Cat Alford

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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.

How to Save $1,000 in a Year or Less

Life is full of unexpected expenses. No matter what life throws at you, having at least $1,000 in savings can help curb those financial surprises. Here are some simple, practical ways to save $1,000 in a year or less.

Cat Alford 01 Mar

How to Make a Zero-Based Budget: Your Tool to Financial Freedom

Want to start a budget but don’t know how to begin? One of the most common types of budget is a zero-sum budget, also known as a zero-based budget. This is one of the simplest and most straightforward ways to budget your money.

Cat Alford 03 Feb

17 Ways to Get Discounted or Entirely Free Magazines

While digital content is up to the moment and relevant, magazine articles and photographs can be much more indulgent and creative. And you don’t have to pay a lot for a subscription. A surprising number of sources can help you find free magazines.

Cat Alford 02 Feb

How to Make Money as a Social Media Influencer

Have you ever wondered how to become a top social media influencer and receive money, free products, vacations and more? The truth is, becoming a paid influencer via influencer marketing takes time, effort, and sometimes years of sweat equity before it pays off.

Cat Alford 30 Jan

How to Invest $100,000

Saving $100,000 is hard. But knowing what to do with it can be harder. You can pick individual stocks, a safe mutual fund or invest in a business directly. Learn about the best ways to responsibly invest $100,000.

Cat Alford 27 Jan

The Best Way to Start an Online 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 for free or with minimal upfront costs.

Cat Alford 22 Jan

How to Become a Web Designer

To create an aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly website, many businesses and website owners use web designers. As a web designer, you’ll use your creativity and eye for design to create quality websites and make sure that users have a great experience.

Cat Alford 20 Jan

13 Best Places to Sell Your Jewelry Online

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: There Are Better Survey Sites Out There

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