Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Judy Martel
Judy Martel is a Certified Financial Planner and the author of "The Dilemmas of Family Wealth." She was previously a senior editor at Bankrate.
Judy Martel
Jay MacDonald
Jay MacDonald has been a contributing editor at Bankrate.com for more than a decade, infusing humor and human interest into a broad range of personal finance topics.
Jay MacDonald
Sheyna Steiner
Sheyna Steiner covers rates and investing as well as a variety of personal finance topics.
Sheyna Steiner
Janna Herron
Janna Herron
Janna Herron
Claes Bell
Claes Bell has covered banking, autos and a variety of personal finance topics for Bankrate since 2006. He is a co-author of “Future Millionaires’ Guidebook,” available at all major e-book retailers.
Claes Bell
Katie Doyle
Katie Doyle is Bankrate's managing editor who also contributes personal finance stories and blog posts to the site.
Katie Doyle
Kay Bell
Kay Bell is Bankrate's tax specialist and served on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, which works with the IRS on customer service issues.
Kay Bell
Marcie Geffner
Marcie Geffner is a freelance reporter, writer, editor and blogger whose real estate, mortgage and banking stories have been published by dozens of major U.S. newspapers.
Marcie Geffner
Jennie Phipps
Jennie Phipps started reporting on retirement planning 6 years ago, when she and her husband were thinking about retiring. They haven't pulled the trigger yet, but she's still hoping.
Jennie Phipps
Polyana da Costa
Polyana da Costa is a Bankrate staff reporter following the mortgage and real estate beats. Prior to joining Bankrate, she wrote for the Daily Business Review.
Polyana da Costa
Mark Hamrick
Mark Hamrick is Bankrate's Washington Bureau Chief. An award-winning journalist, he previously worked for The Associated Press and is a former president of The National Press Club.
Mark Hamrick
Greg McBride
Greg McBride , CFA, is the senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com and has appeared on hundreds of national television outlets and is widely quoted in the press.
Greg McBride
Barbara Whelehan
Barbara Whelehan is an assistant managing editor at Bankrate.com and has a certificate of specialization in financial planning.
Barbara Whelehan
Doug Whiteman
Doug Whiteman is Bankrate's insurance editor and the voice of many Bankrate videos. Previously, he covered the consumer beat for Associated Press Radio.
Doug Whiteman
Crissinda Ponder
Crissinda Ponder is Bankrate’s insurance reporter who also contributes personal finance stories and blog posts to the site.
Crissinda Ponder
Holden Lewis
Holden Lewis is an assistant managing editor at Bankrate.com who has covered the mortgage industry for more than 10 years. His mortgage blog has earned five national awards.
Holden Lewis