About the Author

kathryn vercilloKathryn Vercillo is a professional writer who loves to live a balanced life. She appreciates a good work-life balance. She enjoys balance in her relationships and has worked hard to learn how to balance her finances to allow for a balanced life overall. Although she’s only blonde some of the time, she’s always striving for total balance. She’s excited to share what she’s learned with you and to discover more together along the way. Learn more about her at www.kathrynvercillo.com.



Rachel Slifka is a freelance writer and human resources professional. She is passionate about helping fellow millennials find success with their finances and careers. Read more by checking out her website at RachelSlifka.com.



Tamila McDonald has worked as a Financial Advisor for the military for past 13 years. She has taught Personal Financial classes on every subject from credit, to life insurance, as well as all other aspects of financial management. Mrs. McDonald is an AFCPE Accredited Financial Counselor and has helped her clients to meet their short-term and long-term financial goals.



Toi Williams began her writing career in 2003 as a copywriter and editor and has authored hundreds of articles on numerous topics for a wide variety of companies. During her professional experience in the fields of Finance, Real Estate, and Law, she has obtained a broad understanding of these industries and brings this knowledge to her work as a writer.


Syndicated Authors

Rachel Cruze

Rachel Cruze is a two-time #1 national bestselling author, financial expert and host of The Rachel Cruze Show. Since 2010, Rachel has served at Ramsey Solutions, where she teaches people how to avoid debt, budget and win with money at any stage in life. She has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today show, LIVE with Kelly & Ryan, CNN Tonight, Fox & Friends and the Rachael Ray Show and has been featured in Woman’s Day, Success Magazine and Real Simple. Rachel believes it is possible for anyone to turn around their finances, win with money, and build a life they love. Rachel is also the author of Love Your Life, Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want.


Megan Smith

Megan is a 30-something government employee in the Washington, DC area. She got interested in Personal Finance when she got out of college and realized that her paycheck wasn’t going to go as far as she had hoped. Since starting this blog, she has managed to buy a house and make a solid start on her retirement goals, and hopes to help others do the same.  She writes at: www.countingmypennies.com.

Behind The Scenes

This blog is now part of the District Media, Inc. portfolio. Originally founded in the District of Columbia in 2007, District Media, Inc. is an independent media company. Our objective is to deliver high-quality personal finance news and advice that informs, empowers, educates, and entertains the public. We provide this information free of charge through our portfolio of personal finance websites, with all operating expenses paid through advertising.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the articles are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will add value to my readers. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Leave a Comment