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Amanda Abella

Amanda Abella

Savings Advisor

Amanda Abella is a writer, speaker and business coach. Her personal finance, entrepreneurship and career articles have appeared in top publications including Forbes, The Huffington Post and Business Insider. She's also the Amazon bestselling author of "Make Money Your Honey." You can read her personal finance and entrepreneurship blog at Amandaabella.com or follow her on Twitter at @amandaabella.

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Joseph Raspolich

Joseph Raspolich

Writer/Editor

As Writer/Editor for Money Saving Pro, Joe is a graduate from Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Multimedia Journalism. He has a passion for learning and researching new topics and ideas. His money saving articles have been published all over the web on personal finance sites like TheFrugalToad.com and The Dollar Stretcher. Joe was raised believing frugality doesn’t have to be boring, and he has learned how to have fun with limited funds.

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Melanie Lockert

Melanie Lockert

Senior Writer

Melanie Lockert is a freelance writer and editor currently living in Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about education, financial literacy, and empowering people to take control of their finances. She writes at DearDebt.com as well as The College Investor, FeeX, Retire By 40, Careful Cents and more. Her work has been featured on Rockstar Finance and The Globe and Mail.

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Shannon McLay

Shannon McLay

Senior Writer

Shannon McLay is a financial planner who left a “traditional” financial services firm to start her own company, NextGen Financial, to help clients in their 20s and 30s get financially fit. Through her blog, Financially Blonde, her book, Train Your Way to Financial Fitness and her company, Shannon is committed to making financial fitness fun, easy and accessible for others.

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Sabrina Saada

Sabrina Saada

Writer

Sabrina Saada is a writer based in South Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism and a double minor in Business Administration and Sociology. She writes about personal finance, consumer issues, and debt management. Sabrina regularly explores the financial service sector to further her education in all money related matters. Some of her articles and insights have been featured on Eco-Finance.org, LevyTaxHelp.com, BorderlessNewsandViews.com, CollegeRecruiter.com and FinanceMagazineOnline.com.

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Sean Jackson

Sean Jackson

Writer

Sean Jackson is a freelance writer currently living in Columbus, Ohio. He is passionate about personal finance and helping others reach their goals through sound financial planning. With a background in personal banking, Sean understands the questions that arise from everyday financial decisions and his goal is to deliver answers that will help others make smart financial choices.

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Steven Lafler

Steven Lafler

Writer

Steve Lafler is a writer and cartoonist splitting his time between Northern California and Oaxaca, Mexico, employing daily frugality to make it happen. He writes and blogs on small business, marketing, finance, grants, scholarships and self employment. He has been published at RunGuides, Chron.com and AZCentral.com. His graphic novel Bughouse was named to the top 100 graphic novels of 2000 – 2010.

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Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Writer

Sarah Brooks is a personal finance writer and blogger living in Charlotte, NC. Her work has been featured on GOBankingRates, The Penny Hoarder, See Debt Run, Personal Income and her own personal blog, the Frugal Millionaire. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, baking and being outdoors.

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Will Lipovsky

Will Lipovsky

Writer

Will Lipovsky is a personal finance freelance writer and webmaster. His work has been featured on Yahoo Finance, Lifehacker, Credit.com, and elsewhere. You may reach Will at FirstQuarterFinance.com.

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Ashley Gainer

Ashley Gainer

Writer

Ashley Gainer is a writer and business coach who writes great content for entrepreneurs and small businesses and teaches other writers how to do the same. You can find her online at ashleygainer.com, and join her work-at-home tribe of parent-preneurs who are committed to being parents first.

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Matt O'Keefe

Matt O'Keefe

Writer

Matt O’Keefe is a writer of stuff. That stuff varies wildly, from blogs for schools (like Minnesota Life College) to articles for popular tech sites (like Lifehack) to even to content about theme parks and comic books (for Theme Park Tourist and The Beat). He’s looking forward to expand his areas of expertise even further with MoneySavingPro. You can read about his exploits as a freelance writer at mattwritesstuff.com and view samples of his work at mattokeefe.net.

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Blake Sanders

Blake Sanders

Writer

Blake Sanders is a frugal aficionado, his writing has been featured on Beating Broke, Three Thrifty Guys, and Chamber of Commerce.

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Stefanie O'Connell

Stefanie O'Connell

Writer

Stefanie O'Connell is a New York City based actress and freelance writer. She chronicles her struggle to “live the dream” on a starving artists’ budget at thebrokeandbeautifullife.com. Stefanie's work has been featured on US News & World Report, Bad Credit.org, FeeX, and GenFKD.

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Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson

Writer

Holly Johnson is a wife, mother of two, and frugal lifestyle enthusiast. She is the co-founder of Club Thrifty and a staff writer at Get Rich Slowly, Frugal Travel Guy, and U.S. News and World Report's "My Money Blog." Holly has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger Personal Finance, Fox Business, and Daily Finance.

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Kassandra Dasent

Kassandra Dasent

Writer

Kassandra Dasent is a freelance writer, business consultant, wife and step-mom striving to live life beyond what money can buy. Kassandra addresses topics such as personal finance, investing, self-employment and education. Her work has been featured on several prominent sites across the web including US News & World Report and The Globe and Mail.

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Carly Zinderman

Carly Zinderman

Writer

Carly is a freelance writer with a degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies from Occidental College. She writes lifestyle-focused content for a variety of websites across the web. Constantly on a budget, Carly enjoys sharing her money saving tips and tricks whenever possible for everything from shopping to vacation planning.

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Valencia Higuera

Valencia Higuera

Writer

Valencia Higuera holds a Bachelor of Arts in English/Journalism from Old Dominion University and currently resides in Chesapeake, Virginia. Her personal finance articles have been featured on several websites including MoneyCrashers, GOBankingRates, NerdWallet and the Huffington Post.

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Catherine Alford

Catherine Alford

Writer

Catherine Alford is a freelance writer who currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, twins, and spoiled pup, Julep. She received a B.A. from The College of William and Mary and an M.A. from Virginia Tech. She is the founder of BudgetBlonde.com and has been a staff writer for dozens of websites including The Huffington Post, LifeHack, Frugal Rules, Everything Finance, Young Adult Money, The Penny Hoarder, and many more.

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Jacqueline Zenn

Jacqueline Zenn

Writer

Jacqueline Zenn is a Chicago-based writer, marketer, and digital strategist who has been blogging since before it was cool. She covers a wide range of topics, from fashion and travel to advice to real estate to resources for entrepreneurs - and in addition to working with several leading advertising agencies and AOL since she graduated from the University of Notre Dame, she’s had her work featured in a variety of publications, including Mashable, Hubspot, Media Post, Crain’s Chicago Business, Agency Post, and more. In addition, she’s appeared on NBC and WGN multiple times discussing social media news strategy for business owners.

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Marquis Codjia

Marquis Codjia

Writer

Marquis is a Senior Writer for Money Saving Pro and holds multiple titles and certifications in the finance and insurance spaces. His published works appear across numerous online media outlets.

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Mikey Rox

Mikey Rox

Writer

Mikey Rox is an award-winning journalist and blogger. His expert personal finance work has been published on Money Crashers, Wise Bread, QuickQuid, Pounds to Pocket, and MSN Money.

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Elaine McPartland

Elaine McPartland

Writer

Elaine is an experienced debt management expert dedicated to imparting her knowledge onto others. Her work appears in How to Learn, Pepperdine University and other personal finance and debt management resources.

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