About Julie

Julie Mayfield is a freelance writer and blogger specializing in personal finance and lifestyle topics. She is the creator of two blogs: The Family CEO and Creating This Life. She has written for the U.S. News & World Report and Houston Chronicle websites and is a contributor to The U.S. News Guide to Paying for College. Julie has appeared in Woman’s Day magazine and on NBC’s TODAY show. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas, is the mother of two young adults, and lives with her husband in Overland Park, KS.

Media Appearance


In August, 2013, Julie and her daughter Lindsey appeared on NBC’s TODAY show discussing college costs.

Video of TODAY show appearance


The following sites and publications have featured The Family CEO:


  • College Savings Plan, Woman’s Day Magazine, September 2013

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