Carmen is an author and the founder and CEO of Malecon Productions. She is the former co-creator and television host of ‘On the Money’ on CNBC. Carmen was also a national advice columnist for Glamour, Latina, Essence, Men’s Health, and Good Housekeeping as well as an editor at MONEY magazine. She spent years 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 a faculty professor of behavioral 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 the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Dress for Success and The Futuro Media Group. She is the author of a series of novels and is an angel investor and advisor in female-led and owned businesses and productions.