Charles Heller Education: Bard College Location: Queens, NY Expertise: Research and editing Staff writer at Food & WineFeatures writer at New York PostFreelance writer/editor at publications including the New York Daily News, Bandcamp, The Outline, and Polygon Experience Charles Heller has been a journalist for 15+ years, writing, editing, researching, and fact-checking for both print and digital media, on a wide variety of subjects. His time evaluating (mostly false) medical and diet claims as as a Staff Writer at Food & Wine lead to a drive for Fact Checking more generally. He holds a BA in Written Arts from Bard College. Education Charles Heller received a Bachelors of Arts in Written Arts from Bard College. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.