• 8+ years of experience as a financial writer, influencer, blogger, and spokesperson
  • Founder and CEO of The Alford Media Group, LLC
  • Work and expertise has appeared in U.S. News and World Report and The Huffington Post with national media appearances on shows like Good Morning America

Experience

Catherine Alford is the go-to personal finance expert for educated, aspirational moms who want to recapture their life passions, earn more, reach their goals, and take on a more active financial role in their families. Although her formal background is in academia and American history, a life-altering move to spend three years living in the Caribbean transformed her life and her career. After selling everything and buying a one-way ticket to Grenada with her husband, Cat found herself deep in debt on a remote island with no job and no prospects. So, she began to write about her new, very budgeted life and her quest to earn an income with only a computer and an Internet connection.

Slowly but surely, the blog she founded became an Internet sensation, going from zero visitors each month to earning a full-time income with an audience in the tens of thousands in just two years. The success of her blog served as a jumping-off point to start a lucrative freelance writing career, and soon Cat had dozens of clients who paid her to create content for their financial blogs and websites.

Four years after the creation of her blog, Cat was named the Best Contributor/Freelancer for Personal Finance in 2014, and over the past few years her writing and financial expertise have been featured in dozens of notable publications like Yahoo! Finance, U.S. News and World Report, The Huffington Post, Kiplinger, Investopedia, Business Insider, and many more.

She has been interviewed by Good Morning America, Mint, The Work at Home Woman, and Huffington Post Live and is a sought after speaker at universities and large conferences on topics such as motherhood, money, and entrepreneurship.

Education

Catherine received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the College of William & Mary and earned her Master of Arts in History from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Quote from Catherine Alford

"My mission in life is to show other women, especially mothers, that they have the power and the intelligence to earn, save, and invest money. The more women who believe this and harness it, the better the world will be."