Ilyce Glink Named 2023 Top Financial Influencer. Glink uses her experience as a nationally-syndicated financial columnist, best-selling author and radio talk show host to make managing money accessible for all.
Ilyce Glink, Founder/CEO of Best Money Moves, was named one of the top financial influencers for financial advisors for 2023, according to Indigo Marketing Agency. The list, which includes such financial luminaries as Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze, Bill Cates, and Michael Kitces, is an annual effort by IMA.
Glink is a nationally-syndicated financial columnist, a best-selling author, and a radio talk show host for WGN Radio. She co-hosts the top-rated “This Week in Wealth,” and fills in for John Williams mid-day on WGN Radio. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including the best-selling 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask (4th ed.), and has nearly 1 million books in print. She spent eight years as on-air talent/producer for WGN-TV and nearly 18 years hosting a top-rated Sunday talk show and filling in for syndicated talk show host Clark Howard for WSB-AM, in Atlanta. In addition, she has hosted two syndicated radio programs, was a top blogger for 10 years for CBSNews/MoneyWatch, and has appeared on hundreds of television programs, including every major network’s morning news programs, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNBC, CNN, Fox and Fox Business.
She is also the founder/CEO of Think Glink Media, a media and content communications strategy and production company that provides consultative services as well as innovative products and services to help global companies connect in a smarter way with their customers, clients and employees. Her clients include Equifax, Discover Card, Countrywide Mortgage, AARP, Humana, Allstate, and Quill, a unit of Staples, Yahoo!, AOL, HUB International, among others.
She is a nationally-recognized keynote speaker, who has spoken to audiences of up to 10,000 people and conducted trainings in a handful of countries. She has spoken at national events, including HR Tech, HR Women in Tech, SAP SuccessFactors SuccessConnect, the Health Benefits Leadership Conference, the Illinois CPA Society, and the National Association of Enrolled Agents, among others.
Her latest company is Best Money Moves, a cloud-based, mobile-first financial wellness technology platform and solution that companies provide to their employees to help them pay down personal debt and improve their financial lives. The result is lower turnover, absenteeism and financial stress, higher employee engagement and productivity, and better health outcomes.
Awards and Recognition
Glink has won numerous awards throughout her career from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and the Society of Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), including multiple Best Column and Best Blog awards. She also received the first Money $mart Week award from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Outstanding Supporter of Enrolled Agents Award from the National Association of Enrolled Agents, and two Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism from the Chicago Headline Club. She received the SABEW President’s Award in 2015. In 2006, she was nominated for an Emmy® Award. She was co-founder and co-publisher of The Medicare Newsgroup, and part of the team that won the 2012 Web Marketing Association’s award for outstanding achievement in web development for MedicareNewsGroup.com.
In 2017, Best Money Moves placed third in the Next Great HR Tech Company Competition, sponsored by HR Tech. Every quarter since, the company has been named a Top Financial Wellness provider by MyShortlister.com. Best Money Moves has been named to the Workplace Magazine Financial Wellness Hotlist 2017-2021, listed as a Top 50 Startup to Watch by Built in Chicago, and was a finalist for the 2019 Health Value Awards and the Chicago Innovation Awards. Glink was named a 2020 Top 10 Wealth Management Influencer by GlobalData Plc. and received the 2021 Social Innovator Award from World of Money.
Glink was formerly president of the Chicago Headline Club, the largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and was founding president of the Chicago Headline Club Foundation. Today, she serves on the advisory board of eCredable, a fintech company based in Atlanta, and the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Impact Investing Advisory Council.