Nina Smith

Nina Smith

At a Glance:

Nina Smith has been a Project Contributor since September 2007, has written 42 entries and currently lives in Newport Beach, CA.


Nina Smith is the editor and founder of Queercents, a personal finance blog for the LGBT community. Since its launch in April 2006, a team of contributors have served up daily tips and money anecdotes written in a distinct and queer voice.

Known for her Ten Money Questions series, Nina has been featured on Logo from MTV Networks and profiled in The Advocate magazine. She resides in Newport Beach, CA with her partner.

Nina Smith: Recently Filed

Remember Hillary? She Still Needs Your Money!

Filed by Nina Smith | April 19, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Not too long ago, if you went to, you found the 2008 presidential nomination race in high gear with Clinton winning more primaries and delegates than any other female candidate in American history. What a difference a year makes....Read More

Social Currency: Leveraging Status

Filed by Nina Smith | March 15, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Since watching Randy Pausch's Last Lecture, I bought the audiobook version at iTunes and listened to it on my iPod. In one chapter, he recites a story about the time his wife hit one car while it was sitting in...Read More

Recession Woes Helping Gay Men Place a Higher Value on Love?

Filed by Nina Smith | January 28, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

The gay dating service issued this press release today: As the nation's economic news worsens, and Valentine's Day approaches, many gay men in America are re-assessing the value of true love in their lives. "We've been hearing from our...Read More

Review: Uncharitable by Dan Pallotta

Filed by Nina Smith | January 03, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

"What percentage of my donation goes to the cause?" Isn't that what we're all trained to ask when a charitable organization comes calling for money? Dan Pallotta's new book, Uncharitable argues that this paradigm needs a shift and he's speaking...Read More

The cost of moving beyond ex-gay movement

Filed by Nina Smith | December 07, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

Ex-gay survivor and queer quirky Quaker, Peterson Toscano is a theatrical performance activist. His one-person show about how he tried to de-gay himself for a number of years is now available on DVD. As some of you might know, therapy...Read More