Personal finance author, speaker and teacher Melissa Tosetti is the founder of the day-to-day financial education company The Savvy Life and is author of the international best seller, Living the Savvy Life. Melissa’s passion is to help people step off the pendulum that swings from overspending to extreme frugality creating a balanced, fiscally secure lifestyle. Melissa believes in creating a strong financial foundation through easy to implement habits and routines that make managing your money effortless. From there, she introduces The Savvy Life Philosophy of saving money on the things that are not as important to you so you can afford to spend money on the things that are important to you.
Understanding the fear and emotions surrounding money, Melissa presents her material in a positive, upbeat manner. Her goal is to encourage people for the future rather than making them feel guilty about their past financial decisions and actions.
Melissa regularly speaks at community and service clubs such as Soroptomist and Rotary. Her corporate speaking resume includes Bayer Healthcare LLC, Cisco Systems, PG&E and International Paper among others. She has appeared on five episodes of Pocket the Difference on the Fine Living Network, The Real Deal with Jeanette Pavini and on Eye on the Bay. She has been quoted in U.S. News & World Report, TodayShow.com, Chicago Tribune and Detroit News among other publications. She has chaired panels on savvy living at the Professional Businesswomen of California conferences in San Francisco and Sacramento. She also teaches courses on savvy living at Chabot College in Hayward, CA as well as running her own Savvy Living Class Series.