Katharine Paljug

Title: Editor
Education: The College of William & Mary
Location: Virginia
Expertise: Personal Finance, Budgeting, Small Business, Debt Repayment
  • Finance editor for The Balance with a focus on topics important to millennials, parents, and small business owners
  • Nine years of experience researching and writing on financial topics, as well as working directly with small business owners
  • Work has appeared in The Shriver Report, YFS Magazine, The Huffington Post, Small Biz Club, Business News Daily, and more


Katharine Paljug is a financial writer with a focus on parents, millennials, and small business owners. For The Balance, Katharine draws on nearly a decade of experience working with small business owners and writing about finance to cover topics including budgeting, personal finance, debt repayment, starting a business, managing taxes, and more.

Katharine's work has been featured by both local and national publishers, including The Shriver Report, YFS Magazine, Mother Magazine, A Practical Wedding, The Huffington Post, Small Biz Club, Business News Daily, and Bloom Magazine.


Katharine holds a bachelor's degree from Virginia's College of William & Mary.

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.