Meet Amanda Steinberg
You may know me as CEO of DailyWorth & WorthFM. I started DailyWorth in 2009 to bring a fresh, outsider’s perspective to personal finance. In 2015, I launched WorthFM, an automated money management platform that makes saving and investing clear. And now I’m the author of Worth It (February 2017) available for pre-order now. Before transitioning into financial services, I spent 10 years as a software developer. I’m an engineer by training, a financial services executive by profession, and a serial optimist at heart.
Why did I leave a lucrative career in programming for finance? Desperation and fascination. While I made tons of money in my twenties, I couldn’t save any of it. My supposed wealth-building assets–my software business, my old stone house–were actually driving me into debt. By age thirty, I’d tried everything: budgeting, goal-setting, financial planning, minimalist living, total austerity … none of it worked. Wondering if I read Orman, Chatzky, Ramsey and Bach? Of course I did. Did I have a shopping or fashion problem? No (plus, that’s a sexist question).
My girlfriends were either trying to save and budget like me and failing, or otherwise repelled by the subject of money altogether. In a moment when we were increasingly equal with men at work and at home, I couldn’t understand why we weren’t making greater strides when it came to managing our own money.
I launched DailyWorth in 2009, a daily money tip for women via email, out of dire frustration with “financial advice,” especially the glossy-magazine flavor of advice aimed at women. Today, DailyWorth reaches more than 1 million subscribers. Women don’t want different financial advice than men, but they do want advice delivered differently.
In early 2015, I realized that I couldn’t make money accessible and relevant solely by changing how advice is delivered. Financial services, like asset management and investing for retirement, are as cryptic and arcane as the advice models, and in grave need of reinvention. So I designed and launched WorthFM in May 2016.
My life and work are dedicated to reinvention of financial advice and financial services so that anyone, regardless of circumstance, gender or knowledge level, can experience the thrill of money clarity and control.
“Amanda’s done more toward educating women financially than anyone I know.”
– BARBARA STANNY
I Support the Following Organizations:
There are more than 65 million refugees globally – that’s one out of every 113 people on Earth. One Light Global’s mission is to create global peace through direct humanitarian aid to people in crisis.
Camfed is an international non-profit organization tackling poverty and inequality by supporting marginalized girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.
Symi Symposium, led by the former Greek Prime Minister George A. Papandreou, brings together leading politicians, Nobel laureates, entrepreneurs, scientists, and activists to discuss the critical issues of our time.