Gina LaGuardia Title: Contract Editor Education: New York University Location: Staten Island, New York Expertise: Personal Finance, Banking, Loans Contract editor for The BalanceManaging editor for a wide range of companies in the personal finance and banking spaceHas written about a variety of topics, from gender and money, to retail investing during the pandemic, to children's allowances Experience Gina LaGuardia is a contract editor for The Balance, and has edited personal finance articles for six years for companies like Chase, BBVA, SoFi, and more. Gina has more than 25 years of experience in senior editorial roles, including six years of editing personal finance articles. The former magazine editor-in-chief ventured out to form her own editorial consulting firm after leading an award-winning educational magazine and network of websites for two decades.She and other members of her team have provided content and social media services to such financial leaders as Chase, American Express, Experian, SoFi, First Horizon Bank, BBVA, gohenry, 5arch Funding/CoreVest Financing, and others. She was part of the teams that helped launch Chase News & Stories in 2015, as well as the relaunch of American Express Canada’s Business Class Trends & Insights in 2018.In addition to her leadership and consulting roles, Gina has written for TD Ameritrade, Chase, Forbes, Cox Communications, Loopnet, HuffPost, and others. Education Gina holds a B.A. in journalism from New York 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.