Beth Kobliner is a personal finance commentator and journalist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties. She's currently writing a new book, Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not). In 2010, she was appointed by President Obama to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, and was instrumental in developing the council's Money as You Grow initiative. The site, MoneyAsYouGrow.org, has reached over one million visitors. In February 2014, Beth was appointed by President Obama to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.
Kobliner served as an advisor for Sesame Street's financial education initiative, and appeared in an outreach video with the character Elmo. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post  and Mint.com, has participated regularly in public radio's national programs The Takeaway, and Marketplace, on which she discussed teens and money with her daughter in the "Beth and Becca" segment. Kobliner has been a columnist at Glamour  and Redbook magazines, and has contributed to a number of publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, O: The OprahMagazine, Parade, and Reader's Digest. She was a featured correspondent and national outreach advisor for the PBS special Your Life, Your Money.
Early Life and Education
Kobliner grew up in a Jewish family, the daughter of a New York high school principal and a homemaker. Kobliner is a graduate of Brown University, where she studied literature. Following college, she worked for Sylvia Porter, a pioneer in the personal finance field, and later joined Money magazine as a staff writer.
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