So Money - Episode 44

Manisha Thakor

Founder of

I’ve been privileged to have many amazing women on the show. And today’s guest is no exception. Manisha Thakor is a founder of and a financial literacy advocate for women, who co-authored 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 is a Chartered Financial Analyst who spent over 20 years working in the financial services industry. In 2009, she launched her Financial Education practice. And in 2012, she started her independent Wealth Management practice, which recently merged with Buckingham Family of Financial Services. Today, in addition to her current role with Buckingham as a Director of Wealth Strategies for Women, she also serves as a consultant to TIAA-CREF’s Women’s Engagement Initiative and is on the National Board of the Girls Scouts.

Three takeaways from our interview:

— How Manisha got hooked on personal finance

— Her best stress-reduction secret

— Her go-to investing approach … an approach she only RECENTLY realized is the BEST way to go …after many years in the industry.

If you’d like to learn more about Manisha Thakor, head over to and follow her on Twitter @ManishaThakor. Also, check out PBS frontline video Manisha mentioned about The Retirement Crisis as well as Garrett Planning Network and

Our favorite quote from the interview: “Active investing is like looking for a four-leaf clover” – click to tweet

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