I am Lillian Karabaic.
I host a radio show,
wrote a cat-filled book about purrsonal finance
and give talks on money management.
I also make art about my personal data.
My purrsonal finance book, A Cat’s Guide to Money, is shipping its second printing. You can get it right meow!
Lillian Karabaic is a Ziggy-Stardust-costume-silver-boots-with-butterfly-wings-wearing kinda queer who made every gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans kid in high school feel like they were a-oh-kay. – Forbes
Her syndicated radio show, Oh My Dollar! makes personal finance accessible and non-scary. Here’s recent episodes:
Lillian Karabaic lives in Portland, Oregon where she teaches personal finance to millennials through workshops, courses, and a weekly podcast as Oh My Dollar! She also makes a lot of graphs, wonks about transportation, rides a beautiful yellow custom bicycle, and organizes people and things. She eats 3 tacos every morning for breakfast.
She’s also a co-founder of StreamPDX, a community podcast studio in a 1960’s Airstream trailer.
From 2013-2016, she was a member of the Portland Bureau of Transportation Advisory Committee and is happy to answer your questions about massive spreadsheets of government grants.
Previously, she was the Digital Director for the Democratic Party of Oregon, Development Manager at the Community Cycling Center, database manager at Bitch Media, the Zine Librarian for the Independent Publishing Resource Center and worked in outreach & education at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and Oregon Walks. She served two terms in Americorps and is passionate about public service.
She knows that’s a lot of jobs to keep track of, so she made you this transit map of her career:
She serves breakfast and coffee to bike commuters on the Tillikum bridge every last Friday of the month from 7AM to 9AM as part of Breakfast on the Bridges. Occasionally in superhero garb.
She has participated in three Project 365s, where she takes a self-portrait of herself every day for a year. She also took a picture of everything she bought for an entire year. While it has increased her photography skills slightly, mostly it has made her capable of making a fool of herself in public with no regrets, as seen here: