What is TeensGotCents?
TeensGotCents is one of the largest personal finance websites entirely devoted to teenagers. We help thousands of readers from around the globe learn how to manage their money well now, have fun doing so, and (hopefully!) not make those big money mistakes that will haunt them for years to come.
We have been recognized with two national blogging awards from The Plutus Awards including “Best Blog for Teens, College Students, Young Adults” in 2014 and “Best Generational Personal Finance Blog” in 2016.
Our goal is to help teens and college students improve their lives by helping them understand how to budget their money, go to college debt free, get a great part time job, shop smart, and do fun DIY projects that will save them money. We are accomplishing this goal, not through slick marketing or perfect instagram accounts, but by being authentic about the wins we have with our own money as well as the mistakes we’ve made.
Welcome! We are so glad you are here!
Please direct all media inquiries, interview requests, questions, criticism,
or outrage to (904) 383-9552 or eva at teensgotcents dot com. Thank you!
Founder & CEO
Hi! I’m Eva. When I was sixteen years old I started TeensGotCents as a high school project. It was supposed to last for two years, but here I am, five years later! Thanks to 121 Financial Credit Union, FinCon, The Plutus Awards, and help from so many (the list is long!) TeensGotCents is now my full time job and passion in life.
Originally, my goal was to create a website that would be a help to me and other teens as we learn how to manage our money well and reach our financial goals. Since that time I’ve been blessed with growth I didn’t imagine possible and an amazing team of teen writers who are transparent and totally honest about their successes and failures with money.
The teens who reach out to me to share their stories, ask questions, and who aren’t waiting around to start living their life well inspire me to keep TeensGotCents going. Teens everywhere are changing their lives and their future in meaningful ways by taking charge of their money now.
The TeensGotCents Team
Sarah Fechtel is a twenty-one year old fashion queen and opera diva. When she isn’t busy with college classes or digging through the half price bin at her local thrift shop you may find her bouncing around the Outback on her latest mission trip. She will be sharing her best tips on fashion and frugality here at the ShoppingCents tab! Although Sarah is no longer writing every month you can still find all of her fabulous ‘Shopping With Sarah’ posts here on TeensGotCents. Thanks so much Sarah!
Michael Horton is a sports fanatic and a closet Trekkie. When he isn’t perusing through hundreds of sports articles you can find him on the basketball court or in the local Best Buy searching for a good deal on the latest piece of tech. Whenever he has a free moment he loves to lounge around jamming to his Beats by Dr. Dre (which doesn’t happen nearly often enough in his opinion). Mike will be writing about the best way to find tech deals along with product reviews and other ways to save money that generally doesn’t involve Pinterest or any other girly type stuff…