Steve & Annette are family finance experts who motivate and empower families to live better while spending less. They are New York Times Best-Selling authors of three books, parents of five kids and internationally recognized as personal finance experts,
As seasoned speakers, Steve and Annette intertwine humor, audience participation and easy to apply principles into each of their presentations. They are a perfect fit for your group. They will motivate, educate and energize your next meeting and all who attend.
They have been invited to share their practical financial information on numerous national TV and radio programs including:
– Good Morning America (2 times) Introduced as “America’s Cheapest Family”
– The Today Show (9 times)
– The Talk (3 times)
– Inside Edition
– The Montel Show
– Fox News Your Life with Neil Cavuto
– Fox News Happening Now
– Fox & Friends
– CNN — Live Desk with Heidi Collins
– The Dr. Phil Show
– Anderson Live
– In the Market with Janet Parshall
– BBC4 radio
– ABC radio (Australia)
As personal finance experts they are regularly quoted in newspapers and have been featured in magazines such as Good Housekeeping, People and Real Simple. They’re also requested experts by numerous websites including: The Yahoo Home Page, YahooFinance, BankRate, Parents.com, Time.com, SimpleDollar, HuffingtonPost, AARP, DollarStretcher, USNewsAndWorld, BottomLine/Personal and many more.
Married in 1982, Steve worked as a graphic designer and Annette stretched their meager earnings until they begged for mercy.
In the first 9 years of marriage, on an average income of only ,000 they purchased and paid off a four-bedroom house. Over time they paid cash for all of their cars, took fantastic debt-free vacations and put their kids through college without any loans.
Prior to becoming best-selling authors, Steve worked as an advertising account executive serving the needs of Fortune 500 companies.
Together they ran a successful volunteer financial coaching organization, helping scores of families learn to better manage their personal finances. In 2003, after years of helping families get right on the money, Steve & Annette created the MoneySmartFamily brand and started writing about their debt-free financial strategies.
Since that time they have appeared on numerous national and international TV and Radio programs providing sensible advice and practical financial solutions that resonate with every social market and income level. They have also become frequently requested speakers to civic groups, libraries, family conventions and businesses as they travel around America sharing their message that frugality frees and debt destroys.
Steve & Annette have been hired to motivate groups including:
– Maricopa Community College District Professional Staff Association
– Wells Fargo Bank Employees
– HEAV Convention Virginia
– FPEA Convention Florida
– Midwest Convention Ohio
– Parents As Teachers Keynote Fundraiser
– Mops Groups
– Church Groups
– Warren County Public Library
– Yuma County Library District
– University of Indiana / Purdue University—Midwest Leaders in MCH Nutrition Network