Carmen is an author, speaker, philanthropist and the Founder and CEO of Malecon Productions. She is the former co-creator and host of the daily television show, On the Money, on CNBC. A former editor at MONEY magazine, Carmen was also a national advice columnist for Glamour, Latina, Essence and Good Housekeeping as well as an expert with NBC’s TODAY Show, MSNBC, CNN, CBS This Morning, ABC’s The View, ​and has written for ​The New York Times​. A member of President Obama’s ‘Business Forward’ initiative to further African-American, Latino and Asian business owners, Carmen was also a faculty professor of behavior economics at New York University and is the author of two best-selling financial advice books, including The Real Cost of Living. A seasoned speaker and moderator, Carmen serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations including the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Dress for Success and The Futuro Media Group. She is also the author of a series of novels, and invests in female-led and owned businesses and film productions.

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Never Too Real in Kirkus Reviews

“Television personality and advice columnist Rita’s debut novel reads a bit like a multicultural edition of Sex and the City. The… Read more »

Carmen profiled in The Tai Life

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