Manisha's Money Saving Tips

Manisha Thakor's Bio

Manisha Thakor is the co-author of two critically acclaimed personal finance books: ON MY OWN TWO FEET and GET FINANCIALLY NAKED. She is blogs about personal finance at The Huffington Post and ForbesWoman and contributes regularly to the NPR show 51% - The Women's Perspective.

Manisha's financial literacy advocacy work has been featured in print and online publications such as: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, Forbes, Glamour, Women's Day, and Real Simple. Manisha's national TV appearances include CNN, CNBC, PBS, ABC News, Fox, HGTV, and The Rachael Ray Show.

Prior to this, Manisha spent 15 years working in the financial services industry. At various points in her career Manisha has worked as an analyst, portfolio manager and client relations executive at SG Warburg, Atalanta/Sosnoff Capital Corp., Fayez Sarofim & Co., and Sands Capital Management.

Manisha received her BA from Wellesley College, her MBA from Harvard Business School, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. Manisha and her husband split their time between Houston, TX and Santa Fe, NM. Additional details can be seen on her website,

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From Florida

“My FSA is a life saver! Last year I was diagnosed with a malignant tumor and luckily I was able to have the necessary surgeries to remove it immediately since my FSA covered all of the out-of-pocket costs for my deductible and medicines.”

Annual Savings: $816

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