About the Author, Todd Christensen
Award-winning author, Todd Christensen, MIM, MA, AFC (1966-) is blogger for 50PlusOnFIRE.com, he serves as Education Manager for Debt Reduction Services and Money Fit by DRS, a nationwide nonprofit credit counseling agency, since 2004.
He writes on the FIRE Movement (Financial Independence/Retire Early) and the fundamentals of personal finance and has taught over 2,000 seminars and workshops on budgeting, spending behaviors, building credit, eliminating debt, and building savings. He incorporated many of his students’ experiences and tips into his first book, “Everyday Money for Everyday People” (2014).
Todd draws on his experiences in classrooms and at conferences to help adults, children, and all those in between to improve upon their current personal finance behaviors. Whether you are looking for your own complete money makeover, need a thorough guide to money, or just want to be at peace in your financial world, Todd’s either got the resource and answers or can find them.
Since 2005, he has served in leadership positions, on boards, and on committee of the Idaho Jump$tart Coalition, the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, the Council for Certification of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and various housing authorities.
In addition to being an accomplished public speaker and author, he served in 2009 as a volunteer Spanish and French language interpreter at the Special Olympics 2009 World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho and serves regularly as judge and evaluator for high school state competitions and programs involving personal finance, economics, and entrepreneurship. In 2007, he helped to draft the course standards for Idaho’s Mathematics of Personal Finance high school class. An eagle scout himself, he has also served in multiple adult leadership positions in scouting.
He’s married with four children, is an amateur songwriter, has often joined his tenor voice to church and community choirs, and loves donating to and shopping at thrift stores.
Todd regularly speaks at businesses, conferences, workshops, and symposia.