Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP®, is one of the country’s leading advocates for financial education and literacy.
As president of Charles Schwab Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization, Carrie has continued Schwab’s tradition of breaking down barriers. By spearheading two nationally recognized financial education programs in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the AARP Foundation, she has opened new doors to thousands of low-income teens and seniors. As a result of this work, in 2010 Carrie was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability and served as chair of the council’s Partnership Committee until early 2013.
Carrie speaks and writes extensively about personal finance issues, offering guidance and advice through her weekly personal finance column, Ask Carrie, which appears on Schwab.com and Parade.com and is syndicated nationally through the Creators news service. She is also a frequent contributor to national media and has appeared on “Good Morning America,” the “Today” show, CNBC, and NPR.
Now addressing the most important financial challenges of today, Carrie has written The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty: Answers to Your Most Important Money Questions. In an increasingly complex financial world, this book provides an antidote true to Schwab’s heritage: straight talk, clear direction, and the inspiration to take control of your financial future.