Mary Kearl Expertise: Business, Careers, Marketing Education: New York University, Baruch College Location: New York, New York Highlights Professional writer published in Forbes, Business Insider, HuffPost, and moreTwo decades of journalism experience Experience Mary Kearl has an extensive writing background, thoroughly researching dozens of topics including insurance, business development, career planning, parenting, and more. Education Mary graduated from New York University with a BA in journalism. She also holds an MBA from Baruch College. 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.