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Mercedes Barba

Senior investing editor
  • Investing
  • Stock analysis
  • Retirement
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Master's degree in News and Documentary, New York University

Mercedes Barba is a seasoned editorial leader and video producer. Presently, she holds the position of Senior Editor at Bankrate. Prior to this, she served as a senior editor at NextAdvisor and led the video team at, where she executive produced a short documentary that received an Emmy nomination. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son Luke and two pet dogs.

The key to successful investing is to take action and not let fear or over-analyzing prevent you from taking advantage of the benefits of compound interest over time.

— Mercedes Barba

Mercedes's latest articles

  • Interactive Brokers Review 2024

    If you're not afraid to dive into the market with both feet, Interactive Brokers is the most powerful and customizable platform available.

    May 13, 2024
  • Acorns Review 2024

    Acorns offers a useful app for managing many aspects of your financial life, from basic spending to saving with its “round-up” feature to investing in a diversified portfolio of securities.

    May 09, 2024
  • Schwab Intelligent Portfolios Review 2024

    You might initially think of broker Charles Schwab only as an option for “do-it-yourself” investors, but the dean of discount offers up a highly competent robo-advisor, too: Schwab Intelligent Portfolios.

    May 08, 2024
  • M1 Finance Review 2024

    M1 Finance straddles the line between broker and robo-advisor, between letting you run wild and giving you basic tools and portfolios that can guide you. It’s in a strange limbo, but those who fit the mix of features offered at M1 Finance may find it especially useful and won’t be able to imagine going elsewhere.

    May 08, 2024