Maddy Simpson Expertise: Data research and journalism Title: Fact Checker Education: Bethel University, Columbia Journalism School Location: St. Louis, MO Highlights Fact Checker at The Balance, Investopedia, and other Dotdash Meredith propertiesFormer senior financial analyst at Minneapolis-based consulting firmHeld editorial positions at a number of firms, including Business Insider, Employee Benefit News, and the St. Louis Business Journal, and has contributed to the Detroit Free Press and Columbia Journalism Review Experience Maddy Simpson is a journalist based in St. Louis. She studied at journalism and finance at Bethel University, and worked as a financial analyst at a consulting firm before attending Columbia Journalism School. She's worked on projects at the Columbia Journalism Review, Detroit Free Press, and currently is a fact checker and reporter at various publications. Education Maddy received a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Finance and Journalism from Bethel University and a Master of Science degree from Columbia Journalism School. 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.