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Authors

Editor in chief
Julie Bandy joined the Bankrate editorial team in 1999 and was named editor in chief in June 2007. She and her team of reporters, …Read more
Mobile editor
Claes Bell graduated from Florida State University with degrees in History and Writing, after serving as a staff writer and …Read more
Contributing tax editor
Kay Bell is an award-winning journalist, blogger and author who, after spending almost 20 years in Washington, D.C., working on …Read more
Contributing reporter
Marilyn B. Bowden is a freelance writer, editor and book reviewer who has published in a number of national publications. She …Read more
Contributing reporter
Margarette Burnette is veteran journalist who specializes in personal finance, parenting and real estate articles. In addition to …Read more
Mobile and auto editor
Mike Cetera is an editor on the auto and mobile finance beats, working out of Bankrate's Chicago office. He joined Bankrate in …Read more
Contributing reporter
Rita started out writing about the construction industry, but she has spent the last few years covering health, safety, personal …Read more
Contributing reporter
Christina Couch is a freelance writer and permanent traveler who moves to a different city every few months. She is the author of …Read more
Senior mortgage analyst/reporter
Polyana da Costa is a senior mortgage analyst/writer for Bankrate.com. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from San …Read more
Copy editor
Lance Davis is a copy editor for Bankrate.com. He is a native of Alabama and graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's …Read more
Contributing reporter
Greg Daugherty is a writer and editor based in Westchester County, New York, with a specialty in personal finance.He is a former …Read more
Managing editor
Katie Doyle was promoted to her current role as managing editor in September 2011.She joined Bankrate as a copy editor in May …Read more
Copy editor
Since November 2013, Laura Dunn has been a copy editor and regular podcast presence at Bankrate.com. Proudly from Illinois, …Read more
Contributing reporter
John has nearly 30 years of experience in journalism, brand journalism, blogging and public relations. He is editor in chief at …Read more
Contributing reporter
Michael Estrin is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. He writes about real estate, insurance, and personal finance for …Read more
Contributing reporter
Jessica is the editor of the online responsible tourism and culture magazine, Epicure & Culture, as well as the solo-female travel …Read more
Contributing reporter
Alissa Fleck is a freelance journalist and stand-up comedian based in New York City. She writes primarily about health care and …Read more
Contributing reporter
Bruce is a veteran independent financial writer based in New York. He specializes in wealth management, financial planning, …Read more
Contributing reporter
Hailing from New York, where she lives with her husband and two children, Donna has been a journalist for more than 15 years, …Read more
Contributing reporter
Marcie Geffner is an award-winning freelance reporter, editor, author, writer and blogger whose work has been published by a long …Read more
Contributing reporter
Constance Gustke is a New York-based journalist who writes about emerging mega-trends and personal finance. She currently contributes regularly to CNBC.com and the …Read more
Washington bureau chief
Mark Hamrick is Washington Bureau Chief for Bankrate.com, operating out of the National Press Building in the shadow of The White …Read more
Contributing reporter
Rachel is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in various print and online publications. Her credits include Parents, …Read more
Contributing reporter
Russ Heaps began covering the automotive industry in 1986, when he parlayed his position as a retail ad sales rep into helping …Read more
Contributing reporter
Corie Hengst is a New York-based freelance writer and editor covering topics such as business, travel and beauty. She began her …Read more
Contributing reporter
Janna Herron is an award-winning freelance writer specializing in business, personal finance, and real estate news and trends. …Read more
Data journalist
Stacy Jones is a data journalist at Bankrate. Before that she was a business reporter at The Star-Ledger in Newark covering small …Read more
Research and Statistics Editor
Chris Kahn, Bankrate's research and statistics editor, previously spent 13 years in daily news. He was a national energy writer at …Read more
Contributing reporter
Chris Kissell has been a writer and editor for nearly 25 years. He has written stories about mortgages, insurance, retirement and …Read more
Contributing reporter
Susan has written about everything from home inspection horror stories, to millennials and money, to the ins and outs of health …Read more
Contributing reporter
Erica Lamberg is a journalist based in suburban Philadelphia. A contributor for a group of Gannett newspapers for over a decade, …Read more
Contributing reporter
Heather is a freelance writer, editor and content provider based in Tacoma, Washington. She frequently writes about personal …Read more
Contributing reporter
