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Millennial Money is run by an incredible team dedicated to making money less stressful and financial freedom available to all.

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Money isn’t complicated, but there’s often conflicting advice on what you should do and many people who are so called “personal finance experts” or “money experts” are just trying to make money off you. That’s not us.

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Our team is made up of some of the most respected personal finance, entrepreneurship, and investing writers around. We’re here to not only help you make better financial decisions, but also have more time for the people and things you love.


Eric Bleeker
Eric Bleeker, CFA is the general manager of Millennial Money. Eric has been covering finance since 2008 for The Motley Fool and focuses on technology investing. In prior roles, Eric has served as the Managing Editor for the Motley Fool and has more than 2,000 published bylines to his name. In addition, he’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, the Washington Post and many other publications. Eric lives in the Washington DC area and has strong food opinions on almost every city in America.


Vicki Robin
Vicki Robin is the co-author of Your Money or Your Life, one of the best-selling personal finance books of all time and the book that started the financial independence retire early movement. Originally published in 1992 the book has sold millions of copies and been published in many languages. A celebrated social activist, Vicki has spent her life writing about money, sustainability, financial independence. Vicki Robin has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Oprah, Money Magazine (she was on the cover!), and in many other publications.
Brynne Conroy has been writing about personal finance, investing and student loans for 8 years. Her writing has been featured on Student Loan Hero, The Penny Hoarder, Lending Tree, Mint, Magnify Money, & Business Insider. She’s the author of The Feminist Financial Handbook.
Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown is a personal finance and financial independence blogger from Baton Rouge, LA. After graduating with a degree in Business and IT, he made “all the wrong money decisions” getting into credit card debt and buying a new car he couldn’t afford. Since then he launched his blog Peerless Money Mentor where he writes about the challenges overcoming the limiting beliefs of poverty and becoming financially woke.
Scott Trench
Scott Trench is the CEO of BiggerPockets, the largest real estate investing community online with over 1 million members. Scott is also the Author of Set For Life: Dominate Life, Money, and The American Dream, and co-shot of the Bigger Pockets Money Podcast. A serial “house hacker”, Scott regularly writes about personal finance, real estate investing, and financial independence.
Jillian Johnsrud
Jillian Johnsrud is a frequent speaker, writer and coach teaching everyday courage and financial freedom. After growing up in a challenging situation, Jillian began pursuing a life with more financial freedom at 19. She fulfilled her dreams of traveling the world, adopting kids and paying cash for a house before becoming financially independent at 32. Jillian and her husband love exploring Montana with their five kids.
Travis Hornsby
Travis Hornsby is the founder of Student Loan Planner, a company helping people conquer their student debt. He has applied his excel modeling skills from his days as a bond trader to save clients over $100 million on their student loans and counting.
Kevin Payne
Kevin Payne is the student loan, family travel, and budget expert behind He regularly writes for Student Loan Planner, Club Thrifty, and PT Money. Kevin lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and four kids.
Elle Martinez
Elle Martinez is the founder and host of Couple Money. She has been writing and podcasting about managing money as a couple for the past 8 years. Her new book, Jumpstart Your Marriage & Your Money is designed as a four-week guide to help couples build their wealth together. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her family.
Steve Adcock
Steve Adcock is a 38-year-old early retiree who writes about the intersection of happiness and financial independence. He was the Founder of Think Save Retire, a popular FIRE blog which was acquired in 2019. Steve is a regular contributor to MarketWatch, CNBC, and The Ladders. He lives full-time in his 30′ Airstream Classic and travels the country with his wife Courtney and two rescued dogs.
john nardini
John Nardini reached financial independence in his 40’s and retired at 52 after a career in marketing and publishing. In retirement he launched ESI Money, a blog about entrepreneurship, saving, and investing. He’s been featured in Business Insider, CNBC, and many other media outlets. Currently he’s enjoying retirement at home in Colorado.
kim frugal engineers
Kim is a financial independence and early retirement blogger at The Frugal Engineers. She used geoarbitrage to achieve financial freedom in Wyoming and spend more time with her kid. She and her husband now enjoy the semi-retired lifestyle as freelance engineers.
Nadia Malik
Nadia Malik is a stay at home mom and personal finance blogger who has been debt-free for more than five years. She and her family of five travel around the world on one income thanks to budgeting and side hustling.
Zach is the 25 year old creator of Four Pillar Freedom and Collective Wisdom. He recently left his corporate job after realizing that he’d rather focus on work he loves, which include writing about personal finance, investing, psychology, and philosophy.
Kevin Tichy
Kevin Tichy is creator of Blackboard Finance, a website about money management, investing, and personal development. Kevin has a background in mathematics and finance and has personally seen the importance a financial education can do for your life. He lives in New York City.
bob haegele
Bob Haegele is a freelance writer and personal finance blogger at The Frugal Fellow. His blog primarily covers topics around personal finance such as student loans, money saving tips, and investing. Having moved to various parts of the US, he is a bit of a nomad. He’s working toward financial independence while writing, blogging, and traveling.
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