In order to create change we MUST be financially free and I’m dedicated to equipping you with the tools necessary to get and stay debt-free. With more than 75% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, it’s easy to become discouraged and give up when it comes to managing your finances.


The number one complaint from working millennials is that they were never taught life money management skills in school or by their parents. As a result many of you are left feeling like the lack of financial education is the key contributor to living paycheck to paycheck. Sadly, it’s not just millennials struggling financially. 

According to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) 2015 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey, “41% of adults gave themselves grades C, D or F with regard to their personal finance knowledge, 29% have not saved anything for retirement, 34% have no savings.”

These negative financial outcomes and low levels of consumer knowledge and confidence makes it obvious that financial literacy in America should be a national priority. 

Given these factors, the sole focus of From Paychecks to Power is to empower you to gain financial freedom, ditch debt and manage your money with ease and effectiveness. Through one-on-one financial coaching, custom debt-elimination plans and a comprehensive financial education, Paychecks to Power is your trusted source for financial empowerment.


-Shannaan Dawda


By all accounts I was living the American Dream. College educated, and working full-time for the government societal standards suggest that I should have been happy with the path I’d taken in life. While everyone from the outside looking in was thinking I was living my ideal life the reality is that I was seriously unhappy. I had those “good government benefits” and a decent salary but at the end of every month I just felt like I had nothing to show for all the hard work that I’d been putting in. Sick and tired of being sick and tired, paired with feelings of frustration and confusion led me to the ultimate decision to start living life on my terms. Finally, I got real about my current money story. Gainfully employed yet broke with material possessions, something had to give.


Fueled with the determination to change my life, eliminate debt and help others figure out how to attain financial freedom I committed myself to my purpose like never before. This was the pivotal moment personally and professionally.


Over the next 11 months I threw myself into a debt elimination plan that included me working overtime and afforded me the opportunity to pay off over $26k in debt. Somewhere in the process I realized that not only were people watching my progress but I was acquiring skills to help others successfully dig themselves out of debt.

In 2013 True Financial, LLC was started to help you win with your money.


Fast forward 3 years and never would I have imagined that with the help of True Financial, LLC I would coach clients to eliminate over $758k in debt, author a book and start the From Paychecks To Power movement.


My mission is to empower people financially to help them become uncomfortable with financial mediocrity. A lot of people are content with paycheck to paycheck living and working to pay bills their whole life. I want to be the catalyst that enables them to see themselves having financial freedom and achieving generational wealth.

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