Cat Alford

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, Yahoo! Finance, 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, The Work at Home Woman, and Huffington Post Live 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.

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How to Start Investing with $100

You don’t have to be wealthy to start investing. You don’t even have to have a full-time job. In fact, with the advent of new technologies and more flexible brokerage firm accounts, you can start investing with only $100.

Cat Alford 31 Oct

How to Make Extra Money from Home Online in 7 Simple Steps

Many Americans often find themselves with less money than they need. Some don’t have enough left over at the end of the month, while others have no savings at all. If that sounds like you, there’s a solution.

Cat Alford 25 Oct

14 Best Places to Sell Video Games

Do you have an old copy of Street Fighter II or Sonic the Hedgehog lying around collecting dust? If you’re thinking of tossing those games, you should reconsider. Instead, you can sell your games online or trade them in locally.

Cat Alford 04 Oct

8 Ideas to Create Passive Income with No Money

There’s a common misconception that it takes money to make money. That isn’t always true. If you’re willing to invest your time and work hard, you can find a way of creating passive income with no money upfront.

Cat Alford 26 Sep

Honey Review: How Much Money Can It Save You?

If you do a lot of online shopping but haven’t installed Honey, you could be leaving money on the table. Honey is a Chrome browser extension that automatically finds discount codes from across the internet for all your favorite retailers.

Cat Alford 23 Sep

17 Best Places to Find Small Task or Micro Jobs

Have you ever found yourself short on cash and in urgent need to make more? If you are also short on time and want to make a little extra spending money, a micro job could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Cat Alford 15 Sep

How to Make a Million Dollars on an Average Joe Salary

If you want to learn how to make a million dollars, you first have to make a plan. Some people succeed due to an inheritance, but many millionaires are self-made. If you think it’s impossible to become a millionaire, think again.

Cat Alford 21 Aug

Should Chores and Allowance Go Together? Here’s What the Experts Have to Say

Many experts agree on the merits of giving kids an allowance, but the disagreements arise when that income is based on completing household tasks. Should kids get paid to do chores? Here’s what the experts have to say.

Cat Alford 16 Aug

How and Where to Open an IRA

An IRA should be part of your retirement arsenal. It’s one of the best savings and investment vehicles you can have. Here’s how to open an IRA and where to start your account, including which brokers have the lowest fees.

Cat Alford 30 Jul

How to Become a Social Media Manager

Becoming a social media manager isn’t easy, but it is possible. You can either work for a company or be your own boss. Learn how to create an online portfolio, reach out to companies and find your next gig.

Cat Alford 07 Jul