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Cat Alford, Personal Finance Expert

Catherine Alford is a go-to personal finance expert for educated, aspirational moms who want to recapture their life passions, earn more, reach their goals, and take on a more active financial role in their families.

Cat was named the Best Contributor/Freelancer for Personal Finance in 2014, and over the past few years her writing and financial expertise has been featured in dozens of notable publications. Publications like, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, The Huffington Post, Kiplinger, Investopedia, Business Insider, and many more.

She has been interviewed by Good Morning America, Mint, and The Work at Home Woman, and is a sought-after speaker at universities and large conferences on topics such as motherhood, money, and entrepreneurship.

Cat spends most, if not all of her spare time with her kids, who happen to be boy girl twins. She also enjoys reading and taking dance cardio classes.

To learn more, connect with Cat on LinkedIn.

The Best Way to Start a Consignment Business

Extra income from starting an online thrift store could help you pay off debt, build your emergency fund, or save for a big purchase. With some basic equipment, you can start an online consignment shop.

Cat Alford 22 Jan

How to Become a Web Designer

A web designer uses her creativity and eye for design to create quality websites. She works hard to make sure that website users have a great experience. Could a career in web design be right for you?

Cat Alford 20 Jan

How to Sell Your Jewelry Online For Cash (And the Best Places to Do So)

You can sell your jewelry online quickly and easily from several reputable companies. You can also sell handmade jewelry online and earn money. We’ll share the best places to sell jewelry and provide tips on how to sell it successfully.

Cat Alford 17 Jan

Survey Voices Review: Is it Legit or a Scam?

It’s free to sign up for Survey Voices, and you’ll be instantly connected to surveys from sites like Swagbucks and Survey Junkie. But before you get started, it’s important to keep in mind there are some downsides.

Cat Alford 10 Jan

19 Online Chat Jobs You Can Do from Home (No Phone Required)

If you want to work from home without spending all day on the phone, check out these 19 remote online chat jobs that don’t require a phone at all. When you work remotely, you can skip long commutes and wear whatever’s comfortable.

Cat Alford 08 Jan

How to Become a Graphic Designer in 9 Easy Steps

If you have a love for design and technology, you might enjoy learning how to become a graphic designer. This is a career you can do as a freelancer, part of a small business or join a large agency.

Cat Alford 02 Jan

You Need a Budget Review: Is This Budgeting App the Best?

You Need a Budget (YNAB) is a popular budgeting app. With dozens of budgeting apps on the market, how do you know if YNAB is right for you? Learn how the YNAB app can help you break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle.

Cat Alford 31 Dec

17 Ways to Get Paid to Shop for Others (or Yourself)

The opportunities for personal shoppers will only continue to grow as it becomes more convenient to connect shoppers with customers. If you love shopping and want to make money doing it, you can shop for other people or work as a mystery shopper.

Cat Alford 29 Dec

6 Common Work-from-Home Scams to Be Aware Of

Working from home is appealing, but it’s not always easy to find a job that allows it. When you’re searching for a work at home job, learn how to avoid work at home scams.

Cat Alford 28 Dec

25 Free Apps for Streaming Music Online

Looking for a new playlist for long days in the office or for the days you exercise at home? Thanks to smartphones and free music apps, it’s easier than ever to listen to songs, podcasts, news, and more right from your phone.

Cat Alford 15 Nov