In January 2012, Jonathan and Amanda Teixeira, had $25,000 in debt and a deep desire to break free. A short—and zealous—7½ months later they wrote their last check to Sallie Mae and closed the doors on debt forever. Since kicking debt to the curb, they continued to focus on handling money God’s way through saving, investing, and giving generously. After hearing their story, a few folks asked them money questions...and they answered them. That snowballed into hundreds of people asking questions, speaking at events, guest podcasting, and providing 1:1 financial coaching. They launched WalletWin, in November 2017 to help as many people as possible get out of debt, build wealth, and transform the world through generosity through their online course, membership, and podcast.
Before launching WalletWin, they served nine years as staff members with Fellowship of Cathllic University Students (FOCUS) where they served in both the campus and national leadership positions.
When they aren’t running their business, the Teixeiras can be found having spontaneous dance parties or exploring the outdoors with their three daughters Josephine, Charlotte, and Eleanor and their beloved Labrador Retriever, Wrigley.
The Teixeira's have been featured on the FOCUS blog, Shalom Tidings Magazine, Catholic News Agency, and the Dave Ramsey blog. They have also appeared on numerous radio programs, podcasts and partnered social media discussions.
God and Money, Personal Finances, Leadership, Business, Infertility, Adoption, and Femininity.
Small Group Facilitator, Emcee, Retreat and Event Planning
Money God's Way: There are hundreds of verses in the Bible about money, but the typical Christian’s relationship with money looks no different from the rest of society’s. Using money well isn’t an option; it’s an essential responsibility for every Christian. In this presentation, we share what God has said about money, practical tools and tips, and inspiration to say “yes” to God’s call to responsible financial stewardship.
4 Common Money Mistakes that Leave Couples Strained and Drained (And How TO Fix Them Without Fighting): Money fights and money problems are one of the most common stressors in marriage. We come into relationships with different ideas of what money is or how it should be spent and saved. Too many marriages waste years, or decades, arguing about money. We're uncovering the four most common money mistakes that leave couples strained and drained as well as how to fix them without fighting.
Carrying Our Cross: A Journey with Infertility: In this talk Amanda draws from her own experience battling infertility in her marriage. She uses biblical narratives and personal stories to illustrate the unique aspects of carrying this particular cross in the modern world today.
The Mercy of God: In part one of a three part series, Amanda explains how the mercy of God is the main narrative God has been communicating since the Fall of Adam and Eve. She provides examples of God's Mercy in the Old Testament, the New Testament, and in Modern Times.
Experiencing God's Mercy: In part two of a three part series, Amanda discusses why we all need to experience God's Mercy in our lives. She then shares 5 ways to open yourself to a deeper experience of Mercy.
Becoming a Channel of Mercy: In this final talk in a three part series, Amanda provides 3 habits to embrace if you desire to become an embodiment of mercy to yourself and those around you. This talk also includes group conversation about the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.
A Journey Home: This is Amanda's conversion story. She describes what it was like to grow up Catholic, only to leave the faith for the Protestant world. In a turn of events she didn't see coming, she encountered FOCUS - Fellowship of Catholic University Students and found her way back home in the Eucharist.
6 Lies Women Love To Believe: Women often will struggle to believe the truth about themselves when it's easier to believe lies. The Devil is the father of lies and he speaks so many to women each and everyday. It's time women crush the lies and choose to believe what's true. In this talk, Amanda discusses the most common lies she's seen in working with women and the corresponding truth from God to trust instead.
“Amanda is an excellent speaker! She engages the audience in such a way as to build instant trust and credibility. She also is able to speak with grace and humor about difficult topics and keep the listeners engaged from start to finish!” - Mark Bartek, Great North Regional Director, FOCUS
“Amanda is an amazing and captivating speaker.” - FOCUS Leadership Development Initiative Participant
“Amanda does a great job engaging her audience to draw them into her personal experiences. Through these interactions, she has been able to speak on complex and sensitive topics with grace, humor, and compelling personal witness!” - Hilary Draftz, Director of Quality, Growth, and Innovation, FOCUS
"Amanda is an extremely engaging and captivating speaker. She brings a warm, authoritative, feminine genius to her leadership talks which are both inspiring and challenging, yet she does it in a style that is winningly low key and personable. Amanda has a track record of successfully applying these principles in progressively expanding leadership roles over nearly a decade, which lends credibility to what she shares and has provided her with a great store of helpful anecdotes that illustrate what’s proven successful and what hasn’t in a memorable and often humorous way." - John LaBarbara, author, speaker, adjunct professor of Scripture and Apologetics, and Founder of the Center for Advanced Leadership Consulting and Catechetics