Mellody Hobson

Mellody Hobson

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 appears... 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. « Read Less
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Hobson Answers Your Money Questions
By MELLODY HOBSON
September 19, 2008 Story from Business MELLODY HOBSON , ABC News
Five Ways to Maximize Your Tax Refund
By MELLODY HOBSON
January 28, 2009 Story from GMA MELLODY HOBSON , ABC News
Consumer Alert: Increased Bank and Credit Card Fees
By MELLODY HOBSON
June 30, 2009 Story from Business MELLODY HOBSON , ABC News
Go Phish: Beware of Financial Scamming
By MELLODY HOBSON
November 6, 2008 Story from GMA MELLODY HOBSON , ABC News
Economic Hot Seat: Mellody Answers Your Questions
By MELLODY HOBSON
March 17, 2009 Story from GMA MELLODY HOBSON , ABC News
Money Market Funds vs. Money Market Deposit Accounts
By MELLODY HOBSON
September 22, 2008 Story from GMA MELLODY HOBSON , ABC News
What Does an Interest Rate Cut Mean to You?
By MELLODY HOBSON
February 12, 2009 Story from GMA MELLODY HOBSON , ABC News
Quick Tip: Summer Vacation Bargains
By MELLODY HOBSON
July 22, 2010 Story from GMA MELLODY HOBSON , ABC News
America's Money: Parents Stealing Kids' Identities in Alarming Trend
By MELLODY HOBSON and LAURA ZACCARO
May 25, 2010 Story from GMA MELLODY HOBSON and LAURA ZACCARO , ABC News
The Truth About Credit Card Reward Programs
By MELLODY HOBSON
May 11, 2009 Story from GMA MELLODY HOBSON , ABC News
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