Michelle Vigil Financial Coach

Photo Credit: Siri Rose, WA

My Story

I am Michelle of Michelle Knows Money. I work with professional women who are or have experienced divorce, conquer their finances so that they may live a lifestyle that makes them feel secure and strong. I provide judgement-free financial coaching on a variety of topics and am in the process of completing my Accredited Financial Counselor certification.

For me, 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 that desire to attain long-term behavior changes in the area of money management.

Blending a culmination of twenty plus years of professional knowledge, experiences, and resources to assist you or your organization. With thought-provoking questions, resources, and stories, I bring life to financial literacy and money management.

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 that the western landscape has to offer. I enjoy movement, reading, writing, gardening, photography, and riding motorized vehicles. I love music genres of all types.

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 fifteen years in Business Education. Classes I taught included Introduction to Business, Marketing, Money Management Strategies, Microsoft Office, ACT Preparation class plus others.

Michelle Vigil Financial Coach

More About Michelle

I currently work for the University of Wyoming Extension as the NE Community Development Educator. I teach/facilitates a variety of subjects: strategic planning, (beginning to end), board training, Financial Literacy, community development, plus more. Anything to help clients and organizations build their human capital. I am currently completing an AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) certification to further help her 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