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Adam Fortuna

Minafi
Adam blogs at minafi.com (pronounced min-a-fy) helping millennials invest to reach financial independence sooner than they ever thought possible. After years of teaching millions of people how to code during his career, Adam now spends his retirement helping beginner-investors navigate the confusing financial waters and make informed decisions about their futures. Adam lives in Salt Lake City, Utah and spends most his days hiking, programming and listening to more audiobooks than is probably healthy.

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Adam Minsky

Law Office of Adam S Minsky
Adam is an advocate, innovator, and entrepreneur who established the first law firm in Massachusetts and New York devoted entirely to assisting student loan borrowers and their families. Recognized as a national expert in student loan law and policy, Adam has forged substantial connections with consumer advocates, government agencies, elected officials, media groups, and nonprofit organizations to effectuate systemwide change. He is also an experienced public speaker and consultant on student loan-related topics. Adam has authored several student loan handbooks, writes for an award-winning blog ("Boston Student Loan Lawyer"), and creates content for major publications.

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Allison Baggerly

Inspired Budget
Allison is the founder of Inspired Budget. As a teacher and small business owner, Allison combined her passion of teaching and finances to help inspire other to learn how to budget. This passion surfaced when she and her husband found themselves newly pregnant and under $111,000 worth of debt. It was during those years of sacrifice and paying off debt that she realized just how much she loved finances and taking back control of her money through budgeting. Now Allison is helping women all over the world get started with budgeting when they feel lost and overwhelmed. She shares her message on her blog and on Instagram where she has a tribe of followers.

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Allison Kade

Fabric
A graduate of Columbia University and a resident of New York, Allison is the editor-in-chief of the Fabric blog, where she’s building a personal finance publication for parents. A former freelance writer, her work has appeared in publications like Bloomberg, Inc., Forbes, The Today Show, Real Simple, Travel + Leisure, Lifehacker, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, TheStreet, Credit.com, BoingBoing, The Fiscal Times and more.

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Amanda Teixeira

WalletWin
In January 2012, Jonathan and Amanda Teixeira had $25,000 in debt and a deep desire to break free. A short—and zealous—7½ months later they wrote their last check to Sallie Mae and closed the doors on debt forever. Since kicking debt to the curb, they’ve focused on saving, investing, and giving in a way that set us up for total financial independence for a lifetime. Upon hearing their story, a few people asked them money questions...and they answered them. That snowballed into hundreds of people asking questions, speaking at events, and providing 1:1 financial coaching. They launched WalletWin, in 2017 to help as many people as possible get out of debt, build wealth, and transform the world through generosity through their online course, membership, and podcast. They live in Omaha, NE with their three daughters Josie (4) Charlotte (2) Ellie (4 mo) and crazy but lovable Labrador Retriever, Wrigley.

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Andrea Woroch

AndreaWoroch.com
Andrea Woroch is a nationally recognized consumer finance expert, writer and TV personality who is passionate about helping families find simple ways to spend less and save more without making major sacrifices. With a background in public relations and consumer marketing, Andrea used her media savvy skills to build her brand and become a trusted source for producers and reporters across the country. She has appeared on hundreds of popular national and regional TV shows including Today, Good Morning America, Dr. OZ, ABC World News, CNN Newsroom, Inside Edition and MSNBC Morning Joe, to name a few. In print and online, her stories and advice have been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Money, Time and many more. Andrea also writes for a variety of personal finance and lifestyle sites and hosts a monthly money segment on KTLA Morning News.

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Andy Hill

Marriage, Kids, and Money
Andy Hill is the host of the Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast which focuses on helping young families build wealth. This 5-star rated podcast was nominated as "Best New Personal Finance Podcast" by Plutus. Outside of writing for his own weekly blog of the same name, Andy has been featured in Business Insider, Nerdwallet and NBC News. Trusted as a personal finance influencer by brands such as Quicken Loans, Tomorrow and Credit Sesame, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the US. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys wrestling with his two kids and singing 80’s karaoke with his wife.

