About Todd Christensen
As the education manager for the Money Fit Academy, author, speaker, and financial educator, Todd Christensen develops financial education programs and provides credit and debt counseling for individuals and groups around the country.
In 2014, Todd published his first 5-star-rated book, Everyday Money for Everyday People based on stories and ideas he had heard in nearly 1,000 workshops he facilitated on budgeting, credit, debt reduction, saving, and identity protection. He has since designed, developed, and launched two award-winning, online, interactive budgeting activities:
My Life My Choices – Student Edition
My Life My Choices – Military Transition Edition
Besides regularly contributing to Money Fit’s blog and YouTube channel, you can find Todd quoted frequently in articles on top financial sites such as Forbes, MSN, Huffington Post, US News and World Report, Fox Business, USA Today, Time/Next Advisor, The Street, Money, NBC News, and Bankrate.
Todd earned his Master’s Degrees in International Management (2017) and in French Studies (1997).
Recent Articles by Todd Christensen
March is recognized as the National Credit Education Month. To honor that, Money Fit has created the thirty-one-day challenge to complete in order to improve your credit.
Financial freedom usually means having enough savings, financial investments, and cash on hand to afford the kind of life we desire for ourselves and our families. It means growing savings that enable us to retire or pursue the career we want without being driven by earning a set salary each year. Financial freedom means our money is working for us rather than the other way around.
If you are concerned your family member or friend who has too much debt is abusing credit cards or is otherwise heading toward a financial abyss, your intervention might be difficult and uncomfortable, but done with love and sincerity, it may also be just what the person needs to get back on track to reach his or her financial goals.
You can hate money or love money, but it’s nearly impossible to be ambivalent about it. Whether you hate credit card debt, love the convenience of debit cards, wish you had more greenbacks, or tire of working yourself weary for a paycheck, money plays a critical part in human life. With such a starring role in human well-being or misfortune, it’s no wonder money creates such strong emotions and feelings.
Todd Christensen Regularly Contributes to Media Requests on the Web
- Need Cash Fast? Payday Loans Offer a Solution but Should Be Your Last Resort – MSN.com & Money.com
- 5 Ways to Manage Money During Uncertain Times – The Penny Hoarder
- Knowing These 3 Credit Types Can Help You Master Your Credit Score – Time.com
- No Money to Donate on Giving Tuesday? Here are 9 Free Ways to Give Back – NBCNews.com
- What to do if a Bill is Sent to a Collection Agency? – Huffpost.com
You can check out many more articles here: In The News
After nearly a decade of teaching personal finance classes in the community and around the country, Todd wrote and published his first book, Everyday Money for Everyday People, in 2014, sharing many of the great tips and stories he had heard in those courses.
Todd’s love for training and for facilitating workshops led to additional publications on how to run better company meetings, especially strategic planning sessions.
More recently, Todd published a book about the Financial Independence-Retire Early (FIRE) movement for individuals and couples seeking financial freedom starting in their 50s.
Find out more at Todd’s Amazon Author Central page here.
Personal Finance Speaker
Todd Christensen has made a life of educating and helping others live debt-free. Prior to the pandemic Todd regularly spoke at and participated in high-profile personal finance speaking engagements.
Until pandemic restrictions are lifted, Todd is currently booking Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Skype presentations for groups of 25 or more. There is no fee for online presentations.
The Money Fit Academy is promoted and operated by Debt Reduction Services, Inc. and is licensed or registered to provide nonprofit credit and debt counseling to residents in all 50 States in America as well as the District of Columbia.