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:
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
Whether from traditional financial advisors or from radio show talking heads, you will hear financial advice spouted as clichés over and over. These sayings sound logical, but they often sacrifice financial judgment for the sake of brief dictums that are trite but easily grasped if not actually accurate.
Money Fit by DRS, a 501(C)3 nonprofit credit counseling agency, announced today the winner of its first-ever scholarship program. The winner of the $1,000 award is Abigail Isaacs, a college sophomore attending Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.
Consumers who get debt consolidation loans do not pay off their debts. They simply transfer them from credit card accounts to a new lender. Debt consolidation loans can be difficult to qualify for if the consumer has poor credit, and they can end up creating more debt than the consumer started with.
Anyone approaching or going through a divorce should protect their credit and minimize the chances of having to take on more than their fair share of the marriage’s debt. This includes freezing their credit history, pre-empting being responsible for your ex’s debts, and not trusting the divorce decree.
Raising a child in today’s society can feel overwhelming and difficult. We may even feel jealous of past generations who did not have to deal with so many financial challenges. Whether you are justified in such reflections may be debatable, but there is certainly no doubt that raising your child is much more complex than it used to be.
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.
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.