Mellody Hobson

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Money-savvy expert Mellody Hobson has been educating viewers on important financial decisions as "Good Morning America's" financial contributor since 2000. She... Read More »

Money-savvy expert Mellody Hobson has been educating viewers on important financial decisions as "Good Morning America's" financial contributor since 2000. She appears regularly on "GMA" and played a large role in the morning broadcast's recent "Make Money in May" series, in which viewers were provided month-long daily tips and information on how to earn extra money in this volatile economic climate.

In May of 2009, Hobson hosted her first ABC special, entitled "Unbroke," in which many of Hollywood's biggest stars joined her to educate Americans on how to manage their money.

Hobson is President of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and 401(k) plans through its no-load mutual funds and manages separate accounts for institutional clients. As President, she is responsible for firmwide management and strategic planning, overseeing all operations outside of research and portfolio management. Additionally, she serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the mutual funds.

A nationally recognized voice on financial literacy and investor education, Hobson is a spokesperson for the annual Ariel/Schwab Black Investor Survey, which examines the influences and investing habits of Black and White Americans. Additionally, she is regularly featured columnist for Black Enterprise magazine and frequently quoted in various publications including, Money, Fortune, Fast Company and PINK magazine.

Beyond Ariel Investments, Hobson works with a variety of civic, corporate and professional institutions. Her community outreach includes serving as a board member for the Chicago Public Library and its foundation, The Field Museum, The Chicago Public Education Fund and The Sundance Institute. She is also a director of three public companies: DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and Starbucks Corporation.

Hobson earned her degree from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations and Public Policy and is a former trustee of the university. She resides in Chicago, IL.

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Last-Minute Travel Deals
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How to Talk to Your Parents About Money
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Recession Rescue: Tackle Your Auto Loan Debt
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Jan 22, 2008 11:13 AM Story from GMA/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Expert's Guide: Protect Your 401K
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Apr 02, 2008 01:39 PM Story from GMA/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
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Morning America" financial contributor Mellody Hobson offers five ways to get your taxes done ... preparation business like H&R Block . They are better equipped to handle complicated tax returns. Mellody
Feb 25, 2009 09:06 PM Story from GMA/Economy MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Holding on to Your Health Care
Mellody Hobson Offers Health Care Tips for the Employed and Unemployed
Mar 16, 2009 06:18 PM Story from GMA/OnCall MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Three Easy Ways to Make Extra $$$
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Apr 30, 2009 06:12 PM Story from GMA/MakeMoney MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Reverse Home Mortgage: Risks vs. Rewards
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Jan 07, 2008 01:27 PM Story from GMA/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Insurance: What You Do and Don't Need
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Feb 28, 2007 02:15 PM Story from GMA/WomensInvestmentClub MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
How to Avoid Foreclosure and Save Your Home
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Mar 29, 2007 10:59 AM Story from GMA MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
How to Retire a Millionaire
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Sep 17, 2008 03:38 PM Story from GMA/Parenting MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Year-End Tax Tips for 2008
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Dec 28, 2008 05:49 PM Story from GMA MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Five Must-Knows About Your 401k Fund
Mellody Hobson tells you the five things you need to know about your 401(k) during these difficult ... the benefits of compounding. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments in Chicago, is "Good
Sep 29, 2008 02:30 PM Story from GMA/SmartHome MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
U.S. Economic Crisis May Have Hit Bottom
"Good Morning America" financial contributor Mellody Hobson stopped by the show today to give what she believes to be America's financial forecast. Here are some of her predictions. Price Increases
Aug 19, 2008 06:06 PM Story from GMA MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Mellody's Money Survival Guide: What Not to Do During a Credit Crisis
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