Who Are We?

Why Earn Spend Live?

Earn Spend Live came to be when a Finance editor sat down with a Careers editor and decided we had a lot in common. We’re both professionals in our twenties, learning how to manage our work responsibilities and make smart(ish) financial decisions, all while trying to remember to fold our laundry. Being an adult is hard, but we want to make it easier.

As professional twentysomethings, we know we don’t have it all figured out – so we wanted to create a space where other twentysomethings (like you!) can come to get direct and to-the-point advice on climbing up the career ladder, setting yourself up for financial success, and still making time to veg out on the couch with a good movie. Earn Spend Live is our place to bring you first-person accounts of what it really takes to make it.

“Our mission is to create a community of women helping each other grapple their finances, navigate their career, and live life to the fullest.”

Meet the Team

Meleah Bowles

Meleah Bowles

Co-founder and Editor

My writing (and life) philosophy is simple: No bullshit. I don’t want to read financial advice from some schmoozey dude I wouldn’t trust to watch my dogs, and you don’t either. Since I’m not a 47-year-old investment banker, I don’t know everything there is to know about finance, but what I don’t know, I know where to look to find the answer.

In short, I promise I’ll never tell you to cut your Netflix subscription to save a few bucks, but I might tell you to turn off your cable. Personal finance is all about compromise. Life can’t be all about the serious things, so when I’m not writing or reading about personal finance, I hang out with my dogs, practice some yoga, or catch up on my favorite TV shows.

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Elise Williams

Elise Williams

Co-founder and Editor

I’m a 23-year-old with an online shopping addiction and no filter. I’m an expert on a few things, like leopard print, Sailor Moon, and anything and everything Hollywood-related, and I would much rather watch an entire 10 hours of Keeping Up With the Kardashians than make a 10-year plan (or even a 5-year, TBH). But my professional passion? I’m devoted to helping my fellow girl bosses make smartish decisions and maybe get their shit together in the process.

I don’t have life 100% figured out, but I have a lot of fun learning (and laughing at myself) as I go. To quote my favorite movie High School Musical, “we’re all in this together.”

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Terra Brown

writer

240 Articles

Christine Massey

writer

47 Articles

Earn Spend Live Team

administrator

41 Articles

Anna DePoyster

contributor

29 Articles

Elise Williams

cfeditor

26 Articles

Meleah Bowles

cfeditor

23 Articles

Jordan Butler

contributor

20 Articles

Madelyn Gregg

contributor

13 Articles

Sabrina Runge

contributor

13 Articles

Shannon Sanford

writer

12 Articles

Taylor Hicks

contributor

10 Articles

Garrett Steele

contributor

9 Articles

Sarah Jane Cogswell

contributor

7 Articles

Special Contributor

contributor

6 Articles

Hannah Billingsley

contributor

5 Articles

Brian Thompson

contributor

5 Articles

Lyren Grate

contributor

5 Articles

Melanie Clayton

contributor

4 Articles

Brooke Hinton

contributor

4 Articles

Ashley Bremer

contributor

3 Articles

Lauren Ver Hage

contributor

3 Articles

Jordan Arrington

contributor

3 Articles

Whit Barringer

contributor

2 Articles

Jeri Carter

contributor

2 Articles

Holly Trantham

contributor

1 Article

Katie Cox

contributor

1 Article

Whitney Dosty

contributor

1 Article

Bree Rody-Mantha

contributor

1 Article

Alaina Leary

contributor

1 Article

Laura Portwood

contributor

1 Article

Miriam Bornstein

contributor

1 Article

LaShonda Delivuk

contributor

1 Article