Tisha Collins Title: Fact Checker Education: University of Charleston Location: Williamsburg, Virginia Expertise: Personal finance and banking Fact-checker for The Balance with a focus on banking, investing, and insurance reviewsProfessional analyst curating daily news briefs and comprehensive media analysis reports for Fortune 500 brands including investment giant Vanguard and HSBC BankFormer family services manager for College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors franchises of Bethesda, Md., and Washington, D.C, managing major brand extension projects, billing, and payrollFormer head of quality assurance for Vocus Media Research Group specializing in the maintenance of the group's style guide and auditing the work of profile writers Experience Tisha began her professional career as a Researcher at Vocus Media Research Group, the backend database arm of PR software firm Vocus, Inc., where she established the new role of Database Editor to take the group's quality assurance to the next level. She is currently serving as a Media Analyst at Kinetiq, a media intelligence platform specializing in TV analytics and instantaneous measurement of brand performance in the digital world. Prior to this, she spent five years as a team manager and family services manager at the College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors franchises of Bethesda, Md., and Washington, D.C., developing solutions for families in the areas of childcare and education. I remember every adult who made a positive impact on my life when I was a child. Their wise words and kind gestures have shaped me in many ways. And I remember this every time I am granted an opportunity to make an impact on a child. Education Tisha received a Bachelor's in Communications and History from the University of Charleston, where she captained the varsity women's rowing team and served as editor in chief of the school paper. 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.