Writer and Editor

Resides In

Nashville, Tennessee


Vanderbilt University , Northwestern University


Small business, entrepreneurship, personal finance, credit scores

Company Info

Margaret Littman


  • Three decades’ experience writing, reporting, and editing on personal finance, small businesses, and entrepreneurship
  • Lived the entrepreneurial life, founding and building an outdoor-industry seasonal business
  • Masters of journalism in magazine publishing
  • Teaches at The Porch in Nashville on a regular basis


Margaret Littman has spent three decades being curious, asking questions, and helping people understand the answers. She writes personal finance and small-business stories that show the connection of the economy to our everyday lives. She particularly likes telling the stories of the businesses—and the people who run them—in the American South, where she lives. Favorite past assignments have included looking at how a new track-and-field facility transformed a neighborhood and how retailers use the honor system to increase sales.

Founding and running a paddle board business helped her take the principles she learned in interviews—leadership, management, forging public-private partnerships, and marketing—and test them in real-world settings.

She serves on the board of several non-profit organizations.


Margaret received her bachelors in fine arts from Vanderbilt University and her masters in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She has taken courses at the Kellogg School of Management’s Center for Nonprofit Management and at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

Quote from Margaret Littman

Personal finance can be intimidating, particularly because many folks didn’t grow up learning about it. But information is power. I aim to help make financial decisions easier and less confusing.