Chelsea Brennan, DollarSprout authorChelsea Brennan

Hi! I’m Chelsea. A personal finance expert, I’m here to bring the knowledge from my Wall Street career to you so you can maximize your investments while earning and saving extra money. I want you to know that money shouldn’t be scary and that you can achieve great things!

Education and Experience

Bates College, 2008-2011

BA, Mathematics, Economics – Minor in Philosophy


How to Invest: A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in the Stock Market

This ‘Investing for Beginners’ Guide will walk you through, step by step, how to start investing without feeling completely overwhelmed. Do you want your money to earn you more money? Well, it can’t do its work hiding in a bank account. Whether you want to save for your child’s college or prepare for retirement, you’ll…

Chelsea Brennan 14 Jan

Swell Investing Review: A Socially Conscious Way to Invest Your Money in 2019

In this Swell Investing Review, we’re going to show you the details of how Swell works, what causes it cares about, and whether investing with Swell is the right choice for you.

Chelsea Brennan 16 Jul

Acorns Review 2019: Is a Spare Change Investing App Worth the $5 Bonus?

In this Acorns review, we’re going to show you how Acorns works, what the potential savings and risks are, and help you determine whether Acorns is a smart investment tool for you.

Chelsea Brennan 15 Jul

Betterment Review: Are Robo-Advisors a Safe Way to Invest in 2019?

In this Betterment review, we’re going to show you the details of how Betterment works, what services it offers for investors, and whether investing with Betterment is the best choice for you.

Chelsea Brennan 13 Jul

SoFi Review 2019: How to Save Money with Student Loan Refinancing

In our SoFi review, we’re going to walk you through what SoFi is, the pros and cons of refinancing your student loans with SoFi, and help you decide whether it’s right for you.

Chelsea Brennan 21 Jun

How to Make a Budget in 7 Easy Steps

This guide walks you through, step by step, how to make a budget that you can actually stick to. Creating a budget doesn’t have to be scary or overly restrictive. In fact, a good budget is flexible!

Chelsea Brennan 19 Jun

Fundrise Review: Real Estate Crowdfunding Returns, FAQs, and More

Fundrise is a real estate crowdfunding company founded in 2012. In this Fundrise review, you’ll learn how Fundrise works, the potential returns and risks, and whether a Fundrise investment is best for you.

Chelsea Brennan 18 Jun

How to Get Out of Debt: A Step-by-Step Guide for 2019

We all know the basic principles of how to get out of debt. Spend less than you make and put any extra cash towards your debt. But, in practice, organizing what you need to tackle first and how to get started can be overwhelming.

Chelsea Brennan 15 Jun