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Who We Are

Advantage Publications is a Boston area based educational publisher. Their mission is to increase financial literacy and readiness, empower positive economic choices and to encourage thoughtful financial behavior.

They create and publish informative, motivating, and user-friendly calculators for use in financial education and communication programs. Their interactive slide calculators simplify tough concepts and offer easy to understand – and easy to implement – suggestions that can create high impact financial results, such as adding an extra $25 to the minimum payment of a monthly credit card bill.

Since 1978, their materials have supported thousands of programs and benefited millions of people. Advantage is led by Kirby Williams, who purchased the company in 2019 after 11 years with the company. They are proud to be a woman-owned and woman-led business.


What We Offer

Advantage’s goal with each calculator is to inspire action in relation to ones’ discretionary spending, savings, student loan or credit card debt decisions that lead to lasting behavior changes.

Their slide calculator titles Credit Card Smarts™The Paycheck Power® Booster®, Why Save for Retirement, and Student Loan Smarts™ are available in the Jump$tart Clearinghouse. Additional titles can be found on our website, All of these products can be personalized with a logo, message, and contact information.


What’s New

• Digital Calculator: This month (July 2020) Advantage launched their first online slide calculator, The Digital Paycheck Power® Booster® Calculator. Available for purchase on a subscription basis, the “virtual slide calculator” shows how a reduction in spending on discretionary items such as magazines and soda add up to large savings over periods of 1, 5, 10 and 20 years. The digital calculator can be personalized with a school or sponsor organization logo, contact information, and message. There is a  plan for adding additional titles to create a library of virtual slide calculators.

• Lesson Plans: New this month, Advantage is offering lesson plans to be used with The Digital Paycheck Power® Booster® Calculator. The lesson plans, one for middle school aged students and another for high school aged students, provide educators with the tools and resources to deliver a lesson and activities in the classroom or in a remote learning environment. This new curriculum offering was developed by Dr. Barbara O’Neil, Ph.D., CFP®, CRPC, AFC®, CHC, CFEd, CFCS, CPFFE, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Rutgers University and CEO of Money Talk: Financial Planning Seminars and Publications. The lesson plans have been written to correspond with the National Standards set by the Jump$tart Coalition.


Try the demo version of the new digital calculator.

Jump$tart Clearinghouse Links

  1. Student Loan Smarts™ Slide Calculator
  2. Digital Paycheck Power® Booster® Calculator
  3. Paycheck Power® BOOSTER® Slide Calculator
  4. Student Loan Smarts™ Slide Calculator
  5. Why Save for Retirement? A Wise Investor® Slide Calculator


Connect With Advantage Publications

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Contact information
Kirby (Schell) Williams,
Publishing Director & President
800-323-6809 or 617-742-3222