Courtney Johnston Title: Financial Writer and Editor Education: University of Indianapolis Location: Indianapolis, Indiana Expertise: Taxes, investing, mortgages, small business finance About a decade of experience writing about taxes, investing, mortgages, and moreWork has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Finance, MSN, The Motley Fool, Investopedia, The Balance, and FunderaWorks as a graduate and doctoral writing instructor at the University of Indianapolis Experience Courtney Johnston has almost a decade of experience researching and writing hundreds of articles on investing, mortgages, taxes, and more. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Investopedia, The Motley Fool, Fundera, GOBankingRates, MSN, Yahoo Finance, The Chicago Tribune, and more. She has a knack for condensing complicated topics into easily digestible content that engages and informs readers. Education Courtney has a master's degree in English and professional writing from the University of Indianapolis. She has a bachelor's in English from Rutgers University. 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.