About the OG Bloggers

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Jasmine Watts

Jasmine Watts is the Creator and Editor-in-Chief of Miss Millennia Magazine. She started her blog in 2011 when she realized the need millennial women had for resources to become their very best selves with their money, career, and well being. Jasmine has been featured in The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Jointly.fi and American Writers and Artists Inc.

Melissa Berry

Melissa Berry is the founder of Everyday Spokane, a local niche travel blog about Spokane, WA. She's been able to transform from blogger to online entrepreneur, which enabled her to move states and live life as a digital nomad when she feels like it. She's been featured on Experian, Dear Debt, No Guilt Mom, Debt.com, Rockstar Finance, StefanieOConnell.com, and Your Personal Finance Pro just to name a few.

Kamika Smith

Kamika Smith is the founder of the Well Balanced Wallet. She started her blog when she realized that Millennials (born 1980-2000) had very little guidance on navigating life with student loan debt. The blog covers a variety of personal finance topics to help Millennials get out of debt, and save money while maintaining a quality of life. Kamika has been blogging for several years now and she is a former contributor to Miss Millennia Magazine. She has also worked with brands that include Snapple, Tyson, and Match.com.

Lauren Daly

Lauren Daly is creator behind The Practical Penny. She started blogging in 2015 to help early career women were struggling to achieve financial stability. She's grown a hobby into an online business which helps fund her early retirement dreams. Lauren's favorite way to earn money blogging is creating helpful products, including the 90-Day First $1,000 Savings Challenge.