Let’s be honest, I’ve been more MIA lately than usual. The reason I’ve been more twitter-silent than ever before is because I was hard at work on the launch of Nothing But Gold — a multimedia production company I started focused on creating accessible financial content across various platforms. In the more than ten years I’ve been on the air, this is the most exciting chapter yet.
Reporting during what seems to be another leg down in the financial crisis made me realize that a lot of it is complicated, confusing and scary for most people. Lots of you wrote in to me, confided in me and told me you saw a void in candid, plain-English reporting. I agree. There isn’t a bridge between Wall Street and Main Street during this critical time in our economic history. I am going to fill that void.
So what does that mean? Well, as part of my production company I am going develop and host television shows, and create digital and print content for major media outlets. I am also working on publishing a book entitled Decoding The Wall Street Journal, the first in my book series that tackles and decodes intimidating money-related topics.
Since the people who know me well know that I like to be super busy, I am also preparing to launch a suite of online personal finance and investment tools for a generation consistently overwhelmed by such topics, affectionately titled “Rich Bitch.”
And wait — there’s more! I am also going to spend a ton of time on a charity I launched called “Lost Girls,” which offers gently-worn workplace attire and career advice to young women looking for jobs. The foundation will give a much-needed hand to the rapidly-increasing population of young, well-educated women looking to find work during the tightest job market in decades.
I had to act on the sense of urgency I feel to demystify the intricacies of Wall Street and personal finance for everywoman. Helping her, him and hopefully you navigate a time when the economy is in such turmoil will be the driving force for all of my endeavors. I hope you come along for the journey.