Ornella Grosz – Money Management Expert & Financial Literacy Advocate
What finance expert Ornella Grosz CFEd® has to say about personal money management often raises eyebrows…but also leads to smiles of sweet relief for the young adults and women she advises on the subject. Although conventional wisdom embraces save-save-save, Ornella recommends a healthier mix of splurges as well as savings, even advocating that having an account just for frivolous expenses is a savvy way to outsmart the urge to rebel against your budget.
Although raised in a paycheck-to-paycheck household, in college Ornella gained a new perspective on money along with a degree in finance: she learned that financial empowerment is driven not by how much you bank but by the seat in which money sits – driver or passenger. When you control your money, you own your life, and Ornella decided that she would be the one behind the wheel, and she’d have fun with it too.
Since then her goals have expanded to finding innovative ways of bringing financial empowerment to Generation Y, women, the workplace, and beyond. Through her financial education services, speaking engagements, her blog, and in other media appearances such as Forbes, Fox, CBS and U.S. News & World Report, Ornella delivers a fresh take on the fundamentals so that they seem like killer guidelines rather than a buzz-kill. Links to more of Ornella’s expertise can be found on the Media Buzzpage.
Her book, Moneylicious: A Financial Clue for Generation Y, is required reading for a finance class at California State University of Northridge, and fans declare that “if you need a no-nonsense, sensible advocate with relatable stories and a wonderful smile, choose Ornella.”
A Metro Atlanta resident, Ornella treasures her close relationship with extended family. In her downtime, she enjoys playing basketball, reading, writing, working out, traveling, and the occasional spending spree. She is a member of the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) Financial Literacy Curriculum Advisory Board. She holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations.