Rachel Morgan Cautero

Expertise: Budgeting, Saving Money, Banking, Family Finances
Title: Personal Finance Writer and Editor
Education: New York University, Wittenberg University
Location: Ponte Vedra, Florida


  • Writer and editor with more than a decade of experience in personal finance and lifestyle matters
  • Writes about banking, saving money, budgeting, and family finances
  • Her work appears in notable publications such as Business Insider, Forbes and Yahoo Finance and more
  • Has a master's in journalism from New York University (NYU)


Rachel Morgan Cautero has over a decade of experience as a writer and editor, specializing in personal finance and lifestyle matters. She writes about banking, saving money and budgeting, and family finances. Her work has been featured in notable financial publications such as The Balance, Business Insider, Forbes and Yahoo Finance among others. Rachel’s expertise also helps her readers review apps, products or services that may be beneficial in managing their money.

She served as managing editor and social media manager for DailyWorth, a finance publication for women that was later acquired by personal finance guru Jean Chatzky’s HerMoney. Prior to that, she was the news and content editor at FlockU, a media startup geared toward a college readership. She has also worked in the newspaper and magazine industries, writing on everything from nuclear energy to lifestyle topics.

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Rachel holds a master's in journalism from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU, and a bachelor's in English with a minor in journalism from Wittenberg University.

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