Stuart Rutherford is interested in how poor people manage their money. He has followed that interest as a researcher, consultant, evaluator, and practitioner. He founded the MFI SafeSave in Dhaka in 1996, and is the author of many articles and three books. With David Hulme of Manchester University he devised the 'financial diaries' research methodology and carried out the first ever diary project in Bangladesh in 1999-2000. He is currently running a long-term diaries project in central Bangladesh. He now lives in Japan.