04 September

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Andy Wang

Runnymede Capital Management
Andy Wang is a Managing Partner at Runnymede Capital Management and host of the Inspired Money Podcast, a show that consistently ranks in Apple Podcasts top Business News charts. He has been named among the INVESTOPEDIA 100: Most Influential Advisors, Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors by Brightscope, and has appeared on Reuters TV, The Huffington Post, Barron's, and Forbes. Runnymede is a fee-only registered investment adviser (RIA) to companies, 401(k) plans, non-profits, and individuals. Andy is married, has three children, and can be periodically found performing Hawaiian guitar in the New York tri-state area.

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Annie Dickerson

Goodegg Investments
Annie Dickerson is a managing partner at Goodegg Investments, where she helps people reach financial independence through investing in real estate, all without the hassles of being a landlord. She is the creator of Passive Real Estate Investor Academy, which helps people learn about and invest passively in real estate syndications (group investments). Annie has over a decade of experience in education and design and has created innovative courses and training programs for Fortune 500 companies. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and two young boys.

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Apple Crider

Apple Crider
Apple Crider is 20 years old, working on graduating college in 2.5 years, host of Young Smart Money, a podcast for young entrepreneurs, and is constantly wearing a lot of different hats. Apple is someone who has been starting up side hustles since 12 years old, and has always had an obsession with providing solutions to problems that he has encountered throughout his life. This obsession has led him down may different avenues including starting a YouTube channel, podcast, and speaking to young people across the US on how they can improve their financial situation and spread their message online.

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Belinda Rosenblum

OwnYourMoney.com
Belinda Rosenblum is a CPA and Wealth Expert who helps women entrepreneurs end the frustration and avoidance of their numbers so they maximize their profit and feel confident in their own success. In the last 12 years, Belinda and her company OwnYourMoney.com have supported thousands of students to make more, save more and stop stressing about money via her coaching services and 5 online programs (for digital product and membership income of over $1M). Belinda is also the coauthor of SELF-WORTH TO NET WORTH: 12 Keys to Creating Wealth Inside and Out, offering a step-by-step approach to help you build your financial self-esteem and manage your own financial life. If she’s not talking about financial freedom, Belinda is likely enjoying the sunshine and chasing after her marathon-running husband, college step-daughter, and 2 spirited toddlers. Get Belinda’s 9 Mistakes Bloggers Make With Online Courses at: www.OwnYourMoney.com/fincon.

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Ben Huber

DollarSprout
Ben is the co-owner and better looking half of the duo behind DollarSprout -- a personal finance blog geared towards helping readers feel confident in making and managing financial decisions. Follow him on Twitter for money saving tips and comical pictures of his dog, Sydney.

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Benjamin Brandt

Retirement Starts Today
Let me teach you how to retire! Podcaster and Certified Financial Planner, I am all about retirement, all the time.

05 September

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Ben Luthi

Luthi Media LLC
Ben Luthi is a freelance money and travel writer who loves helping people make better financial decisions and live their best lives. He started writing in 2013 with no prior experience and now runs a six-figure freelance writing business. Ben lives with his two children in Utah

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Berna Anat

HeyBerna
Berna Anat is a professional money hype woman. That's her made-up way of saying: She's the creator of a financial literacy media series for young people of color that lives at @HeyBerna all over the Interwebz. Two years ago, slayed her $50,000 debt, saved up to quit life, left her job at Instagram, and has been traveling the world trying to make money fun again ever since. Her work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Yahoo Finance, and Glamour, which is hilarious considering she still talks herself though the bunny ear method every time she ties her shoes.

