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Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

Keynote Speaker, New York Times Bestselling Author, Media Spokesperson, Consultant, Investor and LLC

Houston, TX

Member Since April 2023


Communication & Public Speaking
Financial Education
Coaching & Mentoring


Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®, is a personal finance expert, speaker, and author of 15 money-management books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom. Lynnette has been featured in 3 popular TV commercials and over 1,000 TV segments nationwide, including television appearances on Oprah, Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Good Morning America, The TODAY Show, and many more. A former financial news journalist, Lynnette now co-owns LLC, a financial education company that she runs with her husband, Earl Cox. Together, they offer financial education consulting services, courses, and workshops. As a subject matter expert on many personal finance topics – including credit and debt; saving and budgeting; paying for college; mortgages and homeownership; as well as entrepreneurship and wealth building – Lynnette helps organizations of all kinds develop and roll out high-quality financial literacy programs and campaigns. She also creates online financial education curricula and content. In addition, she provides strategic counsel to companies, non-profits, government agencies, or educational institutions that want to launch financial products, services, apps, or other tools. Before starting in 2003, Lynnette was a Wall Street Journal reporter for CNBC, covering business and personal finance news. Lynnette spent nearly 10 years at Dow Jones & Co. Inc. as a reporter, bureau chief, deputy managing editor, and personal finance editor. Prior to her work at Dow Jones, Lynnette was a correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer, a writer and assistant producer for WTXF (FOX-TV) in Philadelphia, and a writer for the Associated Press in Los Angeles. Lynnette earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Irvine. She also holds a Master of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California. Lynnette is a native of Los Angeles who spent 20 years on the East Coast but now lives in the greater Houston area with her husband, Earl. Together, they are the proud parents of 3 children – including two recent college graduates and one college-bound teenager.

Published content

10 Steps for Having Better Money Conversations With Your Spouse

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The way you approach these conversations can set the stage for your whole relationship — for better or worse. Money and finances can be a truly divisive topic, and nowhere is this more true than with romantic partners. With differing spending and saving habits, economic backgrounds, values or beliefs around money, couples may find it difficult to get on the same page when it comes to their finances. In some cases, disagreements around money may even lead couples to break up or divorce. In this way, it’s vital couples have conversations about money early on to set a better foundation for their financial future together. However, ensuring you’re having these conversations the right way — without them turning into arguments — is key to your success. To offer their guidance, 10 financial experts from Kiplinger Advisor Collective each share one piece of advice they’d give to a couple about how to approach money conversations in a better way and work together to accomplish their financial goals.

How To Bounce Back From A Natural Disaster


There are some smart steps you can take to navigate your way back to normalcy and make yourself more disaster-proof in the future.

11 Smart Ways to Use Your Graduation Money (According to Financial Experts)

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When high school or college graduation day comes, you’re likely relishing the moment, caught up in the excitement of reaching a major milestone and starting a new chapter in your life — You’re likely not thinking about how to invest your money for the future. However, after the celebration is over and you’re ready to take your next step, it’s wise to consider what you’ll do with any monetary gifts you received and how those gifts can help jump-start this next phase of life. While your money can be well-spent in a number of ways, the financial experts of Kiplinger Advisor Collective recommend the following 11 approaches. Implementing even just one of these strategies can help you start off adulthood on the right foot and set you up for a successful financial future.

Company details LLC

Company bio LLC is a financial education company specializing in creating customized financial wellness solutions for organizations ranging from non-profits and universities to government and Fortune 100 companies. Our mission is to form partnerships with organizations and key individuals that promote financial wellness and increase the financial literacy of individuals, couples, and families worldwide. Visit their free personal finance advice site at


Financial Education & Literacy

Area of focus

Financial Education & Literacy
Financial Technology (Fintech)

Company size

2 - 10