Alvin Hall - Financial Educator & Author, TV & Radio Journalist. Photo by Jim Franco

Alvin Hall

Internationally renowned financial educator, television and radio broadcaster, prolific author, and regular contributor to magazines, newspapers, and websites.

Internationally renowned financial educator, television and radio broadcaster, prolific author, and regular contributor to magazines, newspapers, and websites.


Personal Finance
Show Me the Money book cover

Alvin Hall’s award-winning children’s book cuts through the jargon to explain the basics of how money, finance, business and the economy work. Bestseller published in several foreign language editions.

Corporate Training

New SIE and Series 7 Exam-Prep Training Videos

Exam-prep training videos for the SIE (Securities Industry Essentials) exam, a new FINRA-required license

Alvin and his expert team film PassPerfect’s exam-prep training videos for the SIE (Securities Industry Essentials) exam, a new FINRA-required license that goes into effect on October 1, 2018. The teams also filmed and have begun editing, reorganizing, and updating training videos to conform with the new Series 7 General Securities Registered Rep exam, which also goes into effect on October 1, 2018.

Profile

My Week – Alvin Hall

Alvin Hall - My Week

July 30 2020
Great words, like great art, never lose their power

Art & Culture

Brooklyn Rail live event

The New Social Environment #23: Alvin Hall

The New Social Environment #28: Alvin Hall. 15 April 2020. Alvin engaged with a live audience via Zoom.com.

PERSONAL FINANCE

NPR's 1A — When You’ve Got 99 Problems And Money Is One

When You’ve Got 99 Problems And Money Is One

Guest appearance on NPR's 1A, 30 January 2020.

Art & Culture

The Death Issue

When You’ve Got 99 Problems And Money Is One

Guest Critic article, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2020.

Art & Culture
Alvin Hall, Johnathan Calm team up for documentary on history of 'The Green Book'

Press for Toledo Museum of Art appearance:
"Alvin Hall, Johnathan Calm team up for documentary on history of 'The Green Book'"
WTOL Channel 11, Toledo OH
September 5, 2019

Art & Culture

Book Review: Vince Aletti's New Book Is A Masterclass In Fashion Photography

Alvin Hall Book Review: Vince Aletti's New Book Is A Masterclass In Fashion Photography
Personal Finance
Experian Credit Chat

Live event: Experian #CreditChat

In celebration of Father’s Day, Experian hosted a Twitter chat on old school money tips. Alvin Hall and other experts live tweeted the answers to a series of 10 qustions. View them via the #CreditChat hashtag on Twitter.

Art & Culture

Alvin Hall—A Green Book Journey

Alvin Hall live appearance

5 – 6 P.M.
Thursday, May 2,
Union College, Schenectady, NY

Alvin Hall shares his knowledge and insights about the Green Book and the period of US history during which this annual guide was published by Victor Hugo Green and used by African-Americans traveling all across the country.

 

Personal Finance

FCA ScamSmart - Alvin Hall

Alvin participated in a public service campaign in the UK from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) called ScamSmart

Alvin participated in a public service campaign in the UK from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) called ScamSmart, designed to help investors recognize the signs of a scam and what to do to avoid them.

Top 6 investment scam tactics

"Spot the Investment Scam"

Art & Culture

The Green Book Project: Journey Through the South

The Green Book Project: Journey Through the South - Alvin Hall

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Join journalist Alvin Hall and photographer Jonathan Calm for a discussion of their 2016 BBC Radio 4 documentary project The Green Book.

Profile

Being black in the US vs the UK: There's a big difference - Alvin Hall

Alvin posits that since he doesn't fit into the narrowly defined idea of what a financial advisor should look like in the U.S., he fell through the cracks and didn't get a fair chance. In the UK, on the other hand, "they'll give you the opportunity—even if it’s the opportunity to fail, but it’s an opportunity that you can turn into success."

Art & Culture

American Art - From the Outside In

American Art - From the Outside In - Alvin Hall

Art collector and broadcaster Alvin Hall, examines how the dynamic work of African-American self-taught artists is gaining recognition from American institutions today - and how much more needs to be done toaddress this neglected canon.

Profile

2017 NYABJ Media Awards Competition Winner

The New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) honored author, journalist, radio host Alvin Hall, together with Vince Fairchild, Rupert Allman and Dana Roberson, in the Association’s Media Awards Competition in the “Radio: General Feature” category for a report that aired on WNYC’s The Takeaway, called “The Full Story: Alvin Hall Goes Back to School.”

Art & Culture

The Double War

1947 Green Book

At the height of the Vietnam War, Motown put out an LP of recordings of African American soldiers talking about their time in Vietnam called 'Guess Who's Coming Home.' Alvin Hall explores the interviews and meets with some of the veterans 40 years later.

Art & Culture

The Green Book

1947 Green Book

Alvin Hall tells the story of an African American travel guide during the segregation era.

Art & Culture

NPR's 1A — Revisiting James Badwin

1960 Green Book

Guest appearance on NPR's 1A, 2 Feb. 2017.

Art & Culture

NPR's 1A — Alvin Hall interview

1960 Green Book

Guests Randall Kenan, Alvin Hall, Stew, and Jason Reynolds, Mon, Jan 16

Profile

Video profile of Alvin Hall

Learning World "Money Talks," Euroworld, January 2014

Profile

Behind the Scenes

Profile

AIB Award

Alvin Hall Goes Back to School” achieved a Highly Commended citation and framed certificate in the Best Radio Current Affairs category at the 2016 Association of International Broadcasting Awards gala.

Art & Culture

Alvin Hall Goes Back to School

Class reunion

NPR's The Takeaway follows Alvin as he returns to his home town of Wakulla.