Sounds Like A Plan

Watch the Pennies the Dollars Will Take Care of Themselves

Mission & Vision


Interrupt generational poverty through financial education


Meet every community member where they are at on their journey to attain financial wellness; while ensuring they have the tools, resources and language related to financial products.

We move the needle towards wealth building.

About me

I’ve walked my own walk in conquering debt and wealth building.
I am a certified and award-winning financial educator, passionate about showing up strong in support of increasing community members’ knowledge surrounding financial wellness and wealth building. My business is designed to increase community members access to the financial tools, resources and the language associated with financial products to level the playing field and minimize the shame and stigma associated with personal debt.

Specializing in

SLAP (Sounds Like A Plan) specializes in providing comprehensive financial education workshops to community members. With a focus on empowering individuals to make informed financial decisions, we aim to demystify complex financial concepts and provide actionable strategies that promote financial stability and long-term success through interactive sessions and real-life examples.

We offer services to nonprofit organizations, for profit businesses, educational settings, schools and faith
based organizations. Presentations can be custom made to fit your group.

Financial Education Workshops

60-90 minutes
Our workshops cover various topics to enhance financial literacy and
From spending plans and saving strategies to debt management, and credit building, we ensure participants gain practical knowledge
and skills applicable to their financial lives.

Our workshops are tailored to meet the unique needs of community members,
fostering a supportive learning
environment where individuals can gain
confidence and take control of their financial futures.

Recent projects

SLAP Financial Consulting, LLC is designed to impact lives in support of youth and working families in St. Paul & Minneapolis that are motivated to cultivate financial capabilities, create lasting financial wellness, and build wealth.

People are saying


Since attending one of Tonia's 4-Cornerstones to Financial Literacy workshops I have made it my
business to be a sponge anytime I hear her speak in her financial language! She has a gifted ability to
take very complicated financial concepts and strategies and present them in a way that empowers you
to take action! Her passion for this subject and compassion for her community is commendable! I
implore you to seek after her services; it makes cents!

Tynaia Pittman

Tonia is not only in her element, she is also in her lane and she can help anyone get into their financial lane.

When I think of Tonia Brinston; I think financial potential. Her unique financial overcoming story inspires those who are in similar situations, she gets its. She understands and empathizes yet can challenge self-limiting financial self-sabotaging beliefs.

When I think of Tonia Brinston; I think financial possibility. She has the heart for bridging the economic gap in the Twin Cities. Yet, it is her knowledge, authentic communication style, genuine desire to assist others that shines through in her presentations. She inspires others to see their own financial possibility, provides tools and resources to map out the goals they desire while simultaneously reminding them along the way you are worthy.

In my career, I help others meet their goals and transform their lives but was not reaching for my own transformation. Tonia helped me look at the big picture of my life and evolve. In doing so, I reconnected to my financial goals and eventually purchased a home, during COVID.

Tonia flawlessly aligns her purpose, talents, and passion for the financial wellbeing of others and is driven to build a wealth of knowledge for ADOS and underserved populations.


Suzanne Bengtson

Tonia Brinston is an outstanding example of Servant Leadership! The knowledge and value she brings to the space of financial education and literacy is nothing short of phenomenal. She is a subject matter expert, and has a powerful and prolific communication style that creates a welcoming and trusting environment for her audience.

I have the honor and privilege to serve on the Board of Exodus Lending with Tonia.  She is authentic and brings her best self to every encounter which fosters an atmosphere for others to do the same. She is a dynamic leader and true gem to the Twin Cities, specifically the underserved. I have witnessed Tonia's positive impact, and this is only the beginning for her!


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