Sarah Foster covers the Federal Reserve, the U.S. economy and economic policy for Bankrate. Originally from a small town in rural Illinois, Foster developed a passion for economics while watching her community recover from the Great Recession. She witnessed just how much Main Street is impacted by Wall Street and saw firsthand that the Federal Reserve’s most well-intentioned policies can still leave those most desperate for help behind.
Sarah previously worked for Bloomberg News, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Daily Herald and has been quoted in several national and regional media outlets, including Yahoo! News, NBC, the Toronto Star, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and more.
Sarah graduated with a bachelor’s in news-editorial journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was a bronze tablet recipient for graduating in the top 3 percent of her class. She holds a master’s in business journalism from Northwestern University and is currently studying for her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. She lives in New York City with her 12-year-old corgi Toby and has too many books and instruments to count.