Jennifer is here to help with all things money

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 Jennifer

Hello! 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 @jstreaks, connect with me on Linkedin and contact me at for any of your personal finance needs. 

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