Our Founder

In 2005, The Reverend Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. launched the dfree® Financial Freedom Movement and, years later, developed an academy to teach people how to break free from debt as the first step toward financial freedom. Dr. Soaries and his team were featured in a 90-minute CNN documentary called “Almighty Debt.” He is the author of the books “Say Yes to No Debt: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom” and “Meditations for Financial Freedom – Volumes 1, 2 & 3.”


Our curriculum is designed to lead the black community to financial freedom and is also the premiere faith-based curriculum used in black churches and organizations.  We are committed to closing the wealth gap, one family at a time.