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Bethany Bayless

The Money Millhouse
Bethany Bayless is a public speaker and professional emcee known for her unique comedic style and high-energy presentations. She has hosted 50+ conferences and events, including Heroes at Home Events, Military Influencers Conference, The Plutus Awards, and #FinCon18. She is also Director of Communications for Heroes at Home and host of the fun, upbeat podcast The Money Millhouse, where she and her co-host, Ellie Kay, have conversations about saving money, couples communication, spend plans, general frugality, traveling on a budget, and more.
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Bethy Hardeman

Tally
Bethy Hardeman is a personal finance expert at Tally, the first fully automated debt manager. Her financial tips and advice have been featured in news outlets such as CNBC, TIME, USA Today, Forbes, Glamour and many more. Previously, Bethy was Chief Consumer Advocate at Credit Karma, where she wrote and spoke regularly about all things personal finance. As part of the early team there, she helped the $4 billion company grow to 85 million members.

04 September

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Beverly Harzog

U.S. News & World Report
Beverly Harzog is a nationally-recognized personal finance and credit card expert for U.S. News & World Report. She's also the bestselling and award-winning author of five personal finance books, including The Debt Escape Plan and Confessions of a Credit Junkie. Her advice has been featured in thousands of media outlets, including TV, radio, print, and major websites. She’s appeared on Fox News, CNN, NBC New York, Cheddar, ABC New York, ABC News Radio, and Bloomberg Radio. She’s been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine, The New York Times, Kiplinger, Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CNNMoney.com, Real Simple, Family Circle, Reader's Digest, Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Woman’s Day, Redbook, and much more. Beverly’s byline has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Good Housekeeping, Entrepreneur, Health, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Daily News, ClarkHoward.com, and CNNMoney.com.

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Bev O'Shea

Nerd Wallet
Bev writes about personal finance for NerdWallet, specializing in credit topics. Her work has been featured in USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor and MSN Money. She lives outside Atlanta with two cats, one dog and one husband. In her free time, she enjoys music, fitness, murder mysteries and dark chocolate. She sometimes makes poor decisions when free shipping is involved.

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Bianca DiValerio

MissMazuma.com
Despite a slew of financial setbacks including a divorce and multiple short sales as a result of the housing market crash of 2007, Bianca still managed to become financially independent by the age of 40 regardless of her hourly wage employment and lack of a college degree. She writes at MissMazuma.com in hopes of inspiring other women to start or continue on their financial journeys no matter the obstacles that that get in the way.

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Billy Banholzer

Wealth Well Done
Wealth is the ability to say, "I love my life." In my early 20's, I was a college student who loved partying and drugs. After getting caught, I was sentenced to 10 years in prison. But I didn't give up. I cleaned myself up, forgave myself, and tried again. During my second chance at life, I fell in love with the philosophy of success, happiness, and money. Rebuilding your life, finding your truest self, and getting rich along the way, is what Wealth Well Done is all about.

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Bobbi Rebell

Financial Grownup + Money with Friends podcast
Bobbi Rebell is a Certified Financial Planner and host of the Financial Grownup with Bobbi Rebell CFP® podcast, and the co-host of Money with Friends with Joe Saul-Sehy. In 2017 she left her job as a global business news television anchor at Thomson Reuters soon after the release of her book "How to Be a Financial Grownup: Proven Advice from High Achievers on How to Live Your Dreams and Have Financial Freedom”. Previously she had worked at CNBC, CNN and PBS' Nightly Business report. Bobbi is a frequent keynote speaker, emcee, conference host/moderator.. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Bobbi lives in NYC with her husband, 3 kids and her morkie Waffles. She is working on her next book, "Raising Financial Grownups".

06 September

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Bobby Hoyt

Laptop Empires/Millennial Money Man
I'm a former band teacher turned blogger and online entrepreneur who writes at Millennial Money Man and teaches people how to start a grow an online business at Laptop Empires. I help thousands of readers pay off their student loans, get their money under control, and grow their income to experience greater freedom in life.

07 September

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Bob Sullivan

Bob Sullivan
BOB SULLIVAN is a veteran journalist and the author of four books, including the 2008 New York Times Best-Seller, Gotcha Capitalism, and the 2010 New York Times Best Seller, Stop Getting Ripped Off! He has won the Society of Professional Journalists Public Service Award, a Peabody award, and the Consumer Federation of America Betty Furness Consumer Media Service Award. He’s now a syndicated columnist and frequent TV guest. He is also co-host of the podcast Breach, which examines history’s biggest hacking stories.

