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About CMO

Chief Mom Officer is built for career-driven mothers looking for advice and education on managing money, building wealth, balancing their work+ life, and continuing to further their careers.

About Liz Gendreau, Founder & CEO Of Chief Mom Officer

"I believe you deserve to be a fulfilled, happy, WHOLE person who feels at peace with their financial decisions and empowered in their career direction."

I started Chief Mom Officer  in late 2016, when I was a 36 year old technology project manager tired of personal finance blogs being all about white men – and blogs for women being all about couponing and saving money.

I’m a certified money nerd who has been reading and thinking about this stuff since I was a broke teenager and a young mom (pregnant my last semester of college, in fact). One of my biggest inspirations, when I was starting my career, was reading the stories of successful working moms, and the stories of others growing their net worth to strive for financial independence. I started this site originally to share my story, and the stories of others, in hopes of helping others like I had been helped myself.

Today, I have three wonderful boys and have been married to my husband for over twenty years now. When I started this blog he was a stay at home dad while I worked full time in technology. Over the last five years he’s gotten a part time job, and then a full time one at a nursing home, but I’ve remained the breadwinner.

Over Time I Have:
In this space, we are on a mission to have both your success and happiness collide.
Liz. Founder of Chief Mom Officer

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Personal finance and investing has been a hobby and passion of mine since I was a teenager. A huge part of my success, and overcoming obstacles, has been reading inspiring stories of other women who had done the same.

Now I bring together my love of personal finance, desire to help others succeed, passion for teaching my kids about money, and stories of other successful women – whether they be breadwinning, six figure, millionaires, women seeking financial freedom, or women building the life of their dreams here on Chief Mom Officer.

Overcoming obstacles and refusing to let them deter me from achieving my dreams is an ongoing theme in my life. I love helping to be a part of showing other people facing obstacles that it is indeed possible to overcome them and achieve your dreams.

Although I was always been a saver and investor, over time a bit of lifestyle inflation had crept in. After my husbands near death experience, I knew that had to change. We had to get serious about achieving financial freedom, because we knew from experience just how bad things could get. So we quickly dug out from “normal” debt, paid off the mortgage before I turned 40, saved and invested for retirement and college, and are working towards achieving financial independence while having frugal fun together along the way. I also love teaching my kids important lessons about money in fun, different, and creative ways. And I share those here with you.

Stay In Touch!

You can connect over on Facebook or Twitter so we can stay in touch. On Instagram I love sharing pictures of our family’s fun and frugal adventures. Any questions? Need my help with something? Drop an e-mail to Liz@chiefmomofficer.org. Thanks again for stopping by!