Remember when "Sex and the City"'s Carrie Bradshaw faced the brutal realization that she couldn't buy her apartment because she'd already spent her money on a closet full of Manolos? Well, if Carrie had met Catey first, she'd own her co-op and be on her way to a comfortable retirement Catey Hill is the online money expert for the "Daily News" Web site—and author of this humorous, practical "girlfriends guide" to personal finance for 20- and 30-something females. (The ones with the designer shoes...and maxed-out credit cards.) With a hip, "I've been there" voice along with worksheets and exercises, she helps women evaluate why they spend, get out of debt, and create a savings and retirement plan that even allows for the occasional splurge. Among the topics she covers: student loans, car payments, investing, saving for a home, and more.
Catey Hill recently joined the Daily News as multimedia editor of newyorkdailynews.com, focusing on their Money section. Previously, Catey was the marketing director at Plum TV. She first realised the need to kick her shoe habit and get her finances in order when working as the financial marketing manager for Forbes magazine.