Join Angele for a free BetterInvesting webinar on using financial podcasts in your investment education on September 25, 2021!

BetterInvesting columnist Angele McQuade’s
May 2020 cover story on financial podcasts

Financial podcasts can be an unexpectedly entertaining way to learn more about personal finance and investing from a wide variety of voices and perspectives. Join BetterInvesting’s “Book Value” columnist and financial author Angele McQuade online on Saturday, September 25 at 10 a.m. ET for an overview of many of her personal favorite financial podcasts, plus an opportunity to share your own favorites with everyone, too!

Register online for this free webinar, Invest in Your Education with Financial Podcasts, presented by the Maryland Chapter of BetterInvesting. There was not nearly enough room for Angele to mention all of her own favorite financial podcasts in her May 2020 cover story in BetterInvesting magazine, so she’ll be sharing a handout with an even bigger (and newly updated!) list during this live event.


It’s A Two-Conference October for Me!

If you’re in the mood to come hear me speak (and why wouldn’t you be?), you’ve got two (TWO!) opportunities this month, lucky you.

JRW Conference LogoI’ll be at the 15th annual James River Writers conference in Richmond, VA Oct 13 – 15, 2017 giving a two-hour Cash & Creativity: How Cleaning Up Your Finances Can Spark New Creative Success master class on Friday, and joining in on panels during the conference itself both Saturday and Sunday. Registration is still open, but you’d better act fast!


MidAtl-BannerTwo weeks later, I’ll be presenting a special three-hour, expanded version of Cash & Creativity as an intensive the day before SCBWI Mid-Atlantic’s annual conference in Dulles, Virginia. The intensives will be held Friday, October 27, and the conference itself is on Saturday, October 28.

I hope to see you at one or both of these events – let me know if you’re coming! And if you’d like to find out about future events as soon as they’re added to my calendar, sign up for my newsletter and I promise you’ll be first to hear.



Come join me at the James River Writers Conference in October!

JRW Conference LogoAfter waiting months to share this exciting news, I’m beyond thrilled to announce I’ll be presenting a Cash & Creativity: How Cleaning up Your Finances Can Spark New Creative Success master class at the James River Writers 2017 Conference on Friday, October 13 in Richmond, Virginia!

The list of conference speakers and master classes plus all the registration details just went up online  – I’m so honored to be included in this stellar group of writers (including the brilliant Meg Medina, one of my all-time faves) and industry professionals.

Hope to see you on Friday for my master class, and throughout the weekend at the main conference, too!

Announcing new Cash & Creativity private online classes!

You–yes, you!–and your friends and colleagues are all warmly invited to be a part of Cash & Creativity: How Cleaning Up Your Finances Can Spark New Creative Success, a private three-week online class taught by Angele McQuade, author of INVESTMENT CLUBS FOR DUMMIES and monthly columnist for Better Investing magazine.

Course Description: If you wish you could earn more from your writing or you’ve been feeling stuck in creative quicksand, the problem might not be your writing, but how you deal with money. Uncertainty or fear about your finances—regardless of your net worth—can shut down your creativity in unexpected ways.

This three-week online, interactive course will help you uncover the truth about your finances, tie up energy-draining financial loose ends, and learn simple, more effective ways to organize and manage your money. You’ll then use similar strategies to tie up your creative loose ends, prioritize your projects, and craft a reimagined vision for your writing career.

With help from written lessons, handouts, homework assignments, and personalized feedback and support from your instructor, you’ll finish the class with a clear picture of your current finances, new strategies for keeping your financial life organized going forward, and a plan for taking enthusiastic, dedicated action toward both your creative and financial goals.

When: a three-week period scheduled at your group’s convenience

Where:  in a private online forum (exact details to be decided by each group

Cost: $125 per student for the three-week class
Payment may be made by credit card through PayPal (2.9% PayPal fee will be added) or by check. This class should qualify as a tax-deductible business educational expense for any writer/creative professional, and receipts will be provided for this purpose.

Course Logistics: This course will take place in a private forum online. Lessons and exercises will be posted daily, and students can read/respond at any time.

To arrange a private class, please email  Angele (  for detailed schedule, payment, and class enrollment information. There is an 18 student minimum and 35 student maximum for private classes. Payment must be made in full before the class begins and is non-refundable. All class lessons and materials will be sent by email to any student who registers but is later unable to participate.

Angele is also available to teach Cash & Creativity at your RWA, SCBWI, MWA, SinC, SFWA, ASJA, or other writing group event, or as part of your organization’s own online educational program. She also speaks to investment clubs, financial organizations, small businesses, and corporations, and at personal finance and other events with a version of her Cash & Creativity workshop focused on sparking new success in careers outside of writing.
Praise from some of 2016’s students:

“So different from the other classes, and because of that, so refreshing!!!”
“Very impressive talk. I enjoyed the class and learned a lot.”
“Thank you for engaging your audience with the simple exercises. Very thought-provoking!”
“Excellent format.”
“Very powerful words. Great info! Thank you!”

About the instructor: Angele McQuade is the author of two books about investing, including INVESTMENT CLUBS FOR DUMMIES, and has been a monthly columnist for Better Investing magazine for more than fifteen years. She’s taught Cash & Creativity and other classes about personal finance, writing, and creativity across the United States and in Berlin, Germany, and presented at both RWA’s and BINC’s national conferences in 2016.
Angele also writes novels for children and young adults, and is a member of SCBWI, RWA, WRW, YARWA, and the Authors Guild. She is represented by Jennifer Laughran of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. You can find Angele online at and on Twitter at @angelemcquade.