Meet the FinanceBuzz Contributors
Get to know the writers who lend their voices and personal finance expertise to FinanceBuzz.
Ambrose O'Callaghan is a freelance finance and investment writer based in Hamilton, Canada. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from McMaster University and enjoys creative fiction writin… See more
Ariel is a St. Louis-based personal finance writer who specializes in side hustles, paying down debt, and saving/budgeting. Her work for clients has been seen in Forbes and CNBC. When she's not worki… See more
Becky Holladay is a finance and travel writer whose work has been published in The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, and the California Business Journal, among others. She loves finding … See more
Ben is a personal finance and travel writer who loves helping people achieve their money goals. Along with FinanceBuzz, his writing has also been featured on U.S. News, NerdWallet, Experian, Credit K… See more
Ben Walker, CEPF, is a credit cards and travel writer at FinanceBuzz who loves helping others achieve their travel goals through financially sound decisions. For over a decade, he has been using cred… See more
Bob Haegele is a personal finance writer specializing in banking, investing, and personal finance topics. His work has been featured in Business Insider, CreditCards.com, and Bankrate. When he’s not … See more
Brandon Neth is a credit card and award travel expert. He runs social media and audience growth for FinanceBuzz, including the FBZ Elite Facebook travel group. He’s spent the last 11 years using c… See more
Cat Lafuente is a Florida-based writer and editor with extensive experience in digital and print content spaces. Her own personal finance journey — particularly consolidating debt and paying it off, … See more
Chris Kissell is a writer and editor whose work has been featured at Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, MSN Money, Fox Business, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, Bankrate, Money Talks News, and more. He writes … See more
Christine writes about credit cards, travel, entrepreneurship, and business. She's been in digital marketing and technology for her entire career and loves it. She believes everyone has the power … See more
Christy Rakoczy has a Juris Doctorate from UCLA Law School with a focus in Business Law, and a Certificate in Business Marketing with an English Degree from The University of Rochester. As a full… See more
Dori Zinn is a personal finance journalist with work featured in Huffington Post, Quartz, Wirecutter, Bankrate, Credit Karma, and others. She loves helping people learn to be better with money.
Elizabeth Rollins has degrees in literature and business, and she's combined these loves into a career in writing about personal finance. Her special areas of interest are debt, value, budgeting, edu… See more
Elyssa Kirkham is a personal finance writer who specializes in using data journalism to provide unique insights into personal finance. An expert on student loans, consumer debt, and credit, she loves… See more
Erin has spent over a decade showing readers unique ways to make the most from their investments and personal finances. She’s a writer and editor whose work has been featured in many large investment… See more
Greg Van Horn is the founder and CEO of FinanceBuzz. A serial technology entrepreneur, he has built and scaled over a dozen multiple-million dollar digital companies in the last 15 years.
Jacob Wade is nationally-recognized personal finance writer for the past eight years. He has been featured in CBS News, MSN Money, Forbes, Nasdaq, Yahoo! Finance, Go Banking Rates, and AOL Finance.
Jason Steele is a journalist who specializes in covering credit cards, award travel, and other areas of personal finance. As one of the nation’s leading experts in the credit card industry, Jason’s w… See more
Jennifer Calonia is a native Los Angeles-based writer and editor with eight years of experience in personal finance. She's passionate about helping others pay off debt, navigate family finance, and u… See more
Jenny Cohen is a freelance writer who has covered a bit of everything, from finance to sports to her favorite TV shows. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and FoxSports… See more
Jessica Wick is a content writer living in (and loving!) the Pacific Northwest. When she's not balancing the family budget and finding ways to save money for trips, she's writing for work, reading fo… See more
Jordan Bishop is the founder of Yore Oyster, a site that helps you optimize your finances while living an international life. He recently published his first book, <i>Unperfect</i>, an exploration of… See more
Josh Koebert is an experienced content marketer that loves exploring how personal finance overlaps with topics such as sports, food, pop culture, and more. His work has been featured on sites such as… See more
Kat Tretina is a personal finance writer and certified financial counselor based in Orlando, Florida. Dedicated to helping people build a solid financial foundation, she's written about insurance pro… See more
Kate Daugherty is a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado. She specializes in personal finance, grant writing, and senior health.
