Money Matters: LearnVest’s Mission to Wrangle Your Personal Finances

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August 13, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!

The personal finance site LearnVest — a portmanteau of “learn,” “earn” and “invest” — launched in December 2009. Founder Alexa Von Tobel, 28, graduated from Harvard College in 2006 and deferred admission to Harvard Business School so she could take a job as a Morgan Stanley analyst to gain real-world experience.

After two years as a trader, von Tobel left Wall Street for a business development position at file-sharing service, where she learned the ropes of startup life for six months before heading to Harvard Business School in fall 2008. After her idea for a personal finance business won an Astia business plan competition, von Tobel too…
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