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Alexa von Tobel

Personal Finance Expert, Founder/CEO of

TEDxWallStreet: “One Life-Changing Class You Never Took”
  • About Alexa von Tobel

    Alexa von Tobel is the founder and CEO of, one of the leading destinations for financial advice on the web. In 2009, Alexa took a leave of absence from Harvard Business School to pursue her dream of spreading financial literacy. Since launching LearnVest, Alexa had raised over $72 million in financing from leading venture investors (including Accel Partners). In the five years since leaving business school, Alexa has built LearnVest into one of the most trusted personal finance and lifestyle sites. A passionate advocate for putting the “personal” back in “personal finance,” Alexa is an ideal lecturer for any organization or institution looking to educate its members, students, or employees on managing and maximizing their finances in today’s mobile, digital world.

    In her book, Financially Fearless: The LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money, Alexa brings LearnVest’s cutting-edge content, advice, and tools to readers everywhere. A celebrated keynote speaker, she has addressed audiences at companies like JP Morgan Chase, Google, Dell, and American Express, as well as at TedXWallStreet, Inc.’s GrowCo, and Harvard Business School. She has regular columns in Cosmo and Inc. Widely cited as one of America’s top young entrepreneurs, Alexa has been selected  as one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and  named “One of the Coolest Young Entrepreneurs” in Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 feature. Alexa serves as an inaugural member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE). Alexa has also been included on Vanity Fair‘s 2011 Next Establishment list, Forbes’ “30 Under 30,”  Marie Claire’s “18 Women Changing the World,” and was named a 2011 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

  • Speaking Topics

    How to Get Your Dream Company Off the Ground

    At just 26 years old, with the economy in shambles, Alexa dropped out of Harvard Business School to pursue her dream of starting a company. Over the past few years, she has raised $25mm in funding for LearnVest and won numerous accolades (including "One of the Coolest Young Entrepreneurs" in Inc. Magazine's 30 Under 30 feature). Alexa shares the expertise she's gained along the way, outlining how to raise capital, know your user, spend $0 on marketing, identify your success metrics, and more.

    Six Money Mantras to Live By

    Alexa walks through her six money mantras, the perfect foundation for getting your financial life in order. Her money mantras cover everything from creative tips for organizing your finances to managing debt to reaching retirement goals. As a renowned personal finance expert, this talk integrates Alexa's favorite tips that are relevant to a wide range of audiences.

    One Life-Changing Class You Never Took

    Based on Alexa’s TEDx Wall Street talk, Alexa explores the importance of personal finance education.

    The Only Budget You'll Ever Need

    Alexa presents her essential budgeting principles, revealing the ins and outs of the 50-20-30 method. For each budgeting category: Essential Expenses, Financial Priorities and Lifestyle Choices, she shares insider tips for cutting your costs and living your richest life - no matter your income.

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