Like so many women, I, Evie Preston, have always led a double life—from housewife/mom to teacher writer, then adding author during my financial career. Starting my professional life in the high school classroom teaching French and English, along the way I wrote a humor column for The Palo Alto Weekly, was featured as a “Young Mother” in Redbook magazine, and co-authored many newspaper and magazine articles on women and finance. Currently I write a financial column for the quarterly Active Over 50 magazine.
During my twenty-five-years as an investment advisor, I’ve held real estate, insurance, and securities licenses and marketed “Money Smarts” workshops. My clients came to me from seminars, media appearances, and what seemed like eons of cold calling. I’ve chronicled some of those adventurous detours in my book, Memoirs of the Money Lady. This recap of my crawl up the financial learning curve takes a light look at a serious subject—how money impacts all of life’s inevitable changes. Memoirs proves that people, especially women, can overcome inexperience, setbacks, and the unexpected as they grow through life, I also share how it definitely helps to have a sense of humor!
Since I finished the book, I have taken on a full plate of speaking and writing gigs, using most of my own life transitions as “fodder” for teaching and speaking. I’ve enjoyed positive feedback from diverse audiences who seem to identify with my take on the fun and foibles in modern life. Please let me know if you are looking for an entertaining and inspiring speaker for your meeting, event or special occasion.