BlackVest is a platform created to educate through the sharing of personal experiences and tools proven to help boost financial success, businesses, positive credit ratings and personal growth.  Faith, hard word, and determination combined with the right toolkit can help you achieve the goals you’ve set for your future self.  Please do be mindful that the information provided –should you choose to utilize it, isn't foolproof and no financial decisions are made without assuming a certain level of risk. 

The information and tools provided have personally and historically been used to change the dynamic of my own financial well-being and I believe they can be helpful in changing the financial well-being of others.  Every financial situation is different but the habits of success are often the same.

Our tools and resources are designed to help you with: 

  • Financial Empowerment

  • Debt management/elimination

  • Bill management

  • Re-entry post-incarceration



DeShawn is a Man of God, a husband, and father of two wonderful children.  He has worked in the financial industry for over 14 years.  During that time DeShawn hadn’t always had a grip on his own financial situation.  “I got to a point when I found myself helping everyone else achieve their financial goals, meanwhile I didn’t have a credit score high enough to rent a free movie.”  It wasn’t until a couple of years into my marriage that I realized it was time to take back our happiness and as I like to say “take a seat at the table, not just be ok being in the room” and that’s exactly what he did.  Now an assistant vice president within the financial industry, I have decided to take it upon myself to help others who may have found themselves in a similar situation as I was in years ago.  I have made a vow to myself that I would help bridge the gap for people wanting to go from poverty or lack of “know how” to being informed and in a position to achieve the success that they dreamed of having.  Information is key and I want to help provide that to the people within the community I serve and beyond.