Beth Kobliner

Beth Kobliner (born January 18, 1965) is an American personal finance commentator and journalist, and author of the New York Times bestsellers Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties.[1] and Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not).[2] In 2010, she was appointed by President Obama to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability,[3][4] and was instrumental in developing the council's Money as You Grow initiative.[5][6][7] The site,, has reached over one million visitors.[8] In February 2014, Kobliner was appointed by President Obama to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.[9]

Beth Kobliner
Born (1965-01-18) January 18, 1965 (age 56)
EducationBrown University (BA)
Spouse(s)David E. Shaw

Kobliner is also the co-author, with her then nine-year-old son, of the 2013 children's book Jacob's Eye Patch, illustrated by Jules Feiffer.[10][11]

Kobliner served as an advisor for Sesame Street's financial education initiative, and appeared in an outreach video with the character Elmo.[12][13][14] She is a contributor to the Huffington Post [4] and,[15] has participated regularly in public radio's national programs The Takeaway[16] and Marketplace, on which she discussed teens and money with her daughter in the "Beth and Becca" segment.[17] Kobliner has been a columnist at Glamour [18] and Redbook magazines,[19] and has contributed to publications including The New York Times,[4][20] The Wall Street Journal,[21] O: The OprahMagazine,[22] Parade,[23] and Reader's Digest.[24] She was a featured correspondent[25] and national outreach advisor[26] for the PBS special Your Life, Your Money.