With unemployment numbers still in double digits, especially amongst minorities and everyday Americans trying to understand the debt ceiling debate and how they can manage their daily expenses, savings, 401K and finances, Jennifer Streaks, is a finance expert, multi-platform journalist, empowerment speaker, and financial author with an edgy voice on practical tips to thrive in today’s economic climate. In an age when, depending on the political pundit or financial contributor you’re watching, one can easily experience mass confusion on how to manage their income; Ms. Streaks offers a refreshing shift in thinking on saving, purchasing, and all matters of the pocketbook.

Elegant, poised, and passionate about educating businesses and consumers on financial issues that face each American, Jennifer Streaks is an accomplished financial services professional based in Washington, D.C., with more than a decade of finance, investment management, and securities experience who has turned her attention to championing financial literacy and management for both corporations and individuals. Recently featured in prominent media sources, Ms. Streaks discusses:
Political backlash in 2012 elections due to economic setbacks
How to handle the downgrade effect
Creating a financial back-up plan
Wealth disparities among minorities versus other cultures

She is a noted contributor on finance issues; has hosted political news television show News/Counterpoint, and served as a financial expert for articles in U.S. News and World Report. Ms. Streaks is also a financial contributor and writer for WUSA9, a Washington, D.C. CBS affiliate and was recently featured as a financial expert on MSNBC's NewsNation discussing big banks, the debit card fees and Occupy Wall Street and on FOX detailing end of the year tax tips.

She is also well-versed in the main issue that topples business owners: Money. She advises businesses on taxation questions, creative ways to obtain financing and acquiring assets wisely.

Ms. Streaks entered the financial industry as an analyst with the National Association of Securities Dealers. On the front-lines problem solving crucial developments, such as insider trading and market manipulation, she offered a fresh perspective on issues related to the financial sector as business officer in both the securities and banking and business industries for major companies including KPMG, LLP, where she serviced elite clientele such as Merrill Lynch, Fleet Boston Bank and Legg Mason.

In 2003, Jennifer Streaks, was appointed to the bi-partisan Ppresident’s Commission on the United States Postal Service, vetting corporate governance and finance matters resulting in a final report, including recommendations, presented to Congress. She also monitored hotbed issues such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, corporate ethics and financial accountability as her role in this capacity.

Ms. Streaks has developed programs teaching basic financial strategies through her new monthly blog, Dollars & Streaks. She is also writing her debut book titled Digging Your Dreams Out of Debt; a book that focuses on financial management and addresses credit issues, retirement and investing, and avoiding financial pitfalls.

A native of South Carolina, Jennifer is a graduate of the College of Charleston. She also earned a law degree and has an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business.

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