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Jill Russo Foster, author of Cash, Credit, and Your Finances: The Teen Years, Thrive In Five: Take Charge of Your Finances In Five Minutes A Day and 111 Ways to Save, is a speaker and personal finance coach.
Jill’s financial knowledge comes from real world experience. She owned a mortgage company where she helped hundreds of clients (with all types of credit situations) to find the right mortgage for their needs.
Jill has always been amazed at the way people handle their money. She started her career as a bank teller in an affluent area. Many of her customers wore designer clothes and drove prestigious cars, but were also on the overdraft list. As a young 20-something, Jill wanted to establish her own credit (and live the good life), so she made a game of maintaining as many credit cards as possible – her high was 27 credit cards! The game was a financial disaster. It took her a few years to correct her credit problems, but she learned that poor financial decisions carry a big price.
Jill’s years of experience in the banking / mortgage industry, combined with her ability to share her expertise in a friendly yet professional manner, make Jill a sought-after professional speaker. She takes big, information-dense topics and makes them fun and understandable with real world examples, accurate information and practical advice that anyone can immediately put into action.
She is also the author of the weekly newspaper business column Jill Foster’s Thursday Tips in the Norwalk Hour as well as her own e-zine newsletter available on her website. Both are designed to educate people on personal finances topics like credit, debt, saving and identity theft. Her website is www.JillRussoFoster.com