Courtney Hale is a husband, father, financial literacy advocate, social entrepreneur, speaker and writer.

Courtney grew up in a family that was spiritual, loving and generous, however his family virtues could not protect him from witnessing financial problems shatter relationships, obscure talent and discourage dreaming.

Inspired by the experiences of his childhood, in 2012, Courtney founded Knowledge Bank Inc., a 501c3 organization whose mission is to make financial education more accessible for youth. And in 2016, he launched Knowledge Bank Solutions, LLC, a social enterprise that uses technology to encourage young people to become more engaged with their personal finances.

Courtney hosts financial literacy workshops, serves as a financial literacy consultant and speaks at universities, schools, camps, churches and community organizations with the goal of developing a financially knowledgeable, responsible and empowered next generation.

Courtney serves as a personal finance contributor for Stay on the GO magazine, the Scenario Radio Show and thecorereader.com. Courtney has also served as a Budget Coach for Habitat for Humanity, where he has helped 3 families realize the dream of homeownership.

Courtney has received several awards and acknowledgements including Nashville Emerging Leaders class of 2017, the Entrepreneur Center’s Social Impact Scholar and The Image Collective, which is a collective of young, African American men who have made a commitment to changing the perceptions of black men through community service and leadership.  

Courtney earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Economics and Finance from Tennessee State University and Master of Business Administration from Lipscomb University.

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