Dock David Treece Title: Finance Expert, Data Geek Education: University of Miami Expertise: Personal Finance, Business, Financing Investments, Insurance Over 15 years of experience in finance and online mediaFormer licensed investment advisor and member of the FINRA Small Firm Advisory BoardHas been featured by CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, and Marketwatch Experience Dock Treece has over 15 years of experience in finance and online media. He is a former licensed investment advisor and member of the FINRA Small Firm Advisory Board, and has been featured by industry-leading outlets such as CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, and MarketWatch. Dock is passionate about creating educational content that helps readers make informed financial decisions.In 2016, Dock left the sun of Miami Beach for the quiet of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He splits his time between an off-grid farm in east Tennessee and the mountains of western North Carolina, where he works as a freelance contributor and content strategist. He has served as a writer and editor at some of the fastest-growing online publications in the country, including Fit Small Business, where he oversaw content related to Insurance, Personal Finance, Business Finance, and Real Estate Investing.The Balance Product Review Editorial Guidelines & Mission Education Dock has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Miami.Other WorkAre mutual funds better than ETFs?Is the Correction Finally Over?6 Best Small Business Retirement Plans 2018 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.