Stefanie O'Connell


Getting by in New York from the quintessential "broke girl" perspective, NYC actress and writer, Stefanie O'Connell, lives by making her budget stretch. She chronicles her journey to find the balance between starving artist and prosperous city living on her blog, The Broke and Beautiful Life.

A graduate of New York University's drama and psychology programs at the height of the financial crisis, Stefanie discovered the world of financial planning out of necessity. Since then, she's been living her dream of performing while pinching pennies to make the rest of her goals a reality.

Stefanie and her work have been featured on such major media platforms as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, AOL's Daily Finance, and many more. Connect with Stefanie and all things Broke and Beautiful on twitter @brokeandbeau.

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The Broke and Beautiful Life: Small Town Budget, Big City Dreams
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 42,460. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015 by Coventry House Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Budgeting
After moving to New York City to become a Broadway actress, Stefanie O'Connell faced one of two inevitabilities when faced with unemployment—spiral into debt or learn how to manage her money. Punctuated with humor and essential money management lessons, "The Broke and Beautiful Life" offers practical strategies to make smarter financial decisions today as a means to fulfill the dreams of tomorrow.

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