Jennifer Barrett

Chief Education Officer @ Acorns

Jennifer is the Chief Education Officer at Acorns and Editor-in-Chief of Grow, a digital money magazine published by Acorns. Jennifer is an award-winning financial journalist and digital strategist with more than 15 years of experience in print and digital media and a passion for personal finance.

Prior to joining Acorns, she was Personal Finance Editor for CNBC Digital. Before that, she served as SVP and Editor-in-Chief at DailyWorth, a financial media company targeting women. Previously, she was General Manager of the Women & Teens Group at Hearst Digital, overseeing three magazine websites (Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Seventeen) that reached more than 18 million readers a month when she left.

The co-author of 2 personal finance books, Jennifer has covered financial topics for several national publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Worth, Money, and Newsweek, where she was a staff writer and editor for seven years. Jennifer started her financial journalism career at Dow Jones, where she wrote the foreign exchange column for the Wall Street Journal.

Jennifer is a huge believer in the power of financial education, which is why she leads a course on Udemy. She has seen the effect it’s had on her life and on the lives of so many others. Educating yourself about money can truly have a profound impact not only on your finances, but on the quality of your life.

She lives with her husband and two sons in Brooklyn.