Rutgers University, Emory University (MBA)


  • Author of more than 40 books, including Reading Financial Reports for Dummies, Trading for Dummies, and Stock Charts for Dummies.
  • Earned the award for Feature Reporting by the New York Press Club


Lita Epstein earned her master’s degree at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, where she ran the accounting lab for MBAs and Executive MBAs.

After completing her MBA, she worked as the associate director of development for The Carter Center and then as assistant manager of facilities management for the Emory clinics. She is the author of more than 35 books, including The Business Owner’s Guide to Reading and Understanding Financial Reports, Bookkeeping for Dummies, and Reading Financial Reports for Dummies.

Prior to earning her master’s degree, Lita worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and press secretary for a U.S. Congressman. Lita earned her undergraduate degree in community development at Rutgers University. She continues to work as a volunteer for community development entities in the community in which she lives.


Lita received her bachelor's from Rutgers University with a degree in community development and earned her MBA from Emory University's Goizueta Business School.

Quote from Lita Epstein

"I enjoy translating complex financial and political topics critical to people’s everyday lives. Building on my personal experience as a press secretary for a U.S. Congressman and my analytical skills developed as I completed her MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, I enjoy helping people explore difficult financial and political issues."