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Ashley Feinstein Gerstley        

Author of "The 30-Day Money Cleanse and Financial Adulting"

Ashley Feinstein Gerstley is a personal finance expert, CFP® professional, and 2x award-winning author of "The 30-Day Money Cleanse and Financial Adulting". She founded The Fiscal Femme, a feminist money platform and community of over 250,000, and has helped thousands of people feel financially confident, achieve major financial goals, and destress their relationships with money.

Her consulting clients and keynote speaking audiences have included corporations, conferences and universities, including Google, theSkimm, Live Nation, StubHub, Guggenheim Partners, LinkedIn and the Wharton School, among many others. As a trusted money expert, she has appeared on or been quoted in The Financial Times, the TODAY Show, CNBC, Forbes, NBC, Glamour and Good Morning America.

Feinstein Gerstley has worked in the financial services industry for over fifteen years: first as an investment banker, then in corporate finance, and most recently running The Fiscal Femme. She graduated with a bachelor's in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Speech Topics

Financial Well-Being, Wealth Building, Money Mindset and Motivation

7 Steps to Financial Well-Being:

Most of us don’t feel equipped with the knowledge or will power to best handle our own money, yet it’s something we have to deal with almost every single day. While personal finance has long been viewed as too taboo to talk about, it’s a critical part of both our physical and emotional health. Many are weary to face that areas of their lives. Not only is the topic daunting and jargon-filled, it’s hard to know where to start or who to trust. Only 2% of people really trust financial professionals. Ashley’s keynotes and workshops prove that improving your financial well-being doesn’t have to be painful or scary. Her methodology breaks everything down into simple and accessible actions. She’s relatable and non-judgmental and this makes all the difference.

Attendee Results:

  • Walk away with 7 actionable and manageable steps to improve their financial well-being
  • Understand why they might not be thriving in their personal finances, which creates with self-compassion
  • Have systems to help support them in taking the actions they want to take around their money
  • See that understanding and taking actions in our personal finances is an act of self-care rather than restriction or punishment
  • Forward momentum that will translate into compounding financial success.

Financial Well-Being, Wealth Building, Feminism and Motivation

We Need Women to Be Wealthy:

Money and personal finance are inaccessible to most, but if you are a women or even more so, a woman of color, things are exponentially more challenging. Women, and much more so, women of color and moms, earn far less for the same work than white men. They have to pay more for the same things (it’s called the pink tax) and pay higher rates for credit despite having the same or better profiles. These are just some of the gaps affect every aspect of our finances. Understanding what we have working against us is actually the best strategy to know how to move forward. There are specific actions we can take and shifts we can make as individuals to improve our financial lives and overcome many of these roadblocks.

Attendee Results:

  • Learn how gender and racial gaps impact every area of our finances
  • Understand why it’s critical for women to become wealthy, not only for ourselves but for the world at large
  • Walk away with actionable and manageable steps to improve our financial well-being
  • Use our financial knowledge to inspire and improve the financial wellness of others
  • Forward momentum that will translate into compounding financial success.

Financial Well-Being, Investing, Wealth Building and Motivation

Become a Savvy Investor:

Most of us can’t save our way to building wealth. Investing is critical due to the power of compound interest because our money grows exponentially. The problem is that only half the people in the United States invest, and women tend to invest 40% less than men, on average. The reasons are many fold but part of it comes from fear and a lack of understanding perpetuated by current investing culture. Despite the jargon and sensational news, investing doesn’t have to be complicated. I break down everything someone needs to know to become a savvy investor in this talk.

Attendee Results:

  • Learn the basics of investing, including exactly how to get started
  • Understand key investing jargon
  • Walk away with actionable and manageable steps to get started with investing
  • Confidence in their knowledge and subsequent actions when they do get started
  • Forward momentum that will translate into compounding wealth for months and years to come.

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