Unlike many teens her age, Eva Baker started to get interested in personal finance at the young age of 16. She started listening to Dave Ramsey’s teachings and got hooked. But what she soon realized is there was a ton of information out there on how to fix your financial woes, but not a ton on how to avoid them when you’re a teen and just starting your own personal finance journey.
That’s when she got the idea to create TeensGotCents, a financial literacy blog for teens that explores money and issues relating to adolescents specifically. I sure wish her blog was around when I was in high school! I’m sure I would have figured out how to make my part-time job income go further.
As she mentions in the interview, she also started her blog as her major project for school, but it eventually took off and became her full-time gig. Now in her 20s, she manages a staff of writers to keep creating valuable content for teens on the website. And if that weren’t impressive enough, she also founded her own conference — The Teenpreneur Conference — that’s all about promoting entrepreneurship to teens. The next conference will be taking place June 8-10, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida.