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Farnoosh Torabi is one of America’s leading personal finance authorities — hooked on helping you live your richest, happiest life.
As Editor at Large of CNET Money, multi-bestselling Financial Author, former CNBC host and creator of the Webby-nominated podcast So Money, Farnoosh has become one of the country’s favorite go-to money experts.
The New York Times calls her advice, “perfectly practical.”
Farnoosh’s award-winning and critically-acclaimed podcast, So Money, has surpassed 18 million downloads with listeners in over 160 countries, thanks to its one-of-a-kind interviews and deep conversations about money. On the show she spotlights leading experts, authors and influencers – from Arianna Huffington to Margaret Cho, Queen Latifah and Tim Gunn – about their financial perspectives, money failures and habits. She also answers listeners’ personal financial questions each week.
Farnoosh was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to immigrant parents who left Iran in the late 1970s in search of a more fulfilling life. Arriving with two suitcases and the promise of a small stipend from her dad’s university, the Torabi’s took a leap of faith and settled in the United States hoping to build their version of the American Dream. It was here that her parents furthered their education, found fulfilling work, became homeowners and instilled in their children the virtues of patience, generosity and hard work.
Money may have been tight (really tight), but it was never a taboo in the household and for that, Farnoosh is eternally grateful. It’s what ultimately inspired her to lead a mission to help others achieve financial greatness.
Today, Farnoosh is a sought-after speaker and bestselling author. Each year she speaks at numerous events, companies, organizations and schools.
She’s written multiple books, the latest bestseller is entitled When She Makes More: The Truth About Love and Life for a New Generation of Women. Her next book is an insightful memoir, entitled A Healthy State of Panic, coming out in Spring 2023.
Farnoosh’s work and advice have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Time, Marie Claire, Glamour, Redbook and USA Today. She appears on major news and talk shows. Highlights include the NBC Today, CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, The View and Live! With Kelly and Michael.
For several years, she hosted the Webby-nominated web series, Financially Fit, on Yahoo. She’s also served as a money coach on such shows as Remake America on Yahoo!, Bank of Mom & Dad on soapNet and TLC’s REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE.
Farnoosh graduated with Honors from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Finance and International Business. She also holds a Master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
She resides happily in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband and two children.