Uber and Lyft's departure from Austin left a void for drivers and passengers. I examined how other rideshare startups are filling that void and why this could be good for everyone.View Project
Sweatworking lets active entrepreneurs and professionals combine exercise and networking. I pitched this workplace trend story to FastCompany.com, and the story has gotten tons of shares and comments on social media.View Project
I profiled two Michigan college kids who turned a fascination with bubble soccer into a booming business by renting out the bubble suits.View Project
My stories on careers and personal finance have appeared in AOL Jobs, The Boston Globe, DailyWorth.com, Learnvest.com, MainStreet.com, and many other places. I’ve also been a weekly contributor to the money section of USNews.com since September, 2011.
I’m drawn to money and career stories that offer readers surprising new insights and practical ways to save money or advance their careers. In the course of my reporting, I’ve gotten a crash course in mortgages, insurance, retirement savings, credit cards, budget travel, personal finance apps, and more, so I’m adept at finding authoritative experts and distilling these concepts into layman’s terms.
See below for select samples.
Reading and discussing money books with a group offers accountability and camaraderie.
USNews.com - Aug/9/2017
Home devices step into personal finance: 'Alexa, what's my card balance?'
CreditCards.com - May/12/2017
Whether an NBA star or an Average Joe, we all need to live below our means and prepare for transitions.
USNews.com - Jun/22/2016
Eighty-nine percent of people don’t finish their daily tasks. Experts share tips on creating a to-do list you can actually finish.
FastCompany.com - Apr/15/2015
Have a beef with a business? How to use Twitter, email, and other avenues to get it resolved.
USNews.com - Dec/30/2014
What couples should consider when buying real estate together without (or before) tying the knot.
USNews.com - Feb/25/2014