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For Love, Money & Real Estate: The Unique Journey of Ilyce Glink
When Ilyce Glink set out on a career path years ago, she wanted to be a screenwriter—she even wrote more than a half dozen scripts and was represented in Hollywood for a time. Then she realized she had to support herself. So she started writing articles about real estate, and discovered she loved being a freelance writer, selling hundreds of stories a year to newspapers, magazines and trade publications. Soon she became a syndicated newspaper columnist—for $15 a week. And now, Ilyce Glink is CEO of Think Glink, the creator of four Chicago-based companies, a best-selling financial journalist, author, and radio and TV personality. In today’s conversation, Ilyce will take us through her extraordinary, evolving journey “Rethinking Glink” across a series of innovative projects and ventures, extending her brand into personal finance, consumer advice and even as a creator of digital content and media strategies. Of course, she’ll give us her latest insights about the real estate market as we head into the spring housing season, as well as the confluence of “Great Reconfigurations” in housing, finance and careers for much of America. And Ilyce will explain her latest ground-breaking project, “Best Money Moves,” a mobile-first employee benefit designed to help organizations measure and dial down financial stress among their workers—and promote the principles of financial wellness.
Ilyce Glink is an award-winning television and radio personality, a communications and media strategist, an innovator in content marketing and the founder of three Chicago-based companies. Her latest project, Best Money Moves, is a mobile-first employee benefit designed to help measure and dial down financial stress. She is a nationally-syndicated columnist, a regular contributor to WGN radio, a top blogger for CBS MoneyWatch and a best-selling author. Ilyce is the author of over a dozen books, including the best-selling 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask and Buy, Close, Move In!, and she has nearly 1 million books in print. Her latest ebook/webinar offering is Intentional Investor: How to be Wildly Successful in Real Estate. She is the publisher of ThinkGlink.com, a site dedicated to helping consumers make the best decisions with their money. More than 15 years ago, Ilyce started Think Glink Media, a digital communications agency that combines technology, creativity and experience to build online connections through powerful communities, breakthrough native advertising, and first-person social engagement. Her clients include Fortune 1000 companies in the financial services, real estate and health industries, as well as startups and nonprofits. Ilyce has won numerous awards throughout her career, including Best Consumer Reporter, Best Magazine Report, and Best Television Report from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. She also won the first Money $mart award from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and received two Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism from the Chicago Headline Club. In 2006, she was nominated for an Emmy® Award. She was part of the team that won the 2012 Web Marketing Association’s award for outstanding achievement in web development for MedicareNewsGroup.com.
If you want to ask her a real estate or personal finance question: Questions@thinkglink.com
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilyceglink/