Our Contributors

Sally Abrahms

Freelance Writer

Sally Abrahms writes about baby boomers, seniors and aging. She has published in The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, AARP and PBS Next Avenue.

Riley Adams, CPA

Senior Financial Analyst

Riley Adams, CPA, is a senior financial analyst with more than 10 years of experience in financial planning and analysis, investor relations, strategic planning, and business model development. Riley also operates a personal finance website, Young and the Invested, which is dedicated to helping young adults invest, manage and plan their money with confidence. He holds an M.S. in Applied Economics, Demography from Penn State University and B.A. and B.S. in Economics, Finance and Business Administration from Centenary College of Louisiana.

Emily Guy Birken

Author and Personal Finance Expert

Emily Guy Birken is a former educator, lifelong money nerd, and Plutus Award-winning freelance writer who specializes in the scientific research behind irrational money behaviors. Her background in education allows her to make complex financial topics relatable and easily understood by the layperson. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Kiplinger's, MSN Money and The Washington Post. She is the author of four books: Choose Your Retirement, Making Social Security Work for You, End Financial Stress Now, and the best-seller The 5 Years Before You Retire. Emily lives in Milwaukee with her family.

Carlos Dias Jr.

Financial Advisor and Founder of Dias Wealth, LLC

Carlos Dias Jr. is a financial advisor, speaker and instructor. He’s presented to thousands of accountants and attorneys on properly using financial products when developing tax and estate plans. Carlos is a nationally syndicated columnist for Kiplinger and has contributed, been featured or quoted in many publications, including Forbes, MarketWatch, Bloomberg, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report and USA Today, including radio and television stations.


Liz Froment

Writer and Content Strategist

Liz Froment is a writer and content strategist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has worked in various roles in the finance industry. Now, she uses that experience to help educate others on personal finance and retirement strategies.


Sarita Harbour

Sarita Harbour is a former banker who writes about all things financial, including retirement money matters and financial planning. Her work appears online at sites such as TIME/Money, CBS, The Hartford and more. When she isn't writing, she's homeschooling her two youngest children, gardening and homesteading off the grid.

Deb Hipp

Freelance Writer

Deb Hipp is a full-time freelance writer in Kansas City, Missouri, who specializes in retirement, personal finance, health and lifestyle.


Laura Richards

Freelance Journalist

Laura Richards is a Boston-based writer and journalist with a passion for storytelling, reporting, content and branding. She’s written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, The Boston Globe Magazine, Glamour, Reader's Digest, Martha Stewart Living, Woman's Day, Redbook, House Beautiful, and many other top-tier outlets. In addition to her journalism work, Laura specializes in helping companies sharpen and develop their brand awareness, identity, voice, and strategy to connect with their target audience through a variety of avenues.


David Rodeck

Financial Freelance Writer

David Rodeck is a financial writer based in Delaware who specializes in making insurance, investing and financial planning understandable. Before launching his writing business, David was an insurance agent and financial advisor. David holds degrees in economics and finance from McGill University and has passed the Series 6 and CFP exams.


Satta Sarmah Hightower

Freelance Writer

Satta Sarmah Hightower is a journalist-turned-content marketer and has been a full-time freelancer since 2014. She produces content for agencies and brands in the healthcare, technology and financial services industries and has worked with clients such as Adobe, Amazon, Google, Forbes, Morgan Stanley and Credit Karma, among others. Before becoming a freelancer, Satta worked for Patch Media, a division of AOL. She was a reporter and online editor before becoming the senior manager of editorial operations, where she oversaw content sponsorships for Fortune 500 clients and well-known brands. Satta also previously worked as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School.

Lauren Sieben


Lauren Sieben is a Milwaukee-based writer. Her work has appeared in Midwest Living, Realtor.com, The Washington Post and other outlets.

Sonya Stinson

Freelance Writer

Sonya Stinson is a New Orleans-based writer who covers personal finance, business, careers and education. Her work has appeared in Forbes, Bankrate.com, Inc.com and other major publications. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Pamela D. Wilson

Caregiving Expert

Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA, is a national caregiving expert, advocate and speaker. Twenty years of experience as a court-appointed guardian, power of attorney, and care manager serve as Wilson’s platform to help organizations increase awareness of caregiving responsibilities. She is a speaker and consultant who designs caregiver education and awareness programs, courses, and training for corporations and groups. Wilson hosts and produces The Caring Generation® podcast, is the author of the book The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes and is active on social media.

Tasha Williams

Tasha Williams, a former investment banking analyst, specializes in writing content about finance and economics, AI, insurance, fintech and diversity in those industries.

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