The 2020 Handbag Awards Judge Trae Bodge
Trae Bodge is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, personal finance, parenting, and retail. <br><br> She has appeared on TV hundreds of times; including NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Inside Edition, CNBC and local network affiliates nationwide. She has been named a Top Voice in Retail by LinkedIn and a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and FlexJobs. She is a contributor at Woman's Day, Newsweek, and CNN Underscored, and her writing and expert commentary have appeared in Forbes, USNews.com, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, MSN, Yahoo Finance, and numerous others. <br><br> Trae is co-founder of the media coaching firm, One Take, and the cult cosmetic brand, Three Custom Color Specialists. She is also a frequent speaker at conferences such as FinCon, Alt Summit, and Mom 2.0 Summit. <br><br> She loves delicious food, vintage clothing, beautiful art, rocking music, and new places. She spends her free time with her 13-year old daughter, Sadie Mae, her husband, Chris, their guinea pig, Chewy, and family and friends. <br><br> You can find her at Truetrae.com and @Truetrae on Instagram, Facebook and Twittter.