Jennifer is a writer and editor whose articles and essays have appeared in print and online publications such as Family Circle, …Read more
Assistant managing editor/mortgage analyst
Holden Lewis is a senior mortgage analyst, editor at Bankrate.com He joined the team as a reporter in May 1999 and wrote for a …Read more
Contributing editor
Jay MacDonald has been a contributing editor at Bankrate for more than a decade, infusing humor and human interest into a broad …Read more
Contributing reporter
Clare Mallen is a freelance writer and blogger who joined the Bankrate team in 2010. She was responsible for the daily retirement …Read more
Contributing reporter
Judy Martel is a freelance financial writer and author of the book, "Dilemmas of Family Wealth: Insights on Succession, Cohesion …Read more
CFA, Chief Financial Analyst
Greg McBride, CFA, is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Analyst, for Bankrate.com, providing analysis and advice on personal …Read more
Contributing reporter
Molly McCluskey is a freelance journalist covering economics, personal finance and foreign affairs. Her work has appeared in Al …Read more
Contributing reporter
David McMillin has covered the banking industry for Bankrate.com since early 2010. He provides practical advice and unbiased …Read more
Contributing reporter
Marilyn Kennedy Melia is a longtime freelancer who has concentrated on personal finance subjects. Money matters are often …Read more
Contributing reporter
Jen A. Miller is an award-winning journalist and author whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, …Read more
Contributing reporter
Chris Nicholson is head of communications at FutureAdvisor, the digital investment manager that shows you how to rebalance your …Read more
Senior credit card analyst and editor
Jessica Patel, a credit card analyst/editor, is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in magazine journalism. She …Read more
Contributing reporter
Jennie L. Phipps is a gray hair who writes a lot about retirement — even though she isn't retired. She also creates content about …Read more
Insurance analyst/reporter
Crissinda Ponder graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a minor in …Read more
Assistant managing editor/banking and auto
Stephen Pounds, a senior editor, joined Bankrate in 2009 from The Palm Beach Post, where he was a business writer, bureau chief …Read more
Senior banking analyst/reporter
Senior Banking Analyst and writer Allison Ross joined the Bankrate team in December 2013. Before that, she worked at The Palm …Read more
Assistant video producer
Amanda Rowe is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with a focus in public …Read more
Social Media Community Manager
Janet Reusch attended the University of Kentucky and earned a degree in Spanish with a minor in business. While in college, she …Read more
Contributing reporter
Haley is a Seattle-based freelance writer who covers personal finance, retail, travel, health and a variety of other topics for …Read more
Contributing reporter
Mitch Strohm is a freelance writer, editor and blogger whose work has appeared in a variety of publications. Based out of …Read more
Contributing reporter
Solvej is a Southern California-based journalist with 15 years of experience. Her stories have been published nationwide by …Read more
Contributing reporter
Shelly K. Schwartz has covered business and personal finance news for 20 years, most recently as a full-time freelancer in …Read more
Senior credit card analyst and reporter
Jeanine Skowronski is Bankrate.com's credit card analyst/reporter. Prior to joining Bankrate, she was the Deputy Editor of …Read more
Senior investing analyst/reporter
Sheyna Steiner is an investing analyst/writer for Bankrate.com Before joining Bankrate, Sheyna Steiner worked as a customer …Read more
Contributing reporter
Sonya Stinson is a New Orleans-based writer covering personal finance, small business, careers and higher education, along with …Read more
Contributing reporter
Poonkulali, a freelance writer and editor based in New York's Brooklyn borough, has written on topics ranging from investments and …Read more
Contributing reporter
Betsy Verecky is a freelance writer and editor.  She joined The Associated Press in 2004 in Athens, Greece, covering the Paralympics, art and archaeology exhibitions …Read more
Copy editor
Libby Wells, Bankrate's chief copy editor, has more than 30 years of experience as a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines …Read more
Assistant managing editor/retirement, investing and taxes
Barbara Mlotek Whelehan is an assistant managing editor at Bankrate.com. She has been covering personal finance topics for 15-plus …Read more
Assistant managing editor/insurance analyst
Doug Whiteman came on board Bankrate in February 2012 as an associate editor after nearly 18 years with The Associated Press. …Read more
Contributing reporter
Kristin Wong is a freelance writer who has contributed to MSN, Lifehacker, CreditCards.com, Fidelity and her own frugality …Read more
Video producer
Lucas began his career serving honorably in the Army as a broadcast journalist, where he earned the rank of Sergeant. Over 5 years …Read more
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