About

 Valerie Rind, Freelance Writer about page
  • I suffered a financial disaster.
  • I felt stupid, ashamed, and embarrassed.
  • However, it led to new careers in personal finance and writing.
  • During a hiatus from a corporate career, I created a pilot personal finance program for 500 low-income individuals.
  • I served as a founding volunteer moderator on the myFICO® community forum.
  • I self-published Gold Diggers and Deadbeat Dads: True Stories of Friends, Family, and Financial Ruin.  
  • It won the 2015 Plutus Award for Best New Personal Finance Book.
  • I have a BA in Russian Language & Literature from Duke University.
  • And an LLB and Masters of Law degrees from the University of Sydney. Yes, in Australia.
  • I’ve had gigs like sailing Caribbean yachts and negotiating megabucks contracts for a Fortune 200 technology company.
  • I pledge my allegiance to the Oxford comma.
  • I never drink coffee.
  • Instead, I have an affinity for Twizzlers red licorice.