Stefon Walters

Stefon Walters
Title: Personal Finance Author
Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Expertise: Personal Finance, Budgeting, Investing, Credit, Credit Cards, Student Loans, Retirement Accounts
  • Editor for The Balance and Investopedia, covering consumer accounts, health care, investing, and more.
  • Experienced financial education consultant
  • Author of Finessin' Finances


Stefon Walters is a financial literacy advocate who has spent close to a decade writing, speaking, and teaching personal finances and its importance. His work with The Balance and Investopedia span across many different personal finance topics, including credit, credit cards, budgeting, retirement planning, investing, and more.

Stefon is the author of Finessin' Finances, which teaches various finance subjects in a non-traditional, entertaining way. When he's not writing, he spends his time giving presentations and hosting educational workshops. Stefon has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, universities, high schools, and community organizations.


Stefon received his economics degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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