Meet Laura

Laura Rowley is a journalist and author specializing in personal finance and values. She writes a weekly column called "Money and Happiness" for Yahoo!Finance, which receives 42 million unique visitors a month, and a blog at Both are based on her book, Money & Happiness: A Guide to Living the Good Life, which shows readers how to manage money according to their values. Rowley is an adjunct professor of religious studies at Seton Hall University, where she teaches Contemporary Moral Values.

Rowley is passionate about helping people identify their deepest values, set goals and manage the complex decisions and risks involved in achieving them. She is an ardent consumer advocate, exposing the deceptive practices, egregious fees, scams and unfair marketing ploys that derail people’s financial lives. Married with three children, she lives what she preaches, showing readers how to get the best deals, invest wisely and strive for work-life balance. She also covers behavioral economics – or why we do the funny things we do with money – interviewing the nation’s top economists and psychologists.

Rowley has been interviewed by The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNBC, Fox Network, NPR and dozens of other broadcast programs and print and online media. She is a former reporter/producer for CNN Business News in New York, reporting on air for Your Money and Business Unusual. She is the former money columnist for Self magazine, and her freelance writing has appeared in The New York Times, Parents and other publications. Rowley has spoken on personal finance and business values to a variety of audiences, including Fortune 500 corporations and major trade conferences. To contact her about speaking, email laura at laurarowley dot com.

Rowley is also the author of two other business books, On Target: How the World’s Hottest Retailer Hit a Bull’s-eye, which has been translated into Japanese and Chinese; and CB Richard Ellis: 100 Years. She holds a Masters of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree cum laude in journalism from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

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