Bay Club Women’s Network

Laurie Itkin is founder of The Options Lady and a financial advisor with Coastwise Capital Group. She is also the author of Every Woman Should Know Her Options: Invest Your Way to Financial Empowerment. In the book, she describes the steps she took to grow a $1,600 inheritance she received at 24 into a million dollar portfolio before she turned 40.

Laurie launched The Options Lady to educate and empower women of all ages to take control of their money, become successful investors, and grow the money they work so hard to earn. She specializes in teaching conservative options strategies to reduce risk when investing in the stock market. She also provides professional money management for clients without the time or inclination to manage their own portfolios.

Laurie frequently appears on San Diego news channels as a stock market and personal finance expert. She has been quoted by CNBC, MSN Money, CBS Money Watch, LearnVest, Investopedia, and the College Investor. She is a regular contributor to DailyWorth and Stilettos on the Glass Ceiling.

Laurie has a B.S. in economics with a concentration in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She enjoys playing squash and practicing yoga at the Bay Club Carmel Valley.

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