I’ve succeeded as a freelance personal finance writer because I acknowledge what many financial writers and financial experts don’t: Achieving financial independence isn’t about dollars and cents, or financial literacy. Whether the goal is to start investing, saving for retirement, or building wealth, financial advice must inspire action.

I write personal finance articles on topics like retirement, investing, tax planning, charitable giving and building wealth for Forbes, Money, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, Fifth Third Wealth Management, Prudential, Wells Fargo Advisors, Thrivent Advisors, FTB Advisors, Discover, Mint, Acorns, LearnVest, Society of Grown Ups, Refinery 29, Goal Investor–to name a few.

Prudential: Read This Before Setting Your Future on FIRE

Prudential: Pros & Cons of Using 529 Plans for K-12 Expenses

Fifth Third Wealth Advisors: Washington-Proof Your Tax Planning

Fifth Third Wealth Advisors: 3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving

How to Spot Tax Planning Opportunities from Last Year’s Tax Return

FTB Advisors: Not Feeling Retirement Ready? Simple Ways to Beef UP Your Retirement Account

FTB Advisors: 7 Things All Adults Should Know About Their Finances

The Muse: 4 Ways to Make Achieving Big Money Goals Feel Easy

LearnVest: 5 Strategies to Start Saving for Retirement

Wells Fargo Advisors: Do You Plan to Downsize in Retirement?

Forbes: Fear-Driven Money Moves that Sabotage Your Net Worth

LearnVest: 6 Classic Money Lessons Get Modern Upgrades

Does Your Insurance Policy Match Your Life?

5 Habits of the Most Well Prepared Retirees

Why I Signed Up for a Mortgage Test Run

How to Get a Mortgage: A Simple to-do List

4 Age-Related Money Challenges and How to Tackle Them

Why Owning Your Home Isn’t The Great Investment You Think

Here’s What You Should Be Doing With Your Tax Return

5 Tax Audit Triggers to Avoid

6 Ways to Uncover and Change Your Worst Money Habits

Top 5 Dangers of Not Saving for Retirement

5 Things You Must Consider When Renting Out Your Home

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Where to Retire

Renting Out Your Home? Get Landlord Insurance

Wells Fargo: Advice Thru Life Campaign (ghostwrote all content)

10 Questions Stock Market Beginners Ask

Should You Get a Headstart Investing in the Pre-IPO Twitter?

How GMO’s and Prop 37 Could Impact Your Portfolio’s Health

4 Questions to Test Your Retirement Strategy

Beyond Money: Personality and Your Investment Management Strategy

Charitable Giving and Taxes

3 Tax Planning Steps Before 2013

Back to Budgeting Basics

Life Planning and Your Financial Bucket List

Estate Planning: Don’t Make These 4 Common Mistakes

Keep 5 Tax Law Changes from Costing You

529 Plans for Others

Consumer 2020

What Will Stimulate America’s Job Market?

Searching for a Real Estate Recovery?

20 Investing Questions You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask-Part 1

20 Investing Questions You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask-Part 2