Mary Eastman

Mary Beth Eastman
Title: Editor
Education: Bowling Green State University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Expertise: Credit Cards, Real Estate, Insurance, Loans, Mortgages, Banking
  • Helps ensure the articles on The Balance are well-written, accurate, and easy to understand
  • Has more than a decade of experience as a copy editor for daily news organizations
  • Previously was the content manager for a website centered on thrifty living


Mary Beth began her career in journalism as a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern during college and spent many years on the copy desks of daily newspapers in both the Midwest and the East Coast. Her work garnered her multiple awards for excellence from a variety of organizations including the Society of Professional Journalists, the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, and the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania.

Her journalism training and passion for personal finance led her to a career in writing and editing educational content that helps people get better with money.


Mary Beth holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where she currently serves on the board of the BG News Alumni Society.

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.