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. 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.
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, O: The Oprah Magazine, 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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- "Oprah.com; Fall Shopping Guide".
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- "Reader's Digest; Your Credit Score: The Magic Number Explained".
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- Oy Chicago: "‘Get a Financial Life’ - 2009 guide offers tips to getting young people on financial track in tough economic times" By Cindy Sher June 22, 2009
- Jewish Women Magazine: "Dollars & Sense - In today’s anxious financial climate, these savvy women are helping educate and empower women to take control of their money" By Susan Josephs Winter 2011
- Beth Kobliner website: "I am a Cover Girl" retrieved April 1, 2013
- Iwata, Edward (May 1, 1996). "Wake-up call for Xers". San Francisco Chronicle.
- The Brown University News Bureau (May 16, 1996). "1996 Forums to feature Sandra Day O'Connor, Mary Chapin Carpenter". Press Release. Retrieved 2011-6-6.
- The Real Deal: "Hedge funder spends $75M on Westchester manse" August 01, 2012
- Stephen Wise Free Synagogue retrieved April 1, 2013
- Beth Kobliner Official Site
- Beth Kobliner on Twitter
- Beth Kobliner on Facebook
- Jacob's Eye Patch Official Site
- Money As You Grow Official Site