Manisha Thakor, CFA, CFP®, has worked in the financial services industry for more than 25 years. She is the founder of MoneyZen, a boutique financial-wellbeing consultancy through which she currently teaches, speaks, and consults around financial life issues. Manisha earned her master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School and her bachelor degree from Wellesley College.
An ardent financial literacy advocate for women, Manisha is the coauthor of two critically acclaimed personal finance books, On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl's Guide to Personal Finance and Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money With Your Honey. Manisha also sits on the board of the National Endowment for Financial Education.
Manisha’s financial teachings have been featured in a wide range of national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Women's Day, Essence, Glamour, and Real Simple. Her national television appearances on the subject of women and financial independence include The Today Show, The Rachel Ray Show, CNN’s Your Bottom Line, and PBS’s Nightly Business Report.