Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®, is a personal finance expert, speaker, and author of 15 money-management books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom.
Lynnette has been seen on more than 1,000 TV segments nationwide, including television appearances on Oprah, Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Good Morning America, The TODAY Show and many more.
A former financial news journalist, Lynnette now co-owns TheMoneyCoach.net LLC, a financial education company that she runs with her husband, Earl Cox.
Together, they offer financial education consulting services, courses and workshops.
As a subject matter expert on many personal finance topics – including credit and debt; saving and budgeting; paying for college; mortgages and homeownership; as well as entrepreneurship and wealth building – Lynnette helps organizations of all kind develop and roll out high-quality financial literacy programs and campaigns.
She also creates online financial education curriculum and content, and provides strategic counsel to companies, non-profits, government agencies or educational institutions that want to launch financial products, services, apps or other tools.
Before starting TheMoneyCoach.net in 2003, Lynnette was a Wall Street Journal reporter for CNBC, where she covered business and personal finance news. Lynnette spent nearly 10 years at Dow Jones & Co. Inc. working as a reporter, bureau chief, deputy managing editor and personal finance editor.
Prior to her work at Dow Jones, Lynnette was a correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer, a writer and assistant producer for WTXF (FOX-TV) in Philadelphia, and a writer for the Associated Press in Los Angeles.
Lynnette earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Irvine. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California.
Lynnette is a native of Los Angeles who spent 20 years on the East Coast, but now lives in the greater Houston area with her husband and business partner, Earl Cox.
Together, they are the proud parents of 3 children – including one recent college graduate, one current college student and one college-bound teenager.
Check out her video-based financial courses at Money Coach University, or connect with Lynnette on social media via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.