Hi! I'm Ellie, and I'm here to help.
My first foray into finance started innocently enough in college where I studied finance for the ultimate goal of becoming an entrepreneur. I knew most businesses failed because a lack of knowledge about money and I didn’t want to become another victim of startup failure. So, when I graduated, I took my knowledge a step further and went to work at J.P. Morgan. During my time there, I acted as a human sponge learning everything I possibly could about investments. Then, my innocent relationship with money quickly blossomed to love.
It isn’t all roses, my love affair with money abruptly ended when I didn’t quite have as much as I used to. Doesn’t that figure? I didn’t just want to know investments. I wanted to learn personal finance as a whole. So, when I moved to Washington, DC and started working for a holistic financial app, I learned a fundamental lesson; regardless of income, if you don't understand how money works, you will never get ahead.
So, when I first started my company and was around other entrepreneurs, they always asked me about how I was able to keep my head out of the water financially when they were all drowning. I started consulting my friends and colleagues in the startup world about money. Thus, Money Therapy began. Now, I have a unique appreciation for all my experiences. From my formal training at J.P. Morgan to my startup training selling to Fortune 500 companies, and now my training with my company.
I know it's hard to get a straight answer when it comes to your money so, I'm here to help.