Sheri Betchel Expertise: Investing, Share trading, Personal finance, Insurance, Investing software and apps Title: Associate Editorial Director, Product Reviews Education: Columbus State University Location: Providence, Rhode Island Highlights More than 20 years of financial journalism experienceDeep knowledge of investing and personal financeExtensive bylines in The Bond Buyer, Prospect News, and at Finder.com covering investing and personal finance topics Experience Sheri Bechtel is the associate editorial director of financial product reviews at The Balance.With more than 20 years in the investing and finance space, Sheri is a complete bond nerd. She spent more than a decade covering municipal and corporate bonds, and while she knows this makes her boring, she finds them fascinating! She previously worked as a financial journalist at The Bond Buyer and Prospect News, where she covered everything from munis to stocks to structured finance.As editor-in-chief for Finder.com's share trading and investing team, Sheri developed and executed content strategies to educate everyday people about smart investing, saving, and money management strategies to help them make better financial decisions.In her current role as associate editorial director with The Balance, she is passionate about making financial topics accessible.Born and raised in Georgia, she now lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with her totally rad family. She loves adventuring in the great outdoors, and you'll frequently find her hiking, camping, paddle boarding, cycling, kayaking, and engaging in various other activities that make her family nervous. Education Sheri has a bachelor's degree in English from Columbus State University. 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.