Episode: 8 See Jane Save with Jennifer Barrett

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“Anyone can build wealth”

This is the principle that Acorns, a micro-investment app that lets people automatically invest spare change from debit and credit card purchases, was founded on.  Today, I’m speaking with Jennifer Barrett who is the Chief Education Officer at Acorns and Editor-in-Chief of its editorial site, Grow.

Prior to joining Acorns, she was the Personal Finance Editor at CNBC Digital.  She is also the co-author of two personal finance books and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, Worth, Money, and Newsweek.

Jennifer is passionate about empowering women specifically when it comes to money and finance.  In our discussion, we talk about her newest book she’s working on which focuses on women as breadwinners and the need for better financial education.

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Notable Moments:

  • How Jennifer’s background in journalism uniquely positioned her for the role she has now
  • How Acorns lives out the founding principle that anyone can build wealth
  • The risks involved in joining a startup
  • Acorns initiative to bring more diversity to the company
  • The culture shift experienced in moving from CNBC to Acorn
  • Jennifer’s passion for educating women about money and how it’s lead to her latest book currently in the works.
  • The difference between how boys and girls are educated about money and the effects it has on wealth and earnings.

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Learn More About Acorns

Read Grow Online

Jennifer Barrett on Social Media:  Twitter | LinkedIn

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