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Our Mission

The 5 Buckets 4 Shovels foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) whose mission is to provide financial literacy support for young adults heading into adulthood. All profits from our books go directly into the foundation to purchase books for high school students which are provided to them free of charge.

Support The Foundation

All proceeds from books sales go straight to the foundation to support financial literacy education for young adults in high school. You can purchase one of our books below.

The Toughest Guy I Ever Knew and Other Short Stories

A collection of thought-provoking stories on life, philosophy and humor sprinkled with bits of advice on business and life.

5 Buckets, 4 Shovels, a Beach and a Map: A Guide to Financial Security

With over 40 years of industry experience, Steve Mayer takes the complicated subject of financial planning and explains it in an easy to read format that all ages and levels of income can relate to. 

The 5 Buckets 4 Shovels Foundation is a member of California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). California’s 80,000 nonprofits are key reasons why California is an economic driver, a leader in innovation, a champion for hope and opportunity, and always looking towards a better future.