Hans Jasperson Education: University of Utah Location: Boston, MA Expertise: Public Policy, Government Affairs, Workforce Development, Economic Justice, Nonprofit Management Has worked as a fact checker for The Balance, Investopedia, and Treehugger since 2019Former director of public policy research for Management & Training CorporationDeveloped and managed several nonprofit programs for Salt Lake Community Action Program Experience Hans Jasperson has been delivering fact-based information and analysis to business leaders, policymakers, and consumers for over a decade. As a fact checker for The Balance, Investopedia, and Treehugger since 2019, he has worked to ensure the quality and reliability of hundreds of finance and business articles.Hans previously served for four years as the director of public policy research for Management & Training Corporation, a company that contracts with government agencies to run correctional facilities and workforce training programs. There he prepared policy briefs on criminal justice, education, and career training for the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and policymakers in several states. Before joining MTC, Hans was a program director for Salt Lake Community Action Program, where he worked with low-income communities to advocate for policies and resources to address economic inequality. Education Hans received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language and Literature and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Utah. 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.