Ellie Kay

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EllieKay is a best-selling author and founder of SHOP, SAVE, & SHARE SEMINARS. The seminar was made into a film by the Air Force Aid Society for international distribution, and is currently available at 120 Air Force bases worldwide. In addition to contributions to a dozen other compilation books, she has published/contracted the following solo titles:

Shop, Save and Share – (Bethany House Publishers, 1998 )
How To Save Money Every Day – (Bethany House Publishers, 2001, and Spire, 2004)
Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees—Teaching Kids The Value of A Buck (Bethany House Publishers, 2002 and Spire, 2005)
Heroes At Home – (Bethany House Publishers, 2003) * Gold Medallion finalist
The New Bride Guide (Bethany House Publishers, 2003)
A Woman’s Guide to Family Finance (Bethany House Publishers, 2004)
Heroes At Home – audiobook (Brilliance Audio, 2004)
The Debt Diet – (Zondervan, 2005)
Kisses of Sunshine for Moms – (Zondervan, 2005)
A Mom’s Guide to Family Finance (Spire, 2006)

Education and Awards
Ellie’s book, Heroes at Home, was a finalist in the 2003 Gold Medallion Book Awards.
Ellie is a 1993 graduate of Colorado Christian University with a B.S. degree in the Management of Human Resources.
She was one of a handful of Air Force Spouses who graduated from the “Master Trainer” program with Army Family Team Building training.

In 1999 she received the Army’s highest civilian medal, the Dr. Mary E. Walker Award for outstanding dedication to improving the quality of life for soldiers and their families. She is the first Air Force spouse to be decorated with this medal, which required a four-star General’s waiver.

She is also the recipient of the 1999 Commander’s Award for Public Service, USA, for “selfless service and dedication in keeping with the finest traditions of the 10th Mountain Division.”

With over 10,000 volunteer hours to her credit, she is the recipient of dozens of local volunteer awards.
Career Highlights:

Ellie is regular guest on the international show, CNBC’s #1 rated “Power Lunch.” She has worked with producers from The Today Show, The Ananda Lewis Show and Nickelodean. Ellie’s diverse abilities include the writing of a four-hour video product for “Life Today.” It showcased Ellie’s abilities as a platform speaker, on location reporter, interviewer and talk show host. In 2002–2004 she was featured as the financial expert on a reality TV series called Simplify Your Life as well as an appearance on Dr. Robert Schuller’s Hour of Power. A few of Ellie’s many television appearances include:

National Fox Network Show, Fox and Friends
Host of Savings Tips With Ellie Kay in Northern New York and Canada.
Life Today
Good Morning America affiliates including “Good Morning, Texas!”
CNN The Flip Side
At Home Live
Lifestyles Magazine
Good News, A.M
The Price is Right

Ellie recently was in the national spotlight again with two taped news specials that aired on over 150 local news stations across the country—including the top 50 markets. The second feature entitled, “Year Round Gifts” highlighted Ellie’s second book, How to Save Money Every Day, by starring a reader who implemented the author’s ideas to save thousands every year on gifts.

As a veteran of over 500 radio stations, Ellie is equally comfortable with live radio, call-ins or taped broadcasts. She is a national commentator and has appeared as a repeat guest on international radio including:

Family Life Today with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine
Commentary for national shows “Money Watch” and “Money Matters”
Focus on the Family
Midday Connection
USA Radio Network
American Family Radio
Janet Parshall’s America
National Public Radio affiliates
The Michael Medved Show

Print Media
Shop, Save and Share made it to the Crossings Book Club’s “Best Sellers for Families” list. Her book, How to Save Money Every Day, was not only featured by Crossings, but also made a full page entrance into The Literary Guild, The Mystery Club Guild, The Military Guild and Doubleday Book Club catalogs. She’s been published and/or featured in:

Becoming Family –Cover photo and pictorial essay
Family Circle
First For Women
Reader’s Digest
Woman’s Day Magazine
Focus on the Family Magazine
Home Life Magazine
Today’s Christian Woman
Woman’s World
The New York Daily News
Becoming Family
Bottom Line Personals
Bottom Line Tomorrow
Marriage Partnership Magazine
Shine Magazine
The Good News Herald
The National Enquirer
Air Force Times
Army Times
Marine Corps/Navy Times
Military Money
Parenting Magazine

Columns and E-Modules
Today’s Christian Woman – Columnist for 2005/2006
Military Spouse Magazine – Columnist for 2005/2006
Marriage Partnership – Flagstaff Contributing Writer 2003-2006
Military Money, Financial Columnist for 2003-2006
Focus on Your Child Newsletters (3 ages groups), 2003-2006
HomeLife-Financial columnist for 2003/2004
Focus on Your Child Website – E-learning Module for Parents (Financial)
Shine Magazine –Financial Columnist

Substituted for Laura Bush as keynote for the National Guard Bureau annual convention (Boston, 2005) for all 54 territories.
“Hearts at Home” 2005 conferences – keynote – 6,000 (national) and 3,000 (regionals)
Air Warfare Center USAF Commander’s Conference—keynote–2005

There is a constant demand for Ellie’s entertaining, timely and motivational messages with bookings into 2006.

Equally comfortable in arena events with several thousand conferees or in front of a small group at a commander’s call
PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel) speakers bureau stateside and in Europe
Guest speaker for military awards banquets, conferences and retreat center
Featured speaker for various tape of the month clubs
Faculty member at Mount Hermon, Florida, Glorieta, and Sandy Cove Writer’s Conferences
Featured Keynote at Mountain Top Conferences for 2003
Replaced Barbara Bush at the annual “Military Spouse of the Year” awards 2003 sponsored by the NCOA
Speaks to audiences of 6,000 or more

Visa Providian – desk side interviews with editors, online education, Q&A with Ellie Kay and the “Ellie Kay – Providian Sweepstakes” – providing education on FICO scores and monthly tips to save money.
Entertainment.com – Satellite Media Tour
Mastercard – Satellite Media Tour
EhealthInsurance.com – Satellite Media Tour – Education on HSAs


Despite a rigorous schedule, Ellie maintains her family as highest priority. She is married to Bob Kay, a test pilot with over 20 years experience. The Kay’s school-aged children include: Daniel, Philip, Bethany, Jonathan, and Joshua and their adult children include Amanda and Melissa (married to Moran Rosenblit of the non-profit organization hope4israel).