04 September

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Brad Barrett

ChooseFI
I’m the co-host of the ChooseFI Podcast and I live in Richmond, VA with my wife and two young daughters. I’m a CPA who left the corporate world in 2015 thanks to 15 years of diligent savings and passive income earned from my websites. I'm passionate about the FI community and I focus on money saving hacks and living a happier, healthier and more intentional life.

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Brett Billick

Self Lender
Brett Billick is the CMO of Self Lender, Inc. He was previously Chief Marketing Officer at SpareFoot, the largest online marketplace for self-storage comparison shopping, and head of marketing at RetailMeNot, an online coupons aggregator. He has also held senior marketing positions at Virgin America and Gap Inc.

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Brynne Conroy

Femme Frugality
Brynne Conroy is the owner and creator of Femme Frugality—a Women’s Finance blog which has been a Plutus Awards finalist for three years running. She is also the author of The Feminist Financial Handbook, which has been called “revolutionary” and “a unicorn among finance books.” Her freelance writing has been featured in respected print and online publications where she looks beyond the dollars and cents to examine both the systemic and psychological flashpoints that determine the state of Americans’ finances. Conroy’s work focuses on economic justice, including a large portfolio of work covering disability, the toxic nature of the helper mindset, the financial impacts on women’s salaries and careers when they have a disabled child, forced poverty, asset tests, and—of course—ABLE accounts. She also publishes an annually-updated guide for parents of Autistic children, walking them through Medicaid eligibility in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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Cait Howerton

SmartPath
Cait is a Financial Coach and Candidate for CFP® Certification who infuses authenticity and inspiration with proven financial processes to yield innovative, ideal and sustainable financial plans for each of her client’s unique journeys. Most people have a complicated and emotional relationship with money, relationships, and love. Cait helps people uncover their ideal life goals, navigate their life values and money beliefs and help shift their behavior to achieve their dreams. As a Student Loan and Relationships & Money Specialist, Cait resonates especially well with couples, the XY Generations, LGBTQ+ individuals and progressive, unconventional professionals. Her broader interests also include Trauma-Informed Financial Practices, Emotionally Focused Therapy and financial advocacy work for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Caleb Silver

Investopedia
Caleb Silver is a business news journalist who is fascinated by the story of money in all of its manifestations. He began his career as a documentary producer, but was quickly swept into covering business news for Bloomberg. He went on to spend 10 years at CNN as the executive producer for CNNMoney, the director of business news, and a senior producer on the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. Caleb came to Investopedia in 2016 because he was fascinated with the website, having been a user for more than ten years. He quickly learned just how vast it is, how many people it reaches every day, and how critical it is to helping them make sense of the financial world. Caleb received his Bachelor of Arts in art and art history from Colgate University, and received his Master of Arts in journalism at New York University.

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Cameron Huddleston

CameronHuddleston.com
I am an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years of experience writing about personal finance. My work has appeared in the nation’s premier personal finance publication and website, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and Kiplinger.com, as well as Yahoo!, MSN, AOL Daily Finance, Huffington Post and other online and print publications. U.S. News & World Report named me one of the top personal finance experts to follow on Twitter, and AOL Daily Finance named me one of the top 20 personal finance influencers to follow on Twitter. I currently am the Life + Money columnist for GOBankingRates.

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Carly Campbell

Mommy on Purpose
Carly is a full time blogger who used Pinterest to propel her blogging career all the way to 6 figures in under two years.

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Cat Alford

Catherine Alford

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Chad Carson

CoachCarson.com
Chad Carson is an entrepreneur, writer, and teacher who used real estate investing to reach financial independence before the age of 37. Soon after he traveled with his wife and two kids to live in Cuenca, Ecuador for 17 months. Chad also wrote a best-selling book Retire Early With Real Estate. When not writing about himself in 3rd person, vying for the silliest dad award, playing pick-up basketball, or publishing in-depth posts and podcasts at coachcarson.com, Chad enjoys volunteering with a local non-profit he co-founded to create a network of walking and bike paths in his hometown of Clemson, SC.

