Maya Dollarhide Education: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Sarah Lawrence College Location: Hudson Valley, New York 10+ years of experience as a fact-checker and reporter for a variety of financial and lifestyle publications.10+ years of experience as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in print and on digital publications, like CNN, Investopedia, MarketWatch, Student Loan Hero, Lending Tree, Grow from Acorns, The Real Deal, Successful Meetings, and Incentive.10+ years working with B2B clients on custom print and digital publications and currently covering personal finance, real estate news, health and wellness, and the food and beverage industry. Experience Maya Dollarhide is a curious, detail-oriented, and deadline-driven journalist (with over a decade of fact-checking experience). She writes about personal finance, real estate, innovative home technology, business travel, and health and wellness.Maya has reported, written, and fact-checked for national, local, and B2B publications. Her interest in personal finance began in 2014 when she started freelancing writing and fact checking for Investopedia.Maya's stories on personal finance can also be found on LearnVest, MarketWatch, Reach Further (an in-house East West Bank publication), and Student Loan Hero. I enjoy helping people, especially families, learn more about how to maximize their time and money. It's rewarding to report on and write about the best ways to plan for retirement, budget household expenditures, or how to purchase big-ticket items, like a home, vacation, or saving for college. Education Maya received her bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College and a master's from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism 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.