Daniel Rathburn Title: Associate Editor Education: Michigan State University Location: New York, New York Expertise: Economic Policy, Digital Media, Cryptocurrency Joined The Balance in January 2020Over three years of experience working in print and digital media as a fact-checker and editorResearches the latest trends in investing, economic policy, and personal finance Experience Daniel Rathburn is an associate editor at The Balance. He helps keep The Balance's extensive library of financial content comprehensive and up-to-date by incorporating the latest news and trends in economic policy, personal finance, and investing.After graduating with a double-major in English and political science from Michigan State University, Daniel moved to New York to begin his career in publishing at Harper's Magazine. Since then, Daniel has worked at a number of print and digital outlets, either as a fact-checker or editor, including Simon & Schuster, Investopedia, and Dzanc Books.Daniel was born and raised in Michigan and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Education Daniel holds a bachelor's degree in English and political science from Michigan State 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.