Mathew Schwartz began his career in journalism among the ink-stained veterans of a large Gannett newspaper. In his time as an editor there, he worked on nearly every section of the paper, guided the launch of a hip weekly lifestyle magazine for 20- and 30-somethings, and helped lead a major expansion of the paper’s Internet presence as a web editor. As a side gig, he was a staff concert critic, reviewing the likes of Madonna, Barenaked Ladies, Tim McGraw, Gavin DeGraw, Bob Dylan and Ani DiFranco. But it was his talent for parsing numbers that drew him to business journalism and DailyFinance, where he is now responsible for every mistake you see in the articles on the site, and most of the ones you don’t. Who, after all, would want to spend their days on the rock star beat when they could be following the money? Not him!
Sophia Bera, CFP® is the Founder of Gen Y Planning which delivers comprehensive financial planning advice to people in their 20s and 30s across the country. Sophia has been quoted on various websites and publications including Forbes, Business Insider, AOL, Yahoo!, Money Magazine, InvestmentNews, and The Huffington Post. She was recently named one of the “Top Financial Advisors for Millennials” by the website: www.MoneyUnder30.com. She is a sought after speaker and presenter and is an active member of the Financial Planning Association. In her free time, Sophia enjoys performing as an actor/singer and traveling the world with her husband, Jake.
Joanna and Johnny are the writing duo behind Our Freaking Budget, a personal finance blog documenting the joys, pains and realities of living on a budget. From the basics of saving and getting out of debt, to venturing into the wild world of four-letter investments like 401k's and IRAs, they document their journey through young adulthood while exploring their love-hate relationship with their "freaking budget."
Erin is the founder of BrokeMillennial.com, where she uses sarcasm and humor to explain basic financial concepts to her fellow millennials. Erin lives and works in New York City where she's developed quite the knack for finding deals and free events.
Rick Aristotle Munarriz lives in Coral Gables, Florida -- a block away from his alma mater, the University of Miami -- where he obtained his BBA and MBA. Rick has been a Motley Fool contributor since 1995, specializing in tech and consumer stocks. He's been part of the analyst team for the Motley Fool Rule Breakersnewsletter service since its 2004 launch, serving as portfolio lead for the real-money Motley Fool Supernova service since its 2012 debut. Beyond amassing close to 20,000 bylines in that time, Rick still finds the time to tend to his collection of travel and entertainment websites through Siteclopedia.com and perform improvisational comedy at Miami's Just The Funny.
After a short career practicing international law in Moscow and Washington, D.C., Rich Smith retired to rural Indiana to take up a second career in investing and financial writing. A contributing writer for the Motley Fool, he also makes occasional appearances on Sirius XM Radio and NPR, and has been published on such varied sites as Yahoo! Finance, Creditcardchaser.com, Slickdeals.net, and of course, Aol’s DailyFinance. Rich covers everything from defense companies to retailers, and from hi-tech to personal finance.
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