Pamela Yellen

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Pamela Yellen
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Born ( 1952-11-16) November 16, 1952 (age 65)
Occupation Author, business, and philanthropist

Pamela Yellen (born November 16, 1952) is an American businesswoman, author, speaker, and President of Bank On Yourself. She has written the New York Times best-sellers on personal finance, viz., Bank On Yourself: The Life-Changing Secret to Growing and Protecting Your Financial Future and The Bank On Yourself Revolution.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Yellen was born in 1952 in Bufallo, NY, to Arthur and Carole Yellen. Her father owned an insurance agency; her mother was an occupational therapist. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with an emphasis in Psychology in 1974, from Lone Mountain College. She did some graduate work at the former California Institute of Asian Studies (now the California Institute of Integral Studies), a private accredited university in San Francisco.


From 1974 to 1984, Yellen served as vice president of sales and marketing for Bench Press in Oakland, California. She spent the next three years, from 1984 to 1987, with Camp-orama, a publication serving the camping and Recreational Vehicle industry in Florida and the Southeast, based in Sarasota, Florida and was hired as a sales representative and promoted to national sales manager. In 1987, she found work representing the late Marlene McGoffin, a batik artist and sculptor in Phoenix, Arizona. As McGoffin’s representative, Yellen set up gallery shows in various cities, including Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she later made her home.

In 1988, while living in Phoenix, Yellen joined several networking groups to lessen her fear of public speaking. Some of her colleagues challenged her to attend a meeting of the National Speakers Association, where she heard a presentation by former Arizona state senator and international business consultant Somers White.[2] In 1990, White suggested her to sharpen the focus of her next career step by becoming a consultant by choosing a particular market with which to work. She worked on giving training to the life insurance and financial services industry in the areas of prospecting and marketing and established the Prospecting & Marketing Institute, Inc.[3][4]

Yellen served as editor-in-chief of Women’s Financial Alliance, an Agora publication, from 2014 to 2015. In 2016, she became the national television spokesperson for the nation’s second-largest lender, One Reverse Mortgage, a Quicken financial company.[5]

Yellen has been featured on many meadia outlets including CNN,[6][7] Essence Magazine,[8] First Business,[9]Forbes,[10] Fox Business,[11] Forbes, the Chicago Tribune,[12] Time,[13] and WGN-TV.[14][15][16] [17] Yellen travelled around the country and throughout Southeast Asia, training life insurance company personnel, agencies, managers, and industry groups and associations on how to build their life insurance businesses.[18][19] Over the next few years she spoke on numerous occasions at the Million Dollar Round Table.[20] [21][22][23]

Yellen donates ten percent of all author royalties to educational non-profit organizations such as The Smile Train, The Nature Conservancy, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Heifer International, and Hawk Watch.


  • Zero Resistance Selling: Achieve Extraordinary Sales Results Using the World-Renowned Techniques of Psycho-Cybernetics (co-authored with Dr. Maxwell Maltz, Dan S. Kennedy, et al) (1998)[24]
  • Bank On Yourself: The Life-Changing Secret to Growing and Protecting Your Financial Future; New York Times best-seller (2009)[25]
  • The Bank On Yourself Revolution: Fire Your Banker, Bypass Wall Street, and Take Control of Your Financial Future; New York Times best-seller(2014) [26]
  • Your Money Revolution, an online financial literacy program teaching basic concepts of money management (2014)[27]


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External links[edit]

  • ^ "Six Steps to Financially Detoxify With a Budget". Fox Business. 12 April 2013. 
  • ^ "Pamela Yellen’s untold story (part 2 – the ugly Halloween mask)". Bank On Yourself. 
  • ^ "Somers White". Everipedia. 7 February 2016. 
  • ^ Rudin, April (15 July 2014). "What The Top 30 Personal Finance/Wealth Influencers Know That You Don't". Huffington Post. 
  • ^ "One Reverse Mortgage Takes New Focus in Latest TV Commercial". Reverse Mortgage Daily. 
  • ^ "Pamela Yellen on CNN’s HLN discusses Investment Strategies – Bank On Yourself – 2010". Bank On Yourself. 
  • ^ "Pamela Yellen on Why Your 401k May Not Be Enough". CNN HLN TV. 2 June 2011. 
  • ^ "YELL_Essence_April%25202013.pdf" (PDF). 
  • ^ "Pamela Yellen on First Business TV discusses Scary 401(k) Facts – Bank On Yourself – 2010". Bank On Yourself. 
  • ^ Fidelman, Mark. "Here Is How 19 World-Famous Financial Experts Are Investing Their Money Today". Forbes. 
  • ^ Bell, Linda (25 April 2016). "Parents Get an "F" When Teaching Kids About Saving". Fox Business. 
  • ^ Stevens, Heidi. "5 money questions for your spouse that might improve your sex life". 
  • ^ Tuttle, Brad. "Quick Money Tip: Make Your Kids Pay the Bills". Time. 
  • ^ "Your Money Matters: Pamela Yellen tests your financial literacy". WGN-TV. 20 July 2015. 
  • ^ "Pamela Yellen WGN Super Station TV Interview | Bank On Yourself". WGN Super Station TV. 18 May 2011. 
  • ^ "Expert Interview with Pamela Yellen on Saving for Retirement for Mint". Mint. 20 August 2014. 
  • ^ "The Fab Mom On 2: Mistakes Parents Can Avoid When Teaching Kids About Money". CBSLosAngeles. 
  • ^ "SuperMoney Interviews: Pamela Yellen On Investing and Saving Strategies". SuperMoney!. 26 February 2016. 
  • ^ "Q&A: Pamela Yellen's secrets to being financially fit". 
  • ^ Daily, Investor's Business (20 April 2017). "7 Steps Toward Financial Literacy For Your Children". Investor's Business Daily. 
  • ^ O'Connell, Brian (24 September 2015). "How Women Can Play Catch-Up With Their Retirement Savings". TheStreet. 
  • ^ "How to Retire A Millionaire: Follow These Principles |". 
  • ^ "Money Coach: Show Your Kids The Bills". 
  • ^ Maltz, Maxwell (1998). Zero-Resistance Selling: Achieve Extraordinary Sales Results Using World Renowned techqs Psycho Cyberneti. Penguin. ISBN 9781101660799. 
  • ^ Yellen, Pamela G. (2009). Bank on Yourself: The Life-Changing Secret to Growing and Protecting Your Financial Future. Avalon Publishing. ISBN 9781593154967. 
  • ^ Yellen, Pamela (2014). The Bank On Yourself Revolution: Fire Your Banker, Bypass Wall Street, and Take Control of Your Own Financial Future. BenBella Books, Inc. ISBN 9781939529305. 
  • ^ "Your Money Revolution".