2022 Michelle at Devil’s Tower, WY


My Story

I am Michelle of Michelle Knows Money. I work for businesses and organizations who want their employees to experience financial wellness through financial literacy education.

Being an educator and financial coach is a natural extension of my hunger for gathering knowledge. My passion lies in sharing that knowledge with willing clients who desire long-term behavioral changes in money management.

I blend 25 years of professional knowledge, experiences, and resources to assist you or your organization. I bring life to financial literacy and money management through thought-provoking questions, resources, and stories.

My Sheltie, Libby, and I live on the northeast Wyoming prairie, 45 minutes from the U.S.’s first National monument, Devils Tower. You can find us enjoying the great outdoors and all the wonderful western landscape offers. I enjoy movement, reading, writing, gardening, photography, and riding motorized vehicles. I love all types of music genres.

I have several degrees: a bachelor’s in administration of justice/pre-law, a certification in business education/marketing (grades 7-12), and a masters in educational administration. I am formally trained in k-12 education and taught 15 years in business education. Classes I taught included Introduction to Business, Marketing, Money Management Strategies, Microsoft Office, ACT Preparation class, plus others.

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More About Michelle

I work for the University of Wyoming Extension as the Northeast Community Development Educator. I teach/facilitates a variety of subjects: strategic planning-, (beginning to end), board training, financial literacy, and community development- anything to help clients and organizations build their human capital. I am completing an AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) certification to further help my clients with their money.


I paid off $157,000 in three years (many years ago) with my ex-husband and did a debt-free scream on the Dave Ramsey show. 

(Hear clip) Dave Ramsey debt free scream below