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My name is Andrea Travillian and I help small business owners manage their finances and invest for their future – outside their company.
I have been passionate about business and investing from a young age (bought my first stock in 6th grade), and have my BA in finance from the University of Iowa and my MBA from Creighton University.
After working in banking, mortgages, investments, corporate finance and taxes, I realized my skill lie in educating and helping others grow their business and find financial security. In 2007, I started Smart Step, Inc to help others understand where they want to go and figure out the best path to get there.
I now spend my time coaching small business owners on creating financial stability.
I have written five books on different aspects of personal finance including budgeting, the relationship between money and your health and debt reduction.
I have been married to my husband for 15 years and have one son. We live outside Dallas, Texas. In my free time I enjoy reading, fitness and traveling.
What You Can Expect
Here’s what you can expect from me:
- Prompt professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.
- An announcement about your piece on my social media channels. (This assumes that your piece is open to the public and you want additional visibility for it.)
- Professionally prepared content that will ensure you get exactly what you need for your story, podcast or interview.
Sampling of Past Media
- Stacking Benjamins – episodes 22 (Debt Reduction) and 39 (Wedding Planning)
- The Chris Cerrone show – Episode 38 – Financially Thrive
- Money Matters Podcast – Episode 50 – Healthy Money and Your Health
- The Starters Club – Episode 09 – Five Financial Steps to Take to Get Ready for Self Employment
- Doubt the Doubts – Episode 215 – The Language of Money
- Today’s Leading Women – Episode 187
- Hair Artist Academy – Episode 8 – How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck
- College Prep Podcast – Episode 4 – Realistic Ways to Save for College
- DailyWorth: What it is Really Like to Own a Business
- Fox Business: Five Steps to DIY Debt Management
- Point Blank: Small Business Mistakes with Money
- My Bank Tracker: Financial Issues Between Couples Solved
- Fiduciary News: Ten Reasons Retirement Experts want you to say no to MyRa
- Go Bank Rates: 7 Strategies for Growing Your Savings Account to $1 Million
- Veterans United: Rethink the emergency fund
- Levo: 10 Ways to Slim Down Your Fitness Budget
- Women’s Health – Lowering the Cost of Attending a Wedding
- US News – How to Teach Your Kids Money Management
- She Owns It – Expense Reimbursement for Small Business Owners Made Easy
- Three Steps Radio with Diedre Hughey (WCOM 103.5FM in North Carolina and BlogTalk Radio)
- The Financial View on 1180 KOIL (am), Omaha NE
- Money Matters on KPFT Houston (May 2014)
- The Complete Guide to Your Personal Finances Online: Step-by-Step Instructions to Take Control of Your Financial Future Using the Internet – by Tamsen Butler
- What financial numbers should small business owners watch
- How do you set a business strategy
- How to get started investing
- How to create a life and financial plan
- Are your finances ready for self-employment
- What processes should every small business have in place.
- Goal Setting and achievement tips
- General personal finance topics
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Andrea Travillian is a personal finance and investing expert for small business owners. She has her MBA and undergraduate in finance and has been self-employed since 2002. She is an author, speaker, wife, mom and business owner!
You can find out more at Take A smart Step.com
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