Senior Instructor

Bonnie Yam

Ms. Yam graduated from Smith College with a BA in Math and Economics. She received her MBA in finance from University of Chicago. Before starting her own company, she was a financial manager for TIME magazine and a Hedge Fund Analyst for Cheetah Investment. Ms. Yam has been in the pension consulting business for 20 years. She started her own RIA, Pension Maxima with the objective to provide cost transparency and a platform that can truly benefit clients first. Ms. Yam focuses on success factors for 401(k) plans and has assisted many companies in improving their 401(k) plan costs, sometimes as much as 50%. Ms. Yam has written three Ebooks, “401(k) Benchmarking”, “Understanding 5500” and 401(k) Plan Health. Ms. Yam is highly involved with educating the community. She is a CPA CPE sponsor in NY and NJ and has lectured extensively on Financial Wellness Topics through FPA, NYSSCPA and at NY SIBL library. She is also a lecturer at SUNY University, Valhalla on Financial Wellness topics. The web program,, is an innovative education program to enhance learning through fun cartoons videos, online forum, activities, quizzes and games. The website comes with an accompanying Financial Wellness Tower Workbook, a joke book, Bonnie’s Bulls and an illustrated concept book, Principles for Financial Wellness and Financial Wellness FAQs. The cartoons are also available in Spanish and Chinese to ensure a broad outreach of audience. Affiliations: Member: CFA Institute, Westchester Business Council, Westchester County Association (Intel Committee), Westchester County MWBE Task Force, New York Financial Planning Association, Exit Planning Institute, NY CPA Association, Chinese CPA Association


Feedbacks from our students

These classes are important!

John Recchia

I am so glad someone is teaching these life skills. This is especially important for the younger generation. "Manage your debt" and "Investment Basic". Like what Einstein says, compounding is the 8th wonder of the universe. Start NOW!

Finances are the leading cause of stress

Diane A Creedon

Bonnie as found a way of giving her class information fun and educational by using the animated slides. She is teaching real-life skills to students who will benefit in their everyday life to be successful . I really enjoyed it myself. As she said it is never too early to teach young learners about goal setting. Thanks Bonnie for your good work!

Wow, this is great!

John Recchia

This is exactly what we need, how to do financial budgeting and how to manage debt. I also love the way you use games and animated cartoons to make it fund and interesting
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