Trae Bodge, smart shopping expert


Named a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and FlexJobs, Trae Bodge is an accomplished and relatable lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, personal finance, parenting and retail. In addition to monthly “Best Buys” segments on CBS2 NY and Fox 5 NY, she has appeared on dozens of TV shows, including Rachael Ray, MSNBC, the Harry Show, Inside Edition, CNBC and network affiliates nationwide. Trae is a contributing editor at Woman’s Day magazine and regularly writes for several online publications, including,, and Her work has also appeared in/on, First for Women,, Kiplingers, Marketwatch, MSN Money and Yahoo Finance.

Trae has served as a judge on product-awards panels including RedbookParents and The Handbag Awards, and she has been featured as a beauty tastemaker in ElleRedbookInStyle and Essence. She is also co-founder of the cult cosmetic brand Three Custom Color Specialists.​ Trae loves delicious food, beautiful art, rocking music, and exploring new places. She spends her free time with her 12-year old daughter, Sadie Mae, her husband, Chris, their guinea pig, Chewy, and family and friends.

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