Katelyn Washington is a writer with a passion for finance and business. She put herself through business school as a single mother of three and has had pieces commissioned by national magazines. When… See more
Kevin Payne is a freelance writer specializing in student loans, credit cards, personal finance, and travel. He is a regular contributor to Club Thrifty, Millennial Money, and Student Loan Planner. … See more
Kimberlee Leonard has taken her professional experience as an insurance agency owner and financial advisor and translated that into a finance writing career that helps business owners and professiona… See more
Lance Cothern, CPA is a personal finance writer and founder of MoneyManifesto.com. Lance's work covering several personal finance topics has been published in U.S. News & World Report, Business Insid… See more
Larissa writes for FinanceBuzz and divides her time between a cabin in the San Juan Mountains and traveling in a van. She enjoys writing about travel, debt relief, personal loans, and mortgages. Her … See more
Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore is a seasoned freelance writer who also teaches writing courses at Rutgers University. She's based in Jersey City and enjoys travel, live music and, of course, spending quality… See more
Lee Huffman is a former financial planner and corporate finance manager who now writes about early retirement, credit cards, travel, insurance, and other personal finance topics. He enjoys showing pe… See more
Lindsay Frankel is a Denver-based freelance writer who specializes in credit cards, travel, budgeting/saving, and shopping. She has been featured in several finance publications, including LendingTre… See more
Lisa Bigelow is an award-winning freelance content creator who helps people learn smarter credit, borrowing, saving and information security habits. In addition to FinanceBuzz, Lisa has contributed t… See more
Liz Alterman is a New Jersey-based freelance writer whose work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Business Insider, Next Avenue, and more. While she enjoys covering all asp… See more
Lucy Lazarony is a personal finance writer and journalist. Her articles have been featured on MSN Money, the National Endowment for Financial Education, AARP, and Woman's Day. Prior to freelancing, s… See more
Maya Siman is a digital PR professional with a passion for story telling. Her own personal finance journey has inspired her to create engaging content with the rest of the FinanceBuzz team to help ot… See more
Melissa Brock works as a freelance writer and full-time financial editor covering higher education, investing, personal finance, mortgages, saving for college, insurance, and more. Her work has been… See more
Miranda Marquit has been covering money for more than a decade and is a nationally-recognized financial expert and journalist, appearing on CNBC, NPR, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, FOX Business, and numero… See more
Moriah Chace is a queer personal finance aficionado who writes about credit cards, careers, banking, and more. Her work has been featured by a number of large media outlets including The Motley Fool,… See more
Nicholas Slayton is a journalist and editor based in Los Angeles. His writing can be found at The Daily Beast, Paste Magazine, Architectural Digest, Shelterforce, and other outlets.
Olivia Christensen is a freelance writer and columnist whose work has been featured in HuffPost, Business Insider, and more. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband and three kids, and w… See more
Rachel Cribby is a personal finance writer from Canada. Once a terrible math student with a fear of numbers, Rachel has embraced the world of personal finance and is passionate about empowering other… See more
Rebecca Wright is a media maven who loves making her money go further with deals, coupons, and personal finance hacks. Since money makes the world go ‘round, she’s interested in exploring the int… See more
Rebecca Neubauer is a personal finance and science freelance writer who specializes in writing about managing money, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and alternative living. Rebecca is an avid trave… See more
Rebecca Safier is a personal finance writer and certified student loan counselor who loves helping consumers make informed financial decisions. Her work has been featured on MarketWatch, U.S. News & … See more
Robin is a freelance writer who lives on the South Carolina beach. She has spent the last 20 years writing about all kinds of topics for publications such as The New York Times, Yes! Magazine, Next T… See more
In addition to his bylined articles on sites like TheStreet, ThinkAdvisor, and Investopedia, Roger ghostwrites extensively for financial advisors, investment managers, and financial services companie… See more
Ryan Clancy is a freelance writer and blogger. He's passionate about all things finance and tech, especially personal finance, and bringing it down to a level that everyone can understand. Ryan lives… See more
Sandy Baker is a has over 17 years of experience in the financial sector. Her experience includes website content, blogs, and social media. She’s worked with companies such as Realtor.com, Bankrate, … See more
Sarah Sheehan is a former teacher turned writer, coach, and serial entrepreneur. She has four businesses and counting, including the The Follow Through Firm and DefiantEd. When she's not writing or c… See more
Sarah Li Cain is an experienced content marketing writer specializing in FinTech, credit, loans, personal finance, alternative investments, real estate, banking, international business and travel. He… See more
Serise Lange is a freelance writer specializing in explaining tech, business, finance, and crypto for power, profit, and progress. When not writing, she's finding new nature trails and matching outfi… See more
Stephanie Colestock is a credit card expert, travel rewards aficionado, and writer who enjoys teaching people how to be financially independent and confident about their money choices. If it has t… See more
Taylor Medine is a freelance writer who's covered all things personal finance for the last seven years. She enjoys writing financial product reviews and guides on budgeting, saving, repaying debt, an… See more
Taylor Milam-Samuel is a personal finance writer and credentialed educator who is passionate about helping people take control of their finances and create a life they love. Her work has been feature… See more
Tim Maxwell is a freelance financial writer whose work has been published on websites such as USA Today, Fox Business, Bankrate, Incomist, FinanceBuzz, and more.
Tracy Odell is the VP of Content at FinanceBuzz where she leads the talented team of editors and writers who create all of the valuable content you'll find here. Before joining FinanceBuzz, Tracy hel… See more
Will Vitka is a D.C. area reporter and writer. He previously worked for WTOP, The New York Post, Stuff Magazine, and CBS News.
Yahia Barakah has been creating finance-focused content since 2011. He has a background in institutional investment and asset management and a deep passion for financial literacy. He enjoys breaking … See more