Andrea Travillian

In 2006, began helping small businesses with bookkeeping, evolving into her current-day small-business consulting firm with a focus on financial management. Worked in banking, taxes, and corporate finance both in the U.S. and overseas. Bought her first stock in the sixth grade and hasn't looked back.


Andrea Travillian is a former expert for The Balance, on teaching kids about money. She brings her passion for finance and helping kids get started early with investing, budgeting, and other personal finance concepts.

Travillian has written "Little Kids Big Money: Tools for Teaching Kid Friendly Finance," which introduces and teaches preschoolers about the concept of money. 


Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance, University of Iowa 

Master of Business Administration, Creighton University 

About The Balance and Dotdash

The Balance makes personal finance easy to understand. It is home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on managing your money. Whether you’re looking to invest, buy a home, save for retirement, or achieve another financial goal, The Balance will answer your questions with straightforward personal financial advice.

The Balance is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the internet, according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.