Carmen Rita Wong is CEO and founder of Malecon Productions, a multimedia content company. She is one of the only Latinas on American television to host a daily national news program, CNBC’s On the Money and has been 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, a regular on ABC’s The View, and has written for The New York Times. A guest of the White House as a member of President Obama’s ‘Business Forward’ initiative to further African-American, Latino and Asian business owners, Carmen was also a faculty professor at New York University and is the author of two best-selling financial advice books, including The Real Cost of Living. A seasoned speaker, moderator and New Yorker, Carmen serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations and most-importantly, is ‘Mami’ to a young daughter. Her first novel—one of a series—will be published in April 2016.