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Lynn O'Shaughnessy

<>Farnoosh Torabi is a personal finance expert, author, speaker, and TV personality. The New York Times calls her advice “perfectly practical.” Her first book, You’re So Money, was widely acclaimed for its candid, tell-all advice for young adults seeking financial independence.


Farnoosh’s latest television work includes SOAPnet’s Bank of Mom & Dad, where she coaches young women struggling with debt. She was also the resident finance expert on TLC’s REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE.


You’ve seen Farnoosh on Larry King Live, The View, Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Tyra, Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN. She was formerly a Senior Financial Correspondent and host of Wall Street Confidential with Jim Cramer for TheStreet.com TV. Farnoosh’s work and advice have been profiled in The New York Times, The New York Post, Real Simple, Glamour, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Money Magazine, AOL, People, and Entrepreneur Magazine.


Farnoosh attended Pennsylvania State University, graduating with honors in finance and international business. She also holds an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.



Lynn O’Shaughnessy is a nationally recognized higher-ed author, journalist, and speaker. She writes frequently about college issues for CBS MoneyWatch and for her own popular college blog at TheCollegeSolution.com.


Lynn has written or been interviewed about college for such media outlets as Money Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Fox Business News, Huffington Post, Parade Magazine, CBS This Morning, USA Today, and US News & World Report. She is the consulting director of college planning, K-12, at the University of California, San Diego Extension. She also is a frequent speaker on how families can find and afford great schools. Lynn’s daughter is a recent college graduate and her son is a college sophomore. Lynn is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.