Meet our specialists

Get to know our thought leaders and experienced pros.

  • Liz Weston

    Personal Finance Columnist
    Experience: Los Angeles Times, MSN, Reuters
    Education: BA in Economics & Communications, Pacific Lutheran University
    Specialties: General personal finance; credit; credit scores; debt management; budgeting; retirement
  • Kimberly Palmer

    Credit Cards, Banking & Personal Finance Expert
    Experience: AARP, US News & World Report, Wall Street Journal
    Education: BA in History, Amherst College and Masters in Public Policy & Economics, The University of Chicago
    Specialties: Credit cards, credit card industry trends, credit scores and consumer debt, savings and checking accounts, consumer banking trends and family finances
  • Andrea Coombes

    Tax Specialist
    Experience: Personal finance reporter for 16+ years, including work for the Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch.
    Education: MA in Journalism, University of California, Berkeley
    Specialties: General personal finance, investing, retirement and saving strategies
  • Arielle O'Shea

    Investing and Retirement Specialist
    Experience: Personal finance reporter for 10+ years
    Education: BA in English, Shepherd University
    Specialties: General personal finance, investing, retirement and saving strategies
  • Brianna McGurran

    Student Finance and Careers Expert
    Experience: New York Observer, WNYC
    Education: BA in English, New York University and MA in Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
    Specialties: Student loans (debt, refinancing, and consolidation); Financial aid; personal finance and money management for millennials, careers
  • Courtney Jespersen

    Consumer Savings Expert
    Experience: The Central Valley Business Journal
    Education: BA in Communications, California State University-Stanislaus
    Specialties: Consumer buying and spending trends, budgeting and saving, shopping tips, sales, deals and retail trends