Michael Rosenston Education: University of Illinois Expertise: Finance, Business, Insurance Fact-checker and researcher since 2020Has worked in statistical analytics and strategy in the advertising industryCompleted two internships with Fortune 500 insurance companies Experience Michael Rosenston has been working as a fact-checker and researcher since 2020 for The Balance. Michael has also worked in the advertising industry, where he used mathematical models, statistical analysis, and expert strategic knowledge to help clients maximize sales. During his college years, Michael completed two internships with Fortune 500 insurance companies which provided him with in-depth knowledge of that industry. Education Michael received a B.S. in statistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He also completed a minor in computer science. 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.