Kathy G. Mills, Finance Writer
Kathy G. Mills is a former teacher and textbook writer who believes that anyone can learn ANYTHING with the right instruction. She focuses on teaching investing strategies to beginners and “taking the fear out of finance.”
It took some time for her to get to this point. Like a lot of young people, she was getting by and managing to pay the bills, but she wasn’t committing to a specific goal or financial future. After landing her first professional job and suddenly having access to investment options, she realized she had no idea where to start! She scored all of the print resources available to her at the time (these were pre-internet days…), talked to professionals, and learned how to crunch numbers until she figured out how to start saving for her future. “Why isn’t this kind of thing taught in school?” she wondered.
And so began a journey to bring free financial education to the masses. She returned to college to earn a B. S. in accounting and then started thinking about ways to combine her education, experience, and passion into a single endeavor. The result was the website www.wallstreetiswaiting.com, an online resource for beginning investors.
In 2017, she decided to gather up her first year’s worth of blog posts, do a little editing and re-organizing, and publish it as a comprehensive investing guidebook. Market Mojo: A Beginner’s Guide to the Stock Market made its debut on Amazon in the fall of 2017. The reception was encouraging and it earned some amazing accolades for a first book!
Winner: Outstanding Non-Fiction
Independent Author Network (IAN) 2018
Finalist: Business Motivational
National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) 2018
Indie Book Awards 2018
Kathy continues to write for the website and is working on her second book: More Market Mojo: Investing Beyond the Stock Market.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys volunteering her time and talents to people in need of financial advice. She provides free seminars on retirement planning for audiences of different ages and income levels. She also works with victims of domestic abuse, helping them to put together budgets and debt reduction plans. (Check out her recent interview on the Hope When There Was None Facebook page my Melinda Kunst) She would eventually like to extend the Wall Street is Waiting brand by offering online courses and organizing weekend investment retreats for women.