Work with me.

I started this website in 2011 as I was quickly finding ways to get my family up above the poverty line. I decided to share everything I was learning on the internet and a blog was born.

What started as just a hobby developed into a career. Femme Frugality has been nominated for several Plutus Awards, earned a Center for Financial Services Innovation Scholarship in 2017, and contributed to the award of a PEN America Grant in 2020.


Writing has led to numerous other opportunities which I am incredibly grateful for. In October of 2018, I published The Feminist Financial Handbook with Mango Press. It was an Amazon #1 New Release across multiple categories, but I sometimes have a hard time talking about my own work.

Here are some words I was honored Professor Barbara O’Neill of Rutgers contributed to tell you a little more about it:

While The Feminist Financial Handbook addresses personal finance topics such as budgeting systems, investment options, and emergency funds, its unique value is describing the backstories of women’s financial lives. Chapter topics include: single parenting, gender income gaps, salary negotiations, financial account ownership, PTSD and depression, and domestic and financial abuse.

Skillfully combining political and historical insights, research findings, and real-life stories of women managing their finances, Conroy offers readers hope, support, and specific action steps at the end of each chapter. Women who desire financial security for themselves and others and financial educators, counselors, coaches, and planners who assist them will benefit greatly from the unique perspectives contained within this book.

Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®
@moneytalk1 and co-author of Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women

Freelance Writer

As if the blog and book weren’t enough, I keep my fingers at the keyboard for my freelance writing clients. My freelance work has been featured on many major sites, including MSNMoney, HerAgenda, MagnifyMoney and more. My work has also appeared in Pittsburgh Parent and other print publications.

If you’re looking for a freelance writer who knows how to provide rich, contextual financial content that speaks to your readers’ everyday needs, check out this small portion of my portfolio.

I’d be happy to discuss your project. Get in touch by emailing me at femmefrugality{at}gmail{dot}com.


Are you a marketing professional who needs the insight of a member of the independent financial media?

Reach out!

I have provided consulting services which have enabled my clients to understand trends within the personal finance community, build meaningful, long-term relationships with influencers and create marketing plans that optimize audience engagement.

I’d love to talk about your project and explore how my twelve years of experience and networking in this space can help you reach your online marketing goals.

Get in touch by email: femmefrugality{at}gmail{dot}com


If you’re looking for an engaging speaker to get your audience excited about a topic that is typically considered snore-worthy, you’ve come to the right place. I have both spoken at and organized exciting local events in the Pittsburgh region, in addition to speaking at national conferences and universities in person and online.

Topics I’ve tackled before include financial management for female freelancers, overcoming poverty, and the finances of raising disabled children. In addition to these topics, I am available to speak on college finances and any number of women’s money issues.

If you have another topic you’d like addressed, don’t hesitate to reach out. If I’m not the best fit for your event, I’d be happy to connect you with one of my amazing colleagues.

Contact me via email at femmefrugality{at}gmail{dot}com

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