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Alexa von Tobel

Alexa von Tobel is the Founder and CEO of LearnVest. Alexa received an A.B. in Psychology Honors with a citation in Romance Languages and Literature ... More »Alexa von Tobel is the Founder and CEO of LearnVest. Alexa received an A.B. in Psychology Honors with a citation in Romance Languages and Literature at Harvard College. She was awarded Magna Cum Laude Plus for Harvard’s first ever senior thesis on Bhutan. Upon graduation, she worked as a trader at Morgan Stanley in New York in their Global Proprietary Credit Group. Alexa went on to become the Head of Business Development at Drop.io, a technology focused-start up, backed by RRE ventures and DFJ Gotham Ventures. In the fall of 2008, Alexa enrolled in Harvard Business School. When LearnVest received national recognition and was selected as an Astia 2008-2009 company, she took a leave of absence from Harvard Business School in order to launch LearnVest. The concept of LearnVest came to her when she realized she was graduating from Harvard College without ever having taken a single class on the topic of personal finance. Alexa von Tobel feels passionately about making personal finance education fun and accessible to everyone. In addition to LearnVest, Alexa is the co-founder of L.W.A.L.A. (www.lwala.org) a 501c3 focused on fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa.

I'm Alexa von Tobel, Founder of LearnVest, and This Is How I Work

The world of personal finance is hard to navigate, but Alexa von Tobel is making it a lot easier. Her company, LearnVest, pairs users with Certified Financial Planners who make custom plans for saving, getting out of debt, investing, and more. LearnVest also offers a suite of online and ...

WATCH: Should You Separate Your Finances From Your Spouse's? From Alexa von Tobel

From Alexa von Tobel Ever wonder if there any advantages to separating your finances once you're married? When Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO of LearnVest.com, joined me on Mondays with Marlo, she told me that it really doesn't matter. However, she did give me some great tips on ...

LearnVest Founder: How Financial Planning Gave Me A New Perspective

Alexa von Tobel, LearnVest | Feb. 14, 2012, 12:34 PM | Single vs. Married: Which Lifestyle Is More Expensive? You might expect that, as the founder of LearnVest, I have my finances in order. And you’d be right about that, but everyone has something to work on, myself included. For me...

Alexa von Tobel: How To Be The Master Of Your Financial Future

I recently caught up with personal finance guru, Alexa von Tobel, on the tour for her New York Times bestselling book “ Financially Fearless: The LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money “. Tobel is the founder and CEO of LearnVest.com, a company that intends to bring ...

Alexa von Tobel: 4 TEDTalks That Impart True Insight

As founder and CEO of personal finance site LearnVest, Alexa von Tobel is teaching people new things everyday. She knows that the best TEDTalks are the ones that can deliver eye-opening information in a way that’s accessible to the audience. She explains, “When I had the privilege of ...

Alexa von Tobel: How do you maintain the culture as the company grows?

Alexa von Tobel is the founder and CEO of LearnVest.com, the leading personal finance and lifestyle website for women. Alexa developed the idea for LearnVest in 2006, during her senior year at Harvard College, when she realized she, and most of her peers, had never had any formal ...

New Service Empowers Women To Take Charge Of Finances

Launched in July 2011, the study took what founder and CEO Alexa von Tobel called "a snapshot of the average American woman's finances" by surveying 637 women between the ages of 21 to 59. A whopping 66 percent admitted they didn't have a clue where to access relevant financial ...

Meet 3 of Tech's Foremost Female Founders

Alexa von Tobel’s Money Matters: Money Matters: LearnVest’s Mission to Wrangle Your Personal Finances The personal finance site LearnVest — a portmanteau of “learn,” “earn” and “invest” — launched in December 2009. Founder and CEO Alexa von Tobel, left Harvard Business School...

Alexa von Tobel and Samuel Bacharach: 3 Steps to Become a Better Leader

LearnVest founder Alexa von Tobel and Samuel Bacharach, co-founder of Bacharach Leadership Group, demystify the essential skills of leaders and reveal how to instill them in yourself and your employees. Alexa von Tobel and Samuel Bacharach outline the skills that can help anyone ...

LearnVest Founder Alexa von Tobel: 4 Ways to Manage Your Business Finances Like a Pro

By Alexa von Tobel

LearnVest founder Alexa von Tobel provides 4 core principles for keeping your company's finances under control. ALEXA VON TOBEL is the founder and CEO of LearnVest.com, the financial-management and lifestyle website. She was recently selected as one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women ...

LearnVest founder Alexa von Tobel named global entrepreneur ambassador

The UpTake: When Alexa von Tobel, founder of LearnVest, meets today with President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker as a member of a new group of global entrepreneurship ambassadors, she will bring up the financial challenges of entrepreneurship. LearnVest ...

Alexa von Tobel's Lessons for Building a Startup

By Alexa von Tobel

Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of personal finance website LearnVest, knows how to start a business while shrouded in risk. In 2008, just as the financial crisis hit, von Tobel decided to drop out of Harvard Business School and start her own company. Now, after years of running a ...

LearnVest Founder Alexa von Tobel: 3 Essentials for Scaling Your Business

By Alexa von Tobel

LearnVest founder Alexa von Tobel explains why you need to focus on people, communication systems, and finances in order to scale. ALEXA VON TOBEL is the founder and CEO of LearnVest.com, the financial-management and lifestyle website. She was recently selected as one of Fortune's Most ...

Alexa von Tobel: 9 Lessons to Disrupt an Industry

Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of financial management website LearnVest.com, didn’t just set out to start a company, she says. She wanted to disrupt an industry. Speaking at Inc.’s GrowCo conference in New Orleans, the entrepreneur talked about what she learned--from starting her ...

An Inside Look at the Tech That Powers LearnVest

To unearth some juicy details, we took time to speak with LearnVest’s leading team: Alexa von Tobel (Founder and CEO), Hrishi Dixit (CTO), Jeremy Brennan (Director UI/UX Technology), Kevin Connelly (Senior Enterprise Architect) and Cameron Sim (Analytics Lead) to find out more. Harrison: ...

Hiring Secrets of America's Fastest-Growing Companies

By Alexa von Tobel

Cornell professor Sam Bacharach, co-founder of BLG, fielded questions from LearnVest's Alexa von Tobel about the survey results. There's a lot of debate about how much more top executives should make than the lowest-paid employee. What have you found? First of all, it is not unreasonable ...

12 Ways to Dine Out on the Cheap

Reprinted from the book "Financially Fearless: The LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money" by Alexa von Tobel, CFP®. Copyright 2013 by Alexa von Tobel. Published by Crown Business, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin ...

Should You Ask For Money Every Time You Switch Jobs?

To set the record straight, I tapped career experts Samantha Zupan of Glassdoor.com and Penelope Trunk, along with Alexa von Tobel, CEO and founder of LearnVest for their take on the issue. The verdict: Always negotiate for a salary raise before accepting a new job. Here's why: ...

Maximize Your Cash Flow By Selling Your Stuff : NPR

Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with personal finance guru Alexa von Tobel about earning extra holiday cash from home. This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. If your wallet's already hurting this holiday season, we're going to spend the next part of the program ...

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