|Born||January 18, 1965|
|Education||Brown University (BA)|
|Spouse||David E. Shaw|
Beth Kobliner (born January 18, 1965) is an American personal finance commentator, journalist and author of the New York Times bestsellers Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties. and 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, Kobliner 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 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 high school chemistry teacher turned 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. Through the Shaw Family Endowment Fund, she and her husband have donated $1 million to Organizing for Action, $400,000 to the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, $400,000 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, $1 million to Yale University, $800,000 to the Horace Mann School, $1 million to Stanford University, and $1 million to Harvard University.
Kobliner is married to hedge fund manager and billionaire David E. Shaw. They are members of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York. They have three children, and live in New York City.
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