Neale Godfrey is the financial voice for women and multi-generations as well as a world-renowned speaker and author, who has inspired millions through her work. She motivates, trains, educates, and frankly, entertains by delivering her core message: Empower yourself to take control of your financial life.

Neale brings an important perspective on connecting the financial dots for families, which she delivers to thousands of corporate audiences and financial advisors.

As the creator for the topic of “kids and money” and trailblazer for financial literacy, Neale Godfrey has worked tirelessly over the last 35 years to connect the family around the topic of money.

Neale began her journey in 1972 as one of the first female executives at The Chase Manhattan Bank (the world’s largest bank at the time). She later went on to become President of The First Women’s Bank and founder of The First Children’s Bank in FAO Schwarz. Neale was also involved with the Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship in Harlem.

Neale is the New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author of Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children and has authored a total of 28 books to empower kids and their parents to have a healthy relationship with money.

Neale has represented global companies as a National Spokesperson; including Microsoft, UPS, Lincoln Financial, Fidelity, AIG, Nuveen, Aetna, Coca-Cola, among others. She has also appeared as a financial expert on programs such as; The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and The Today Show, on major news networks such as; CNN, CNBC, and FOX Business, and starred in the PBS Special, “Your Money, Your Children, Your Life.”

Neale is a popular contributor for Kiplinger, a former contributor to and Huffington Post, and a former Nationally Syndicated Columnist for the Associated Press.

Neale has served on White House and Governor’s Task Forces, as well as on the Board of Directors of UNICEF, UNWomen, Young President’s Organization — YPO (Member since 1987), The NY Board of Trade, and Morris County Chamber of Commerce.


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Neale Godfrey’s Be Money Smart in Tough Times: For Parents and Grandparents is not only a must-have guide for parents and grandparents but for every adult to understand their relationship with money. It is an incredible tool for teaching financial literacy to children of all ages, even the adult kids, but it also teaches values and responsibility. It gives parents a clear-eyed view of their financial acumen and also helps them understand when they are using money as a substitute for something else in their relationship with their kids. This is a book about life, it is just taught through the lens of money.
– Joyce M. Roché, Former President and CEO, Girls Incorporated
Raising financially-smart kids from a young age is imperative as it gives them the financial building blocks to better prepare them for their future. The earlier that parents teach their kids about personal finance, the more time their kids will have to learn, ask questions, and make mistakes in a safe and supervised way. Neale’s work in the financial literacy space is so important, and this book will be a great resource for all families as they raise the next financially successful generation.
– Tim Sheehan, Co-Founder and CEO, Greenlight

Booksby Neale Godfrey

Be Money Smart in Tough Times

Money Doesn't Grow On Trees: A Parent's Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children

Money Still Doesn't Grow on Trees: A Parent's Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Teenagers and Young Adults

Mom, Inc.: Taking Your Work Skills Home

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