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.

8 Best Places to Sell Cosmetics from Home (Even If It’s Used)

Have you ever purchased a really expensive eyeshadow palette, tried it out, and then realized you actually hate it? To make things worse, you waited too long and now you can’t return it for a refund. But it’s not too late to get your money back. You can sell makeup online, even if it’s used….

Cat Alford 14 Jun

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

16 Ways to Get Free Magazines Online (or in the Mail)

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 Become a Paid Influencer and Make Money on Social Media

Getting paid just for posting on social media is a dream job for many people. But for others, it’s their full-time job. They get paid to test drive a car, stay in a hotel, or get free clothes. To be a paid social media influencer, you’ll need a social media following. Some people, like celebrities,…

Cat Alford 30 Jan

The Best Way to Start an Online Consignment Business

Most of us love the idea of making money at home. Starting an online thrift or consignment store can be a good way to accomplish the goal of increasing your income. This type of side hustle or small business might not be as hard as you think. All you need is some basic equipment, items…

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

If you’ve tried to declutter your home, chances are you looked in your jewelry box and noticed that you have several items you no longer wear or are outdated. You might even have some items in there that remind you of someone you’d rather forget. And you probably want to get rid of those pieces…

Cat Alford 17 Jan

Survey Voices Review: Is It Worth Your Time?

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

16 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 16 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