Chelsea Brennan

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

Acorns Review: Pros, Cons, and How It Stacks Up to Other Apps

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. Remember your piggy bank or loose change jar you had as a kid? How you would drop all your nickels, dimes, and quarters…

Chelsea Brennan 15 Jul

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

If you’ve hung around the investing water cooler, you’ve probably heard that real estate is one of the top ways to build wealth. And even though real estate investing is one of the most popular ways to reduce risk and diversify a portfolio, getting started usually requires a lot of money up front. That’s where…

Chelsea Brennan 18 Jun

How to Get Out of Debt: A Step-by-Step Guide for 2022

We all know the basic principles of how to get out of debt. Whether you’re broke, have a low income, or have bad credit, the steps are all the same. Spend less than you make and put any extra cash toward paying off your debt. In practice, though, organizing what you need to tackle first,…

Chelsea Brennan 15 Jun