Financial First Responder
Janine Bolon is a Financial First-Responder & Money Literacy Coach. She has spent the last 24
years working with thousands of families, small business owners and corporations to improve
their financial circumstances.
Janine is a testament to the power of perseverance. As an impoverished teenager in rural
Missouri, she launched several successful businesses before putting herself through the
University of Missouri biochemistry program by working three jobs at once and selling all her
possessions. She worked for 15 years in academic and industrial research laboratories before
spending the next 24 years raising a brood of four active spawn. In the past two decades, Janine
has completed her M.A. in Education, home-schools the herd, founded her Financial LIteracy
Firm (The8Gates), has written 8 books and teaches 15 online courses.