Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach, is a personal finance expert and the author of several personal finance books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom.
As an award-winning financial news journalist, Lynnette worked for nearly a decade as a Dow Jones Newswires reporter and a Wall Street Journal reporter for CNBC. At CNBC, Lynnette filed weekly television segments on personal finances, investing and small business, and conducted online chat sessions on CNBC.com.
Lynnette has interviewed thousands of financial experts, and personally paid off more than $100,000 in credit card debt and nearly $40,000 in student loans before turning her financial life around. Now she shares the secrets to wealth with audiences nationwide, using insights based not just on her professional knowledge, but also on first-hand experience.
Lynnette is the author of six personal finance books for adults. She has also co-authored The Millionaire Kids Club, a series of four money-management books for youngsters between the ages of 5 and 12. Khalfani-Cox is best known for her New York Times best-seller, Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom which she wrote in 2004 after paying off $100,000 in credit card debt in just three years. Her other books include The Money Coach’s Guide to Your First Million, Investing Success: How To Conquer 30 Costly Mistakes & Multiply Your Wealth!, Zero Debt for College Grads: From Student Loans to Financial Freedom, and Perfect Credit: 7 Steps to a Great Credit Rating.
A popular keynote speaker, Lynnette also conducts workshops about credit and debt, money management, real estate, investing and entrepreneurship. Lynnette is a frequent guest on national TV and radio programs, and has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Redbook, Essence, and on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, The Tyra Banks Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Tavis Smiley, as well as the Emmy award-winning reality program “Starting Over.”
Lynnette earned a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from the University fo Southern California, and a B.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine.
I encourage you to take Lynnette’s well-researched advice to heart.
“Lynnette Khalfani is the money-savvy big sister you wish you had. With wit, clarity and never a trace of condescension, she shows you how to take control of your financial life, one step at a
“If you’ve got credit card debt, you need to get this book and read it. There are some great ideas in there.”
“Just starting out in the world of money? Lynnette’s patient and prudent approach is the
kick in the pants you need to get on the road towards financial freedom. Her decidedly old-school take on building wealth combines Depression-era frugality with a contemporary, no-nonsense style.”