Erin Gobler Expertise: Investing, Stocks, Cryptocurrency, Budgeting Title: Personal Finance Writer, Financial Coach Education: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Location: Madison, Wisconsin Highlights Over a decade of experience writing about personal finance and public policySpecializes in writing articles on investing, cryptocurrency, stocks, and moreWork has been featured in major financial media such as Time, Fox Business, Bankrate, Credit Karma, and morePersonal finance coach Experience Erin Gobler is personal finance coach and a writer with over a decade of experience. She specializes in writing about investing, cryptocurrency, stocks, and more. Her work has been published on major financial websites including Bankrate, Fox Business, Credit Karma, The Simple Dollar, and more. Erin aims to help publications take complex financial topics and break them down in an easy-to-understand way.Erin got her start as a writer freelancing on the side during her seven-year career in the Wisconsin State Legislature. In addition to her work as a personal finance writer, she now also provides one-on-one financial coaching services. She is especially passionate about helping women feel more confident about their finances. Education Erin earned her bachelor's in journalism, political science, and government from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. 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.