Author: Ellie Kay

Ellie Kay is a family finance expert who has written 14 books. Within two and a half years, she went from being a new wife and stepmom to two children with $40,000 in consumer debt to being completely debt-free—all on one military income. Ellie is also a consumer finance consultant and has worked with Fortune 100 companies such as Wal-Mart and Procter and Gamble, where she gives advice on how consumers can make the most of every dollar. A popular and engaging speaker, Ellie has pinch-hit for two first ladies, one year replacing Barbara Bush at the Non-Commissioned Officers Association’s annual “Military Spouse of the Year” gathering and another time substituting for Laura Bush at the National Guard Association’s Annual Convention. Ellie has appeared on or in hundreds of media outlets, including The New York Times, USA Today, CNBC, CNN, Fox, NPR, Redbook, Women’s Day, Family Circle, Reader’s Digest, and Parenting Magazine. Please visit