Charlene Rhinehart

Accounting, Banking, Investing, Personal Finance, Real Estate
CPA, Author, and Speaker
DePaul University


  • Member of The Balance's Financial Review Board
  • More than 15 years of experience in Accounting and Finance
  • Author of Debt-Free Before Graduation and Dividends Are a Queen's Best Friend
  • Featured in Nasdaq, Yahoo Finance, MSN, and Black Enterprise
  • Former associate controller of community development banking at JPMorgan Chase


Charlene Rhinehart is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, licensed real estate agent, and editor-in-chief of The Wealthy Women Daily, a website that offers practical advice to help women learn how to invest.

Charlene has been in the accounting and finance industry for over 15 years, working primarily in real estate banking, commercial banking, and community development banking. She started her career as an auditor for a Big Four accounting firm and was later selected to join a financial analyst leadership development program at a global bank. The Illinois CPA Society has recognized Charlene as a 2019 Woman to Watch and she is a graduate of the AICPA Leadership Academy and Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program).

She is on a mission to help more people build a successful stock portfolio. Charlene frequently speaks at conferences and events and writes for multiple online publications. She is a best-selling author of Debt-Free Before Graduation and Dividends Are a Queen’s Best Friend.


DePaul University—Bachelor of Science. Double major in accounting and finance.