2 Minute Finance is a video blog founded in 2008 that teaches personal finance skills in a two minute or shorter video. If you want to learn the basics about your money and finances, but can’t stand watching those boring PBS videos or television financial advisers screaming their heads off about how stupid you are with your own savings, then you’ve come to the right place.

Bobby Lee
bob@2minutefinance.com (Click “…” to reveal full e-mail address)

If the adage: “go the path of least resistance” holds any weight, Bobby is certainly taking it with a grain of salt. Hoping to forge his own niche by merging his interests in media and finance, Bobby hopes to make a splash (feet first, hopefully) into the world with his latest project, 2 Minute Finance.

Bobby is a San Francisco native who graduated with a B.S. in Finance (with Honors) and a minor in Media Studies from the University of San Francisco. During his time at USF, he co-founded the university’s student-run televisions station, anchored and produced the student newscast, and was writer/editor for the university’s business publication and writer for the student newspaper. Outside of school, Bobby has previously worked as a business writer for a mid-market newspaper, interned on a investment call-in show for a major-market television station, and worked in the investment and insurance industries. Currently, Bobby is a financial analyst for a major Silicon Valley software company.

An avid country music fan at-heart, Bobby can boast that he’s been seen in Newsweek…on page 41…under a reduced-price magazine subscription order form…in a photo montage with dozens of other people meant to symbolize an anonymous social network. When he’s not looking up the latest Reba McEntire album, Bobby can probably be found driving to the far reaches of the San Francisco bay Area, where he spends at least 20 hours a week on the freeway shuttling between events.

Coreen Salamanca

Some believe that first impressions make or break you, while Coreen thinks the way you present yourself is a reflection of who you are. A city where being ‘different’ is the social norm, San Francisco’s unique essence is why she has fallen in love with this diverse metropolis and chooses to live here, for now anyways.

Coreen is a Bay Area native who graduated with a B.A. in Media Studies and minors in Film and Communications from the University of San Francisco. Since undergrad, she has been active in San Francisco’s media community: from television to opera, to film, to commercial advertising, to online media, she is a trained media-go-getter. Currently Coreen is on board with Bobby co-producing 2 Minute Finance, the Producer’s Assistant of Saltwater, a member of the San Francisco Women’s Film Festival, and the Producer of a 7 Deadly Sins shorts series.

Recently Coreen took the plunge skydiving and took down 5 opponents on her first try at paintballing. This media producer is a kid at heart and spends her time listening to NPR, reading, writing scripts, dancing, singing, hiking, co-hosting networking events, offering fashion advice to friends and customers in the dressing room, and trying to save up for her next travel adventure.

Shaina Nachman
Business Consultant/Production Coordinator

If you present Shaina with an opportunity to do something fresh and fun she will never say no. Life is too short to say no to, so taking advantage of taking on every adventure possible are words Shaina lives by. Whether the adventure is rock climbing, singing in a jam banned, or creating videos to help people with their finances, Shaina is always there with her game face on ready to meet any challenge and have fun while doing it.

Having grown up in a multi-cultural household in Taiwan, Shaina has always been passionately fascinated with languages and cultures, and hopes to add at least an additional couple languages to her existing repertoire of Chinese, English, and Spanish. After spending a few years living in Minnesota, Shaina attended the University of San Francisco, graduating with a BS in International Business with a Minor in Spanish. When she is not collaborating with fellow alumni on helping those in need of financial assistance through 2 Minute Finance, you can find Shaina hitting the courts with her tennis racket or baking away in the kitchen, brainstorming which continent to take on for her next set of adventures.

Christina Huh
Writer – “C-Note”

Bio coming soon!


In The Press

Ally Bank Attends the Financial Blogger Conference – Ally Bank “Straight Talk” Blog (October 11, 2011)