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Back Story

North Starr Consulting was founded in 2011 by Dr. Melody Bell. Dr. Bell founded Financial Beginnings when she was only 25 years old and within ten years Financial Beginnings spanned across state borders and now is a national nonprofit serving tens of thousands annually.



It is not just what you are presenting, it is how you are presenting it. We utilize pedagogical methods that help learners to best digest lessons and apply them to their lives.   

Financial Education

Quality financial education is part of our soul. Turn to us if you are seeking to incorporate financial education into your organization's offerings. 

Solutions For Nonprofits

Nonprofits are different from for-profit organizations and have needs that are unique. We can help to fill your nonprofit's gaps from financial oversight to program development. 

Culturally Responsive Education

Learners come from different backgrounds and need to have curricula they can resonate with. We can review your curriculum and provide recommendations to help best serve the needs of diverse audiences. 


David Kaplan

“My students looked forward to these highly engaging lessons each day! The students were able to connect important economic lessons to their daily lives - and had fun doing it! No dry lessons here!”

Maplewood Elementary

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