Shindy Chen

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Shindy Chen writes a lifestyle, travel, and work newsletter for more than 3,700 followers at, published weekly on Friday afternoons. She shares stories and advice on unconventional earning and learning, lifestyle by design, and reinvention.

She is also the founder of Content Barn, a consulting firm dedicated to helping individuals and companies express themselves through expert content, speech writing, and marketing copy.

Prior to this she was the Founder and CEO of Scribe, a financial content agency, which she founded in 2016 and later sold in December 2022 to Vested Communications.

Shindy offers insights on female entrepreneurship and personal finance, specifically in lending, underwriting, mortgages, and credit.

During her financial career she funded more than $100 million in loan originations, and was a V.P. in lending at Wachovia (now Wells Fargo).

She then segued into financial broadcast journalism at CNBC on “Mad Money w/Jim Cramer,” and later on the assignment and production desks for Bloomberg TV’s morning markets shows in London. Most recently, Shindy was content manager at Betterment, the largest independent wealth robo-advisor.

Shindy is the author of three books, including the #1 Amazon personal finance bestseller “Credit Score Hacks.” She has been featured on Cheddar TV and in Forbes,, Bustle, and Marie Claire, and was a guest contributor for The Huffington Post. She speaks regularly at conferences, most recently for LendIt Fintech in San Francisco and Shanghai, and for Edward Jones Financial Advisors.

Shindy has a B.A. in English Literature and Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA from Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business, and a Master de Management from the Panthéon Sorbonne in Paris.

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