The popular host of the Money Moves podcast and youngest person ever to trade on the New York Stock Exchange provides winning tips for women to help them shift their financial mindset, become confident about their money, set them on a path to financial security, and live their best lives.
“Seventy three percent of Americans ranked their finances as the number one cause of stress in their lives. But financial wellness can have a positive effect on your entire life. Not only when it comes to money and finances, but the quality and ease of how you live. Financial wellness means freedom for your body and freedom for your mind. Financial stress can also cause the breakdown of relationships. But it doesn’t have to be that way.”—Lauren Simmons
In 2017, when she was only twenty-two, Lauren Simmons became the youngest full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange, and the second African American woman in the Exchange's 228-year history to hold such a position. Driven by a passion for empowering women, Millennials, Gen Zs, and minorities to become more financially savvy, she now shares her experience and knowledge in this savvy financial guide.
Simmons brings a fresh perspective to personal finance: she is a young African American woman with an understanding of how to increase wealth and an awareness of generational and cultural barriers—such an income inequity—that can hold people back from taking financial risks. In her warm, down-to-earth voice, Simmons makes confusing topics easy to understand. She breaks down the pros and cons of buying stocks and Treasuries, explains how to maximize your 401K opportunities even in challenging economic times, advises how to grapple with student loans, and helps you break family cycles when dealing (or not) with debt.
Simmons helps a new generation and others who have been overlooked learn how to take care of their money—so their money can take care of them, today and tomorrow.
Lauren Simmons made history at the New York Stock Exchange as the youngest female trader and the second-ever African American woman in the NYSE’s 231 years. She was raised in Marietta, Georgia, and received her bachelor’s degree in genetics from Kennesaw State University. She is the host of the Money Moves podcast on Spotify and has been featured on ABC, CNBC, CNN, Fox, and other media outlets. Simmons is also the co-executive producer on a forthcoming biographical film about her life, starring and co-produced with Kiersey Clemons for AGC Studios. She lives in Los Angeles.
"Author Simmons includes comprehensive guidance, moving beyond financial markets, where she has extensive experience, to include wellness, mindset, and career goals. Add to that valuable equation the much-needed voice of a woman of color and we have a goldmine for anyone seeking to achieve financial aspirations, whether focused on buying a vacation home or looking toward retirement and establishing generational wealth. . . . Supplemented with charts and a glossary of financial terms, Make Money Move will be a valuable addition to general undergraduate, business-school, and public-library collections.” — Booklist