Wine and Dime Episode 12 - Common Cents with Jennifer and Laura

In this episode of Wine and Dime, I will be chatting with Jennifer Harper and Laura Coleman from Common Cents Financial Literacy, Inc.  

“Common Cents is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been providing practical financial education since 2005. They typically focus on students aged 16-22, a critical time for developing positive financial habits.

Being able to successfully manage personal finances is a critical skill that affects everyone, regardless of income. Unfortunately, it is rarely taught in an applicable way.

They don’t teach the old ‘if you save x per month at y% for 40 years, you’ll be a millionaire’ kind of classes. While all of that is true, they do our best to make it real.”  

You can find Common Cents on the web at

The Wines:  

Blueberry Cider - From Apple Valley Orchards

Zen of Zin - Zen of Zin was designed with one goal in mind: to capture the non-traditional Zinfandel consumer. For this consumer group, the “Way to Zinlightenment” is a blend specially crafted to be softer and sweeter than traditional Zinfandels in the Constellation Brands portfolio. Zen of Zin also offers a more lifestyle-driven approach to Zinfandel, encouraging wine drinkers to pour often, experiment freely, seek beauty, breathe deeply, and share wisdom.


Books Discussed in this Episode:

Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending

Fun & Creative Dates for Married Couples: 52 Ways to Enjoy Life Together


Amy Irvine of Irvine Wealth Planning Strategies, LLC

10 East Market Street

Corning NY 14830