• More than 10 years of experience as a journalist covering topics like personal finance, parents, and mental health
  • Former marketing and communications professional at a real estate company
  • Host of local workshops discussing financial and contractual advice for freelance professionals
  • Has writing expertise focused on the intersection of personal finance, race, and culture


Terri Huggins is an award-winning journalist with more than 10 years of professional experience writing about personal finance, parenting, and emotional well-being. Within her work, Terri focuses on the intersection of those topics with race and culture. Terri was first introduced to personal finance management while working at a real estate office. After that experience, she started a blog focused on running a side hustle, student debt repayment, and money management. Terri has since written for a variety of publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, Real Simple, Huffington Post, and more. In addition to her writing work, Terri is a frequent public speaker and fitness instructor.


Terri Huggins has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism from Rider University.

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