About the Author
HOLLIS COLQUHOUN has over twenty years of experience in the financial industry. Starting out as an institutional trader and salesperson for a Wall Street brokerage firm, she later became one of its first female partners. Hollis worked in the Fixed Income Departments of several New York firms then moved into the distressed securities market where she helped set up a new brokerage operation for one of Wall Streetʼs masters of "value investing". Three years later, Hollis stopped working to devote more time and attention to raising her three daughters and also became very involved in local community projects and a nonprofit education foundation.
After a divorce, Hollis returned to work a nonprofit credit counseling agency, receiving certification as an Accredited Financial Counselor and as a Certified Personal Finance Counselor. Hollis has counseled thousands of clients who drowning in debt and in need of financial guidance. She has also conducted workshops on budgeting and credit for local community organizations and New Jersey State welfare to- work programs. When not working with local nonprofit organizations or promoting financial education for women, Hollis pursues her interest in martial arts. She has a black belt in both Karate and Tae Kwon Do and teaches self-defense classes for women and young adults.