Contributors

Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson is a financial expert and award-winning writer whose obsession with frugality, budgeting, and travel plays a central role in her work. In addition to serving as Contributing Editor for The Simple Dollar, Holly writes for inspiring publications such as U.S. News and World Report Travel, Personal Capital, Lending Tree, and Frugal Travel Guy. Holly also owns two websites of her own - Club Thrifty and Travel Blue Book. You can follow her on Twitter or Pinterest @ClubThrifty.

Mr. 1500

Mr. 1500 loves to write about personal finance, early retirement and anything else that has to do with money. When not thinking about numbers and dollar signs, you can find him with his family playing in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado

Pauline Paquin

Pauline Paquin is a personal finance expert who writes over at ReachFinancialIndependence.com. She left the rat race at 29 to live life on her own terms, and help readers achieve financial independence through smart work and asset allocation.

John Schmoll

John Schmoll, MBA, is a former stockbroker, mutual fund administrator and veteran of the financial services industry. His interest in investing and passion for financial literacy led him to leave his career with a well-known brokerage house to grow an advertising business with his wife and start a personal finance site, Frugal Rules, in 2012. In addition to running the business with his wife, John also writes for sites like Investopedia, Lending Tree and U.S. News & World Report.

Connie Mei

Connie blogs about personal finance and her journey to financial independence as a 20-something over at Savvy With Saving. She works in the eCommerce industry and currently resides in New York City.

Amanda Abella

Amanda Abella is a personal finance expert, speaker and writer. She is the author of the book 'Make Money Your Honey: A Spirited Entrepreneur's Guide to Having a Love Affair with Work and Money.'

Nate

Nate is co-founder and editorial director at InvestmentZen. He wants to live in a world filled with happy freedom fighters, audio books that upload to your brain, and eye tracking blog platforms that don’t let you comment until you read the entire article. Twice.

Mindy Jensen

Mindy Jensen is the Community Manager at BiggerPockets.com, where she spends her days writing about her two favorite things, real estate and personal finance. Mindy has flipped numerous homes with her husband, doing most of the work themselves because finding a good contractor is as common as raising unicorns. Keep up with her on Twitter, Facebook, or jump into the forums over at BiggerPockets.

Brian @ Rental Mindset

Brian is a real estate investor living in San Francisco who invests in rental properties thousands of miles away. He believes mindset is the key to getting started and pushing through when things don’t go as planned. He writes about how he earns a 29% annual return on his turnkey investments, achieves the right mindset, and more at RentalMindset.com.

Joseph Hogue

Joseph Hogue, CFA is an investment analyst and owns six blogs including PeerFinance101 and MyStockMarketBasics. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and lives with his wife and son in Medellin, Colombia.

Sean Cooper

Sean Cooper is a Financial Journalist and Personal Finance Expert, living in Toronto, Ontario. He paid off his $255,000 mortgage in only three years. He offers Money Coaching, specializing in pensions and the decumulation of financial wealth in retirement. Follow him on Twitter @SeanCooperWrite. Write and read his blogs and request his writing services on personal website.

Eric Rosenberg

Eric Rosenberg

Eric Rosenberg is a finance, travel, and technology writer originally from Denver, Colorado living in Ventura, California. When away from the keyboard, Eric he enjoys exploring the world, flying small airplanes, discovering new craft beers, and spending time with his wife and baby girl. You can connect with him at his own finance blog Personal Profitability.

Physician On Fire

The Physician on FIRE is an anesthesiologist, husband, and father of 2 boys who became Financially Independent (FI) at age 39 and has plans to Retire Early (RE) in his forties. He has more hobbies than time to enjoy them, which include experiencing the outdoors, photography, homebrewing, travel, and running. He also enjoys writing, publishing a couple original articles per week on his own blog, along with a weekly compilation of other great articles, The Sunday Best.

Sophia Bera, CFP(R)

Sophia Bera, CFP® is not your father’s financial planner. After working in traditional financial planning firms since 2007 she quit her job at a NY start-up to launch her own firm, Gen Y Planning. Now, she runs a 6-figure online business from her laptop. Her recent accolades include the “Top 40 Under 40” by Investment News, “10 young Advisors to Watch” by Financial Advisor Magazine, and “10 of the Best Personal Finance Experts on Twitter.”

Elizabeth Colgrove

Elizabeth Colgrove

Elizabeth Colegrove is a passionate "buy and hold" investor who specializes in turning her once-negative transient lifestyle (Military) into a positive lifestyle. She self manages her entire real estate portfolio from long distance while holding down a full time job.

Jay Tomlinson

Jay Tomlinson is an entrepreneur, author, and former finance professional who became financially secure in his late 20's, affording him the ability to take time off of work to pursue his hobbies and passions. He now uses that time to connect with others about the power of financial independence. Since his friends and family are probably tired of listening to him, he decided to start writing about money management, frugality, and financial freedom. He can be reached through his website tomlinsonbooks.com or on Twitter @tomlinsonbooks.

Han Chang

Han Chang

Han Chang is a cofounder of InvestmentZen. An alum of Boston University with a degree in Computer Science currently based in Austin, Texas, Han has extensive work experience on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley and is passionate about the role of technology in crowdfunded investments.