Yahoo Finance correspondent discusses finances and employment after graduation

Mandi Woodruff (ABJ ’09), a correspondent with Yahoo Finance and a podcaster, will discuss life after graduation, the job market and finances for young graduates during a talk March 24 at 2 p.m. in the Peyton Anderson Forum

Woodruff took risks to get to where she is today. At the time of graduation in 2009, she faced a grim job market and student loan debt. Yet, Woodruff turned down a position at a local paper to work for free at a grassroots online news site in Chile.

Today, Woodruff is the personal finance correspondent at Yahoo Finance, which has an audience of 70 million viewers per month. Before joining the Yahoo team in 2013, she was the personal finance editor at Business Insider, where her work was regularly syndicated by, “The Fiscal Times,” “Christian Science Monitor,” and Yahoo Finance. In September 2015, she launched the top 10-ranked career podcast Brown Ambition, which she produces and co-hosts with Tiffany Aliche, also known as “The Budgetnista.” At Yahoo, she hosts the popular web series, “Money Minute,” where she delivers 60-second explanations about some of the most common money questions young people have.

Woodruff’s visit is sponsored by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

Date: March 21, 2016
Author:  Grace Donnelly,; Sarah Freeman,