Resources for Women

At Purse Strings, we are dedicated to educating women on money and finance, but we’re not alone in this mission!
In fact, here are some excellent resources that we wanted to share with you.

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ChangEd is a simple solution that automates student loan debt repayment.
Student loans are a heavy, but sometimes a necessary burden. ChangEd helps you pay yours off years sooner, saving you thousands of dollars in interest. For $1/month, ChangEd makes it effortless by rounding up your everyday purchases to the next dollar and setting aside your spare change for principal payments. Once the ‘spare change’ adds up to $100, that payment is automatically transferred to your loan and applied to the principal. No budgeting or thinking or added work on your part!

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College Money Tips

Are you completely lost during the college search process? College Money Tips offers a way to navigate it all, from the admission process to building relationships, with money tips built-in. The founder, Melissa Brock, taps into 12 years of college admission experience. She knows how and why so many moms struggle with the college search process and loves streamlining it in an interesting way. Melissa is also the Money editor at Benzinga, where she dives into her love of personal finance to deliver money education content for all women!

Melissa Brock

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Tony Steuer

Tony Steuer has led the way in establishing a path for Financial Literacy through his award-winning books and podcast "GET READY with Tony Steuer":

- GET READY! A Step-By-Step Guide for Maintaining Your Financial First Aid Kit **
Insurance Made Easy *
- Questions and Answers on Life Insurance: The Life Insurance Toolbook** ***
- The Questions and Answers on Life Insurance Workbook*
- The Questions and Answers on Disability Insurance Workbook
- The Questions and Answers on Insurance Planner

*Awarded the Apex Award for Publication
**Awarded the “Excellence in Financial Literacy (EIFLE) Award from the Institute of Financial Literacy
*** Named on Forbes’ Top 9 Great Investment Books List

Tony regularly consults with InsureTechs, Financial Planners, Insurance Agencies, Attorneys, Insurance Companies, and other Financial Service Companies on insurance marketing and product best practices/on strategies to help consumers GET READY through Financial Preparedness and the GET READY! Financial Standards. Tony is a past member of the California Department of Insurance Curriculum Board and current member of the National Financial Educator’s Council (NFEC) Curriculum Advisory Board.

Tony Steuer lives in Alameda, California.

Tony Steuer

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Turnkey Style

For close to a decade, Elisa Ellis has been transforming closets and the lives of women everywhere. Her impeccable sense of style is what sets her apart from her peers and her clients can’t get enough of her expertise. Elisa isn’t interested in trends – she is incredibly passionate about helping her clients look and feel their very best in every conceivable situation. Elisa helps her clients find new levels of confidence by elevating their style so that they look good and feel good when they walk out the door, into a board room, or up onto a stage. Elisa works with clients in person, virtually, and through her on line course "Closet Transformation: Unlock the Secrets to Clean Out Your Closet.”

Elisa graduated from UCLA in 1993 and went on to have a successful career as an event planner at UCLA and Stanford University. In 2013, a move with her family to Westlake Village, CA changed her career focus and she became a stylist full time. Since then, Elisa has been helping her clients find new ways to style outfits, organize their closets, coordinate spectacular outfits, as well as shop for new, timeless pieces.

Elisa Ellis

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