Jennifer is here to help with all things money

In this week's Personal Finance Insider newsletter: We're starting the new year with Spokesperson and Senior Reporter Jennifer Streaks.

Jennifer is here to help with all things money

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Welcome to Personal Finance Insider, a biweekly newsletter that connects you with the stories, strategies and tips you need to be better with money. Here's what: Meet JenniferHello! I am Jennifer Streaks, Senior Reporter and Spokesperson for Personal Finance Insider. I have been a financial reporter and personal finance expert for years.I've covered all financial topics from credit, mortgages, saving and spending, retirement, debt and entrepreneurship, but I'm known for my financial commentary. I have appeared as an on-air personal finance expert on national broadcast and cable networks including Cheddar, CBSN, Fox Business Network, MSNBC, TVOne, and financial talk shows and podcasts throughout the US.

I am also the author of "Thrive! ... Affordably: Your Month to Month Guide to Living Your Best Life Without Breaking the Bank."Over the course of my career, I have learned that people really want financial resources that can help them make the right decisions when it comes to handling their money. Most importantly, these resources should be well thought out and easy to understand.  By bringing my skills and experience to Personal Finance Insider, I am able to help readers make good choices around some of the most important financial decisions in their lives.

This is not just a job for me; it's truly my calling.I have been able to build this platform because I meet people where they are financially and help them increase their financial knowledge over time. I also help people understand that money and finance, from credit and home buying to saving and spending, and even how to prepare for a recession, while not easy, is not impossible. In this new position, I will cover all things personal finance — I started with credit and what not to buy during a recession — with the goal of helping our audience with all of their questions and letting them know that Personal Finance Insider can be their go-to source for all of their money needs.Learning how to handle your money is a skill that will follow you for the rest of your life. You can follow me on Twitter URL, connect with me on Linkedin and contact me at EMAIL for any of your personal finance needs. Stories you might have missed:5 books and podcasts that helped 2 siblings build a combined net worth of $325,000 before age 30. These siblings took the financial advice they learned from these book to increase their bottom line in a big way.

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Senior Personal Finance Reporter and Spokesperson Jennifer is a Senior Personal Finance Reporter and Spokesperson for the Personal Finance vertical at Business Insider. She started her career covering personal finance at Black Enterprise Magazine, went on to CNBC where she covered personal finance, women and money and tech and then Forbes, where she reported on personal finance, business, tech and money matters related to the economy, investing, credit and entrepreneurship. Jennifer is also the author of Thrive!...Affordably: Your Month to Month Guide to living your Best Life without breaking the bank.

The book offers advice, tips and financial management lessons geared towards helping the reader highlight strengths, identify missteps and take control of their finances. In addition, she has extensive experience as an on-air financial commentator and has been a featured expert discussing credit and savings, investing and retirement, mortgages and all things money and personal finance. She has an ability to discuss and simplify complex financial issues and make them easier to understand.

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