Our Editorial Team

At SimpleMoneyLyfe, our content team is made up of personal finance aficionados, financial industry veterans, data junkies, and storytellers. Together, we produce world-class content that helps you make simple financial decisions with confidence. Our team of financial experts is comprised of:

  • Professional Writers
  • Editors
  • Certified Financial Industry Veterans
  • Product Analysts
  • Data Analysts
  • Content Managers
  • Copy Editors
  • Compliance Personnel
  • Military Veterans

We promise to keep our content fresh, relevant, and factual. We follow the data and will help you analyze products (side-by-side) with ease, and explore new topics that will help you achieve financial independence.

What Makes Us Different?

Our world-class editorial team works tirelessly to make complex financial decisions simple to understand. We are fiercely independent, unbiased, and ensure the integrity of our content is upheld through the binding agreement with our editorial guidelines and principles.

However, our deep industry knowledge and personal experience are what make our editorial team respected, sought after, and trusted. To give you an idea of our financial background, here is what our writers and analysts previously did before they decided to use the written word to help you make clear financial decisions:

  • Banker
  • Credit Analyst
  • Crypto Analyst
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Mortgage Loan Officer
  • Mortgage Title Processor
  • Mortgage Underwriter
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Senior Wealth Manager, Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Series 7 Advisor
  • Series 63 Certified Advisor

Thank you for trusting in us. We’re excited to help you crush your financial goals.

  • Kim Pinnelli

    Kim Pinnelli

    Kim Pinnelli is a Senior Writer, Editor, & Product Analyst with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has been a professional ...

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  • Sean Graytok

    Sean Graytok

    Sean Graytok is our Co-Founder and is a recognized expert in investing, financial management, and Bitcoin. His work has been cited in leading industry publications, such as Inve...

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  • Jordan Blansit

    Jordan Blansit

    Jordan Blansit is a Senior Writer, Researcher, & Product Analyst for SimpleMoneyLyfe with an inexplicable predilection for mortgages, investing, and personal finance. When s...

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  • Justin Estes

    Justin Estes

    Justin Estes is a Senior Personal Finance Writer who is a recognized small business accountant, consultant, and credit card expert. His background in accounting and finance led ...

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  • Elijah Bishop

    Elijah Bishop

    Elijah A. Bishop is a Senior Personal Finance Writer who has been writing about real estate and mortgages for years. He has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Creative writing from G...

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  • Drew Cheneler

    Drew Cheneler

    Drew is our Co-Founder and is a recognized Credit, Small Business, and Personal Finance Expert. He has been featured in CNBC, Fox Business News Section, The Huffington Post, Bus...

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  • Bradon Matthews

    Bradon Matthews

    Bradon Mathews is a personal finance writer & product analyst with a breadth of experience. He enjoys analyzing market information and trends to help you make sense of the c...

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  • Meagan Drew

    Meagan Drew

    Meagan Drew is a Senior Personal Finance Writer & Product Analyst with 7 years experience in wealth management. As a former Series 7 and 63 certified advisor, Meagan special...

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  • Parker Pope

    Parker Pope

    Parker has spent over 10 years studying the financial markets. He currently manages his own portfolios by trading options and futures, and he’s excited to share his experience...

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  • Brian Latchford

    Brian Latchford

    Brian is a serial entrepreneur that loves financial technology and personal finance. From working with start-ups to creating his own recruiting company, Brian knows first hand w...

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  • Jennifer Pacheco

    Jennifer Pacheco attended the University of Dartmouth, Massachusetts where she earned her degree in English Writing & Editorial Work. She is a seasoned personal finance writ...

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  • Samantha Cathey

    Samantha Cathey

    Samantha Cathey is a Senior Personal Finance Writer & Product Analyst with years of financial training and industry knowledge. She is a former banker, loan officer and inves...

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  • Ashley Franklin

    Ashley Franklin

    Ashley Franklin is a professional writer and financial literacy expert. Ashley double-majored in Computer Science and Communications, and she brings her talents to the forefront...

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  • Ryan Barnes

    Ryan Barnes

    Ryan is a certified Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) with over 15 years of experience managing and steering hundreds of millions in client assets thro...

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  • Haley Harrison

    Haley Harrison

    Haley is an experienced writer and has worked for several years on the title side of the real estate world. Through her work, she helps educate homebuyers on the ways they can p...

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  • Patrick Ryan

    Patrick Ryan

    Patrick Ryan is a former SimpleMoneyLyfe authority on investing and personal finance. Patrick graduated from Tulane University with degrees in sociology and political science. H...

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  • Andrew Ely

    Andrew Ely

    Andrew is a SimpleMoneyLyfe Editor & Data Analyst living and working in Southern California. Andrew brings previous experience editing, fact-checking, and analyzing data for...

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  • Zach Hewke

    Zach Hewke

    Zach Hewke is a Personal Finance Writer who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University. He is a personal finance expert who specializes i...

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  • Meri Torres

    Meri Torres

    Meri B Torres is a former SimpleMoneyLyfe Writer with several years of experience and a deep business background. Holding a bachelors degree and MBA from New York University, Me...

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  • Cris Kelly

    Cris Kelly

    Crystal Kelly is an editor and writer specializing in personal finance. As a renowned journalist, she contributes to multiple leading financial education and real estate publica...

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  • Steven White

    Steven White

    Steven White is a SimpleMoneyLyfe authority on Cryptocurrency. He started his writing career producing content for higher education institutions. Steven worked frequently on con...

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  • Adam Amado

    Adam Amado

    Adam Amado is a former SimpleMoneyLyfe authority on side hustles and entrepreneurship. He is passionate about helping others make the most of their money. Managing his own entre...

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  • Sarah Goldy-Brown

    Sarah Goldy-Brown

    Sarah Goldy-Brown has six years of experience as a professional writer, specializing in personal finance and student loans. While paying off more than $50,000 of student debt, s...

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  • Judy Wong

    Judy Wong

    Judy Wong is a Writer and Researcher for SimpleMoneyLyfe with a love for mortgages, retirement savings, and personal finance. Judy’s added value is she is a house-flipper, lan...

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  • Jeremiah Clay

    Jeremiah Clay

    Jeremiah Clay is a leading mortgage expert who has spent his career helping make homeownership a reality for new and existing homebuyers. Father of two, he works as a NAMU Certi...

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  • Marisa Powell

    Marisa Powell

    Marisa Powell is a Labor Organizer and Representative for physicians around the country. She is passionate about workers and helping make workplaces the best and safest they can...

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  • Aristofanis Papadatos

    Aristofanis Papadatos

    Aristofanis Papdatos is a chemical engineer with a MS in Food Technology and Economics. I am also the author of 2 mathematics books (“Arithmetic calculations without a cal...

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