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Bodnar is a nationally recognized expert in the field of children's and family finances and financial literacy. She is the author of two books, Money Smart Women and Raising Money Smart Kids. Her "Money-Smart Kids" column appears regularly on Kiplinger.com. She is a regular contributor to WTOP, the major all-news radio station in Washington, D.C., and Fox Morning News in Washington. Bodnar is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and is a member of its board of trustees. She received a master's degree from Columbia University, where she was also a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism.
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