Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®, is a personal finance expert, speaker, and author of 15 money-management books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom.
Lynnette has been seen on more than 1,000 TV segments nationwide, including television appearances on Oprah, Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Good Morning America, The TODAY Show, and many more.
A former financial news journalist, Lynnette now co-owns TheMoneyCoach.net LLC, a financial education company that she runs with her husband, Earl Cox.
Together, they offer a broad range of financial education consulting and services.
As a subject matter expert on numerous personal finance topics – including credit and debt; savings and budgeting; college financing; mortgages and homeownership; as well as entrepreneurship and wealth building – Lynnette helps organizations of all kind develop and roll out high-quality financial literacy programs and campaigns.
She also creates financial education curriculum and content, and provides strategic counsel to companies, non-profits, government agencies or educational institutions that want to launch financial products, services, apps or other tools.
Before starting TheMoneyCoach.net in 2003, Lynnette was a Wall Street
Journal reporter for CNBC, where she covered business and personal finance news. Lynnette spent nearly 10 years at Dow Jones & Co. Inc. working as a reporter, bureau chief, deputy managing editor and personal finance editor.
Prior to her work at Dow Jones, Lynnette was a correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer, a writer and assistant producer for WTXF (FOX-TV) in Philadelphia, and a writer for the Associated Press in Los Angeles.
Lynnette earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Irvine. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California.
Lynnette is a native of Los Angeles but now lives in the greater Houston area with her husband and business partner, Earl Cox.
Together, they are the proud parents of 3 children – including one recent college graduate, one current college student, and one college-bound teenager.
To learn more about Lynnette, visit her free advice site, AskTheMoneyCoach.com, check out her video-based financial courses at Money Coach University, or connect with Lynnette on social media via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.