One Life-Changing Class You Never Took: Alexa von Tobel at TEDxWallStreet

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Alexa von Tobel is the founder and CEO of which she has been developing and growing since 2006. LearnVest is the leading personal finance and lifestyle website that brings financial literacy to women. Since launching LearnVest, Alexa has been widely quoted as a personal finance expert and entrepreneur in top tier business and consumer publications including: New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, BusinessWeek, Shape, Fast Company, Marie Claire, ForbesWoman, InStyle, People StyleWatch, Time Out New York, The Huffington Post, among many others. Alexa has been included on Vanity Fair’s 2011 Next Establishment list, featured on Business Insider’s 2010 and 2011 Silicon Alley 100 lists, named “One of the Coolest Young Entrepreneurs” in Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 feature, titled a “Woman to Watch” by Forbes and included on the publication’s 30 Under 30 list, highlighted on BusinessWeek’s annual list of “Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs,” among others. LearnVest has been named one of “25 Women-Run Startups to Watch” by Fast Company, included on Forbes’ list of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” for the second year in a row, featured on Business Insider’s Digital 100 list and included on Time Magazine’s annual list of “50 Best Websites.”

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Wot Wot says:

Ok. After watching all her capitalist lies.. I check her website:

and BAM!

One-time setup fee
+ $19/mo
On-going support

Nikola Romanos says:

When my turns come my choice is " How to fly without wings"

astridjl85 says:

So I don't get how jessica suddently got enough money to save up anyway. Is she just not going to have an apartment then?

John Sanchez says:

really dislike this TED Talk. instead of explaining a story of what happens to millions and what millions are already facing , she should instead go in depth about compounding interest, 401k and matching, 529 and saving for college, and a lot more. also , as a finance major , there needs to be talked of accountability and going into a major that only produces so much money yet cost a lot more.

Lacey Stanley says:

So true…. i was able to have my parents backing in finance, so I've done well working with a budget. I am no exception I lived well within my means to accomplish a goal this year. And I made a sacrifice to be poor, to become a real estate agent. I make my own schedule and I feel for free than I ever have. it really is a mindset… plus numbers lol! the numbers don't lie

Vicente Caraballo says:

hey ,if anyone else wants to discover best ways to save money try Renkarter Amazing Finance Report (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some great things about it and my cousin got cool success with it.

David Cowan says:

good message

Mindfulness says:

Thanks for the Upload. Personal finance should be a prerequisite for everyone's education.

Sophia Meron says:

Great advice .

Joe Comments says:

Some decent advice mixed with a lot of terrible advice. Credit score is "critical" to your financial future? Right, because paying interest to finance everything is such a great plan. Building assets is the key to financial success, not financing liabilities.

Bui Duy Dung says:

very interesting

TheColumnistL says:

And all of this starts with student loans. The problem isn't only that people don't know how to spent their money, it's that education is not free for everyone. Make. education. FREE!

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