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Galia Gichon, MBA BIO


Galia Gichon is an independent personal financial expert with more than 20 years in financial services, including nearly 10 years on Wall Street and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University. Her career has spanned corporate bond research analyst, personal finance expert, angel investor, entrepreneur advisor and author.  As an angel investor and advisor, she has worked with Pipeline Angels, Astia, Topstone Angels, Next Wave Impact, Her Corner, and Refinery CT,  She is the Founder of Down to Earth Finance, independent personal finance education. She has been teaching at Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership for over 10 years and Sacred Heart University. She has been widely quoted in The New York Times, NBC, CNN, Real Simple and more. Previously, she worked at Bear Stearns and Nomura Securities.  Galia is also the author of “My Money Matters” which was featured on TODAY SHOW.

Schedule an hour consultation 

Independent financial planning for budgets, no-load mutual funds, retirement planning, home finance, insurance, college savings, cash flow management and more.  We do not sell any investments or manage money and have over 20+ years experience in financial services and an MBA in Finance. We simply charge by the hour. We meet via Zoom, phone or in person in Westport, CT or limited availability in NYC.

Galia Gichon has made featured appearances to the following:

  • Yale School of Management (CT)

  • Barnard College(NYC)

  • Berkeley Carroll School (Brooklyn)

  • Marymount Manhattan College (NYC)

  • Freelancers Union (Brooklyn)

  • Sacred Heart University (CT)

  • Pennsylvania Conference for Women (PA)

  • Woman’s Compass Workshop (CT)

  • Creative Live (CA)

  • New Museum Inc. Incubator (NYC)

  • Massachusetts Conference for Women (MA)

  • Her Corner Accelerator (PA/NYC)

  • PNC

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