

Equifax Experian TransUnion

The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sites contain extensive information about credit reports, your rights, and the laws that guarantee these rights. You can learn more about your free reports at the Federal Trade Commission’s website and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s website.



When your employees need a tool to help them in their private life, having a workplace safety net can increase productivity, stabilize morale, and build loyalty – all affecting your bottom line.

VictimsVoice is an EAP-type solution that is helping people in unhealthy relationships document the RIGHT information to get legal protection and seek justice.

For more information about our corporate program, CONTACT VICTIMSVOICE.

Casa de Esperanza

Latinx survivors can reach out to Casa de Esperanza at 1-651-772-1611 or

StrongHearts Native Helpline

Native American and Alaska Native individuals can reach out to the StrongHearts Native Helpline at 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) or

Anti-Violence Project Hotline

LGBTQ people can reach out to the Anti-Violence Project Hotline at 1-212-714-1141 or, or the Northwest Network at

Love Is Respect

Young people experiencing relationship or domestic violence can contact Love Is Respect at 1-866-331-9474 or

Trevor Project

LGBTQ young people who may be experiencing abuse because of their gender identity or sexuality can contact the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or

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