I provide both bylined and ghostwritten content for personal finance websites, real estate agents, insurance agents, mortgage lenders, and financial advisors. I am known for my well-informed and conversational writing style and my skill in making complex topics easy to understand.

As a personal finance expert with more than 12 years of professional writing experience, I believe that anyone can take control of their finances at any time, but it can be hard to know what steps to take or where to turn for trustworthy information. I'm the person who has read the fine print on the credit card applications, reviewed the lengthy tax publications, and researched the complicated mortgage loans so others don't have to. My goal is to simplify personal finance for others because I believe money should be a tool to help people achieve their dreams, not a source of endless stress. 

My personal finance articles have appeared in nationally recognized media outlets such as Yahoo's homepage, Yahoo Finance, Forbes.com, MSNBC.com, SFGate.com, MSN Real Estate, Realtor.com, Investopedia, Interest.com, Bankrate, MassMutual's blog, Bankaholic, Mortgage-Calc.com, Saving Advice, and more. I have also written definitions of more than 1,000 financial terms for Investopedia's online dictionary as well as in-depth tutorials on budgeting, banking and home buying. In addition, I have written scripts for Investopedia's educational videos and responded to readers' FAQs. Below you’ll find links to a few examples of my published work.

Debt

6 ways to pay off credit card debt, Bankrate.com

Should you pay down debt first or build up savings? Here's how to choose, Bankrate.com

How to Transfer Credit Card Balances to a New Card, Investopedia.com

What happens to your student loans when you die? MassMutual.com

Investing

7 mistakes to avoid when investing in CDs, Interest.com

Here's what’s wrong with DIY investing, Interest.com

Are CD Ladders Still Worth The Effort? Bankaholic.com

Using investments to make a difference, MassMutual.com

Insurance

Best Life Insurance for Seniors, TheSimpleDollar.com

Your Complete Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance, Investopedia.com

Is Your Employer-Provided Life Insurance Coverage Enough? Investopedia.com

How Umbrella Insurance Works, Investopedia.com

Mortgages

How to finance a fixer-upper, Interest.com

How to get a mortgage during retirement, MassMutual.com

3 Reasons to Work with a Mortgage Broker, Bankrate.com

Public Policy

Tax Withholding: Good for Government, Bad for Taxpayers, Investopedia.com

How the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Works, Investopedia.com

Unnatural Rights in the Natural State, Arkansas Center for Research in Economics

The Citizen’s Guide to Understanding Arkansas Economic Data, Arkansas Center for Research in Economics

Student Loans

Will getting a student loan deferral hurt my credit score? Investopedia.com

Refinancing student loans: What’s lost, what’s gained, MassMutual.com

Repaying student loans early: How to do it right, MassMutual.com