She writes about food, finances and real life at The YOLO Blog, and is the owner of Cross Media, a Denver-based marketing company.
Eliza launched the January Money Diet in 2007, when she overspent during the holidays. This free annual 31-day no-spending challenge attracts thousands of participants from around the world.
Her strategies have been featured by publications like Forbes, Men’s Health and U.S. News & World Report. Hundreds of her articles have appeared in a variety of magazines, including Sunset, Parents, Writer’s Digest, Mountain Living, Mother Earth Living, and Western Art & Architecture.
Eliza has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, from morning show appearances for ABC-TV in Phoenix and Denver’s CBS-4 to Wisconsin Public Radio’s Central Time and the Clear Channel’s Focus show.
A professional speaker, Eliza presents food demonstrations, panel discussions and keynotes about cooking, writing and simple living at conferences and retreats, and to groups like Merrill Lynch and the Colorado Women’s Exchange.
She enjoys encouraging young writers, and in addition to school appearances Eliza has taught writing classes including ‘Writing Your Life’ and ‘Finding Your Voice through Creative Writing’ for the Arapahoe Library District and other organizations.
Eliza grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and now lives near Denver with her family.
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