Beverly Harzog is a nationally recognized credit card expert, consumer advocate, and author of the forthcoming Confessions of a Credit Junkie: Everything you need to know to avoid the mistakes I made (Career Press, November 25, 2013).
She’s appeared on Fox News, ABC News Now, CNN Newsource, and major media markets, including New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and San Francisco. She’s also a frequent guest on syndicated radio shows across the country, including ABC News Radio.
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, ABCNews.com, NBCNews.com, New York Daily News, Washington Post, Time.com, Associated Press, MSNMoney.com, Reuters.com, Inc., Entrepreneur, Family Circle, Real Simple, Bankrate.com, CNBC.com, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, and more. She’s also the credit card columnist for the popular personal finance site, WiseBread.com.
Her new book, Confessions of a Credit Junkie: Everything you need to know to avoid the mistakes I made, will be published by Career Press on November 25, 2013. It’s 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.
She’s also the co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Person-to-Person Lending (Alpha Books/Penguin, April 2009) and Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits: Four Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential (Greenleaf Publishing, June 2011).
Beverly is a sought-after speaker at national conferences. She’ll be speaking at the Finance Bloggers Conference (FinCon13) this October in St. Louis.
She’s also a regular speaker at College Week Live, the world’s largest online college fair. Beverly does a live webcast at both the spring and fall fairs every year. Almost 90 colleges and more than 500,000 students virtually attend each year. Her talk, “Confessions of a Credit Junkie,” is a popular session.
She’s spoken many times at the annual conference of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and at various other annual conferences, such as the National Communication Association, Southern States Communication Association, and the National Crisis Management Conference.
Credit Card Expert Witness & Consulting
She’s been hired to serve as an expert witness for legal firms, which included a written analysis to support the firm’s case and answering questions at arbitration hearings. As a consultant, credit-related websites have hired Beverly when they need a credit card expert to review the site and make recommendations for improvement. She’s also available to create custom content that needs an expert touch.
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, 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.