Jackie Cummings Koski has lived in Southwest Ohio for that past 25 years.
After overcoming poverty, divorce and single motherhood, Jackie still reached Financial Independence/Retired Early (FI/RE) in her 40s, making less than six figures. She openly shares how she overcame those adversities and climbed into the middle class. Jackie not only broke the cycle of poverty but reached Financial Independence, decades before others told her she could. She will be retiring from her corporate job in December 2019 and follow her dream of creating a financial-literate society.
Jackie is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF®), and author of the book, “Money Letters 2 my Daughter”, which was the 2013 winner of an Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award for Adult’s Book of the Year, Money Management.
In 2015, her commitment to educating and empowering Americans in the area of personal finance earned the attention of our nation’s policymakers. She was officially recognized with a Congressional Commendation for her accomplishments and excellent work in the field of financial literacy from the U.S. House of Representatives.
Jackie has been a repeat guest on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” where she shares her perspective on the stock market. Her financial literacy expertise has been profiled locally on Ohio’s WHIO Reports and in the Dayton Daily News, and nationally in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Redbook, Ebony, The Shriver Report and Woman’s Day Magazine. You can catch her FI/RE story on many personal finance podcasts including Journey to Launch, House of FI, Teach and Retire Rich and Choose FI.