About Beverly

Beverly Harzog is a nationally recognized consumer credit expert and author of the new best-selling book, The Debt Escape Plan: How to Free Yourself From Credit Card Balances, Boost Your Credit Score, and Live Debt-Free (Career Press, 2015). Check out Beverly’s book page to get more details about her new book and where it’s been featured in the media.

In the News

Beverly’s appeared on Fox News, ABC News Now, FoxNews.com LIVE, CNN Newsource, and major media markets, including NY1 (New York City), Philadelphia, Boston, and San Francisco. She’s also a frequent guest on syndicated radio shows.

Her advice can also be found in print and on major websites, including The Wall Street Journal, CNNMoney.com, The New York Times, USA Today, SmartMoney, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, ABCNews.com, NBCNews.com, New York Daily News, Washington Post, Time.com, Associated Press, MSNMoney.com, Consumers Digest, Reuters.com, Inc., Entrepreneur, Family Circle, Real Simple, Investor’s Business Daily, Bankrate.com, CNBC.com, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, and more.

She’s also the Consumer Credit Adviser for LendingTree.com where she writes feature stories and  does a weekly Q&A to answer readers’ questions.

Beverly’s Books

Her award-winning and best-selling book, Confessions of a Credit Junkie: Everything you need to know to avoid the mistakes I made (Career Press, November, 2013) is the story of how she went from being a credit card disaster to a credit card diva. While weaving in entertaining tales of her credit card misadventures, she shows you how to stay out of debt and even make a profit from your credit cards.

This book was chosen by Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary as her Color of Money Book Club pick for December 2013. Confessions of a Credit Junkie also won an Outstanding Nonfiction Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

She’s also the co-author of Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits: Four Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential (Greenleaf Publishing, June 2011) and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Person-to-Person Lending (Alpha Books/Penguin, April 2009).


Beverly is a sought-after speaker at national conferences. Here’s a list of upcoming and recent appearances:

  •  September 19-20, 2014 at FinCon14: Where Money and Media Meet in New Orleans. Topic: Marketing Your Book.
  • April 25, 2014 at the American Society of Journalists and Authors in New York City. Topic: Marketing Your Book Begins Before You Write Your Book.
  •  April 9, 2014, live webcast for College Week Live, the world’s largest online college fair. Beverly speaks at this event twice a year. Almost 90 colleges and more than 500,000 students virtually attend each year. Topic: Confessions of a Credit Junkie.
  • November 21, 2013, live webcast for College Week Live. Topic: Confessions of a Credit Junkie.
  • October 19, 2013 at FinCon13: Where Money and Media Meet in St. Louis. Topic: Media Strategies for Rock-Star Bloggers.

Other speaking appearances: National Communication Association, Southern States Communication Association, and the National Crisis Management Conference.

Personal Stuff

Beverly’s a former CPA and has an MBA from the University of New Haven in Connecticut. She also spent two years in a doctoral program at the University of Georgia studying speech communication.

She lives with her husband, two children, Marshall, an emotionally-needy Maltese, and a water snake (no, really) in Johns Creek, Georgia, a northern suburb of Atlanta. She’s an exercise junkie, loves to listen to music (everything but country), and is a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan.

You can follow her on Twitter: @BeverlyHarzog. For her expert credit card reviews and the latest buzz on credit cards, please subscribe to her blog.