8 Extraordinary Women of Personal Finance
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Quicken Celebrates Women’s History Month
This March, in recognition of Women’s History Month, Quicken celebrates the many extraordinary women who are making history in this moment, shaping the world of personal finance.
These thought leaders contribute every day to the vital efforts of personal finance awareness and education, drawing more and more women into the conversation by making personal finance information accessible, and actionable, for everyone.
For all you do, thank you.
8 Extraordinary Women to Follow in Personal Finance
1. Allison Baggerly | Inspired Budget
Allison Baggerly helps women "take back control of their money, write a budget that actually works, and pay off debt.” She and her husband started out their married life deeply in debt with a child on the way. Her financial advice comes from her own journey toward financial independence. With a special focus on financial freedom, this female personal finance expert wants to help women everywhere become debt-free.
Her blog covers topics from money-saving tips to paying off credit cards and student loans.
2. Mellody Hobson | Ariel Investments
Mellody Hobson is a national voice in the realms of financial literacy and investor education. If you're looking for tips from this popular money expert, you'll find her on the likes of "Good Morning America" and ABC's World News Tonight. You can also look up her money podcast episodes on the Tom Joyner Morning Show or read her articles in Black Enterprise Magazine.
To keep up with her on a regular basis, follow her on Twitter.
3. Kumiko Love | The Budget Mom
If you visit Kumiko Love's blog, you'll have to dig a bit to find her personal story. It turns out this Accredited Financial Counselor did not always have her life together. That's why she's so passionate about helping others who find themselves facing the same struggles. Her money advice and tips on making solid financial decisions come from both education and experience.
If you like to get your personal finance tips in video form, be sure to visit her YouTube channel. 172,000 subscribers can't be wrong.
4. Erin Lowry | Broke Millennial
These days, Erin Lowry, Broke Millennial, is far from broke. This millennial money maven is a wildly popular blogger, author, and educator on a wide range of personal finance topics. Her book Broke Millennial Talks Money helps people navigate difficult financial conversations, both at home and at work. Her most recent title, Broke Millennial Takes on Investing, is a beginner's guide to the world of investing and financial planning.
To stay on top of her day-to-day musings, follow her on Twitter.
5. Suze Orman | Personal Finance Expert
Personal Finance Expert Suze Orman is a magazine columnist, best-selling author, television personality, and personal finance guru. She offers a tremendous library of free personal finance content for every stage of life, organized by subject. Learn how to pay down student loans, buy a home, retire, and even navigate social security.
With five other topics besides, her website is a virtual university of free personal finance information.
6. Paula Pant | Afford Anything
Paula Pant will make you believe you really can afford anything by showing you exactly how to do it. In step one, you'll be stashing money away in your emergency fund, ten dollars at a time. By the end of the journey, you'll be investing in real estate and your own online business. What stands out most is Paula's emphasis on empowerment, helping people embrace the mentality of wealth while giving people the tools to get there.
Paula's podcast is especially active.
7. Savvy Ladies | Financial Educators
As a child, Stacy Francis watched her grandmother struggle in an abusive relationship because she didn't know how to take care of herself financially. Galvanized by that experience, Stacy earned her CFP and started teaching financial workshops for women in her NYC apartment. Today, Savvy Ladies is a 501(c)(3), helping thousands of women learn how to live a financially secure life.
8. WIFE.org | Financial Educators
The Women's Institute for Financial Education, or WIFE, has a registered motto: A Man Is Not a Financial Plan. Another 501(c)(3), this nonprofit empowers women to succeed and prosper on their own. They offer clubs, programs, books, articles, and even financial calculators.
In addition to a wide variety of financial content, the organization also offers a special section on family and relationships, with poignant and hopeful advice that stands at the intersection of love and finance.