Rob Anthes Expertise: Retail banking, Student loans, U.S. economy Education: Syracuse University Location: Lawrence, New Jersey Highlights Journalist for more than 14 years with a background in financial, business, and community newsFormer managing editor at Community News Service in Lawrence, New Jersey Experience Rob wrote hundreds of articles as a news reporter for The Balance, staying on top of the latest developments on the labor market, inflation, student loan forgiveness, and personal finance. He spent much of his time combing through spreadsheets, digging out the details and data to bring context and clarity to readers.Rob draws from his academic background—having graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in newspaper journalism and economics—as well as more than 14 years of experience as a community reporter and editor. He began his career at Community News Service in Lawrence, New Jersey, rising through the ranks from staff writer to managing editor of nine community newspapers in Central New Jersey. His writing has been honored by the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists, the Keystone Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Association of Free Community Papers. Rob was a 2019 fellow at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, based at the University of Rhode Island.He worked at The Balance in 2021 and lives in New Jersey. Education Rob graduated from Syracuse University with a dual bachelor's degree in newspaper journalism and economics. 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.