Farnoosh Torabi

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Farnoosh Torabi
Born Worcester, Mass
Occupation Journalist, financial expert, television personality and author
Website [1]

Farnoosh Torabi (born February, 1980) is an Iranian-American journalist, author, television personality, and personal finance expert.

Education and personal life[edit]

Ms. Torabi was born to Iranian parents in Worcester, Massachusetts, and attended Harriton High School in suburban Philadelphia. She has a Masters of Science in Finance and International Business from Pennsylvania State University and a MS in Journalism from Columbia University. In 2010, she was named an alumna of distinction by Penn State University for graduates under the age of 35.[1]

Ms. Torabi is Iranian-American.[2] On June 16, 2012 she married Tim Dussinger.[3]


Ms. Torabi began her career in 2003 as a researcher and reporter at Money magazine. From 2004 to 2006 she lived in New York City and worked as a business producer and reporter. She was a financial correspondent for Jim Cramer's TheStreet.com TV from 2006 to 2009. In 2008, she was the financial correspondent on Real Simple, Real Life.[4] In 2009, she became the host of SOAPnet's The Bank of Mom and Dad,[5] an adaptation of the BBC reality series. The New York Times called her advice on that show “perfectly practical”.[6]

In 2008, Ms. Torabi published You're So Money: Live Rich Even When You're Not.[7] The book focuses on financial advice for young people. Her next book, Psych Yourself Rich was published in 2010 by FT Press.[8]

In 2010, Ms. Torabi joined Yahoo! Finance to host a weekly video series entitled Financially Fit.[9]

Ms. Torabi is a frequent guest on CBS MoneyWatch,[10][better source needed] the Today Show and MSNBC,[11] as well as The Nate Berkus Show.[12] Her advice has appeared in publications including Real Simple, People, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post.


  1. ^ "Thirteen young Penn Staters honored with Alumni Achievement Award". Penn State Live. April 9, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.persianmirror.com/Article_det.cfm?id=2422&getArticleCategory=59&getArticleSubCategory=247
  3. ^ http://registry.weddingchannel.com/coupledir/20126/D/R322945249/TIMOTHY_DUSSINGER_AND_FARNOOSH_TORABI.htm
  4. ^ "Real Simple, Real Life Photos", TV Guide, retrieved March 3, 2012 
  5. ^ "Bank of Mom and Dad". SOAPNet. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ Siegel Bernard, Tara (November 12, 2009). "A Reality Show That Eliminates Debt, Not Contenstants". The New York Times. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ Torabi, Farnoosh. "You're So Money: Live Rich, Even When You're Not (9780307406194)". Amazon.com. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ Torabi, Farnoosh. "Psych Yourself Rich: Get the Mindset and Discipline You Need to Build Your Financial Life (9780137079278):". Amazon.com. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Financially Fit". Yahoo. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  10. ^ "CBS Money Watch". Wikipedia. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Life Inc: Farnoosh Torabi". MSNBC. February 2, 2009. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Farnoosh Torabi". The Nate Berkus Show. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 

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