is a leading financial expert who explores the emotional and cultural factors that block financial success. She brings more than 30 years of experience to her consulting practice, Bridgforth Financial & Associates, LLC, and she specializes in a holistic approach to money management. Bridgforth is the author of "Girl, Get Your Money Straight!" and with Gail Perry-Mason, she coauthored "Girl, Make Your Money Grow!" Her most recent release is entitled "Girl, Get Your Credit Straight!" All of her books are Essence bestsellers. Bridgforth has been featured in USA Today
, Essence, Ebony
, Black Enterprise
magazines as well as on television and radio shows nationwide, including "Oprah," "The Today Show," "Larry King Live," "CNN," "ABC News Now" and "Fox Business News." She was honored as an Influential African American on the highly rated radio program, "The Steve Harvey Morning Show." Bridgforth was one of the featured coaches on Oprah's widely popular, six-part series "America's Debt Diet." She conducts workshops and lectures around the country. In 2007 she completed a four-city national tour as a keynote speaker with Bishop TD Jakes' BEST Conferences.