Welcome to The Finance Bar, Your Journey to Smarter Financial Management

Ready to take control of your finances? The all-new Finance Bar coaching suite offers one-on-one coaching for singles, couples and families who want to cut the clutter and get smart about their financial journey with dedicated guidance from Marsha Barnes, a Certified Financial Social Worker & Financial Educator.

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The Finance Bar Members Club is an online community for women who are determined and committed to transform their financial lifestyle by identifying a clear strategy that leads to result and reward. If you’ve ever felt unsure of where to begin with your personal finances, or seeking consistent accountability, then this club is for you.


The Finance Bar offers a fully equipped financial education mobile hub  that was created and inspired by our community and surrounding areas. We noticed a gap between communities and financial awareness and decided to fill it one mile at a time. Learn more here about how we can serve your organization or educational institution.


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"Marsha is a excellent facilitator and full of knowledge, personality and truthfulness. We appreciate her willingness to give accurate and relatable resources for up and coming entrepreneurs as well as people who are trying to figure finances out. Her visuals coincide with her brand and are clean and precise. We look forward to working with her in the near future!"

− Women Entrepreneurs 2.0

"Marsha transparently shared practical and valuable financial planning and life lessons to help the attendees (primarily engaged and newlywed couples) at the BlackBridalBliss.com Ultimate Date Night Wedding Planning Soiree. She expertly assisted my attendees define their goals in a non-judgmental or preachy way. As a result, couples were definitely engaged during her presentation and left the event feeling hopeful about their futures and motivated to put measurable steps into action. Marsha is absolutely a dynamic speaker and motivator."

− Bridgette Bartlett Royall, Founder/Editor, BlackBridalBliss.com

"The City of Charlotte was excited to have The Finance Bar showcase at the 2015 Charlotte Career Discovery Day, a day of career exploration offered for thousands of high school age youth across Mecklenburg County. The Finance Bar offered an innovative way for youth to learn facets of financial planning—a valuable skill as they enter the workforce. The event would not have been successful without the support and engagement of our local businesses like The Finance Bar who choose to invest in the youth of Charlotte-Mecklenburg."

− Steven Wood, City of Charlotte

"Marsha Barnes of "The Finance Bar" was a great choice to kick-off our first economic empowerment symposium entitled, "My Sister's Keeper"! She facilitated our first session entitled, "Managing Your Resources". Marsha's insight, expertise, transparency, and "down to earth" attitude were noted and appreciated! She provided workshop attendees with budgeting tools and challenged our thinking with regards to making smarter financial decisions and taking charge of our financial health! We're delighted to have had our 2014 "My Sister's Keeper" Economic Empowerment Honoree, Marsha Barnes' participation with such an important, community focused, initiative! "

− The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Queen City Metropolitan Chapter