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Chris Browning

Popcorn Finance
Chris Browning is the creator and host of the award-winning, short-form podcast, Popcorn Finance. Each week he discusses finance with amazing guests in about the time it takes to make a bag of popcorn. Topics range from understanding the basics of investing, all the way to his love of tiny homes. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance with an emphasis in financial planning and still maintains his position as a financial analyst specializing in revenue analysis.

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Chris Camillo

DumbMoney.tv
YouTuber at DumbMoney.tv, Social Arbitrage Investor, Laughing at Wall Street Author A pioneer in contextual data analysis, Chris applied a social data arbitrage trading strategy in 2006 to invest $20k in the stock market, and produced $9.7 million in trading profits over the following 10-year period reflecting 95% annualized portfolio returns. In 2011, he wrote the book Laughing at Wall Street: How I beat the Pros at investing, in which he revealed some of his strategies. Chris and his book have been featured on BloombergTV, Fox Business Channel, CNBC.com, Forbes, and Business Week. In 2015 Chris launched TickerTags, a social listening platform that gives investors the ability to monitor the conversation around keywords pertinent to publicly traded securities on platforms like Twitter. In 2018 Tickertags was acquired by the MScience division Jof efferies Financial Group. Chris is a regular public speaker on the predictive effectiveness of contextual data analysis and it’s role in investment research.

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Chris Hutchins

Grove
Chris has always been an entrepreneur. After being laid off in the 2008 financial crisis, and seeing so many others in the same circumstance, he started LaidOffCamp, an organization to empower people through education. It spread to 20 cities around the country and helped thousands through a tough situation. A few years later, he co-founded Milk, a mobile app incubator in San Francisco, that launched Oink to over 100,000 users before being acquired by Google. He spent most of my time there focused on investing in early-stage companies at Google Ventures. After seeing the amazing things that entrepreneurs can achieve when they work hard on problems they’re passionate about, he knew that his next calling would be to start another company. Four years later, he left to build Grove, a comprehensive financial planning service that provides honest and straightforward advice.

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Christopher Gables

RefinedByFIRE.co
After I graduated college I landed a great job and I was ready make an impact, but life had other plans. Before health insurance started at my new job, I was severely assaulted and spent 30 days in the hospital. Before surgery I found out I am immune pain meds, my car was hit, I was sued by a loan collector, and I missed my son's birth. The week of closing on my house my college sweetheart left me for a coworker leaving behind the house, kids and even the dog. I was devastated, lost my job, almost lost my foster daughter and house. Facing ~200k of debt I land a better job, buckled down and payed off my debt in five very committed years, found the FIRE movement and tripled my investable net worth, adopted my foster daughter, and took a mini retirement. Now I blog about personal finance.

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Claire Tsosie

NerdWallet
Claire Tsosie is a senior credit cards writer at NerdWallet, where she's worked for five years. Her goal is to help people make smart credit card decisions. Her work has been featured by Forbes, USA Today and The Associated Press. When she's not writing about credit cards, she enjoys traveling with her husband and running long distances. She's based in San Francisco.

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Claudia Pennington

DIY Marketing
Claudia Pennington is a digital marketing consultant and trainer. With more than a decade’s worth of experience in online marketing, she is an expert in search engine optimization (SEO), Google Analytics, and Google Tag Manager through her work with small and enterprise-level businesses. Claudia trains side hustlers, freelancers, and small business owners in the fundamentals of digital marketing and SEO. She’s committed to the success of small businesses and side hustlers everywhere!

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Colin Jones

Blackjack Apprenticeship
Colin Jones runs BlackjackApprenticeship.com, a community and training website for card counters. A teacher at heart, Colin launched BlackjackApprencticeship.com in 2008 as a way to train others to (legally) beat blackjack, and in the process, has grown the website into a 6-figure business. In the past year, he has used YouTube to double his business while serving the card counting community at a larger scale.