Alexa von Tobel is one of those girls you wish was in your inner circle. The type of gal you could have cocktails with and discuss the benefits of your company 401k matching plan.
We fell for Alexa in a recent Marie Claire interview, in which she made a bold statement about women and money: “The fact is, women don’t like to talk about money, let alone deal with it. Though we’re killing it at work, earning more than ever, running our households, and making big-ticket decisions, too many women still worry they’ll be judged by what they earn and how they spend it. So instead of asking for help, they try not to think about it, treating their finances the same way they did back in college — spending it when it’s there, freaking out when it’s not.” Eek…but probably true for some of us.
That notion is one of the reasons Alexa founded LearnVest. The site is dedicated to helping women take control of their finances and offers free and easy tools for how to save and spend your money.
The site helps you create a budget (that’s actually livable!), shows you how to get out from under your student loans and how to create a financial plan (thank you!) — and it’s free! Plus, it’s got a pretty cool user interface that makes budgeting, actually fun…