About Us

Our Mission

When GOBankingRates launched in 2004, our goal was to make finding competitive interest rates easier for the average consumer. While we still help our readers find the best financial products nationwide, we have evolved into a publication for all things personal finance, inspiring and empowering our audience to live richer: richer in your bank account, richer in your personal goal fulfillment, richer in how you explore the world and richer in your career.

What You’ll Find on Our Site

All of our articles and videos are designed to make learning about money and managing your finances more enjoyable and easier to understand. Whether you want to know which bank has the best CD rates, where you can retire on a budget or which tech stock to invest in, you’ll find the answers on GOBankingRates.

Where You’ll Find Our Work

Our content reaches an audience of about 1 billion readers across GOBankingRates and through our partnerships with amazing brands like MSN Money, Yahoo Finance, Time Money, AOL, Forbes, The Street, CBS News, Motley Fool, CNBC and other national publications that trust us to deliver approachable financial content.

Why You Should Trust Us

Our in-house research team and on-site financial experts work together to create content that’s accurate, impartial and up to date. We fact-check every single statistic, quote and fact using trusted primary sources to make sure the information we provide is correct. Any recommendations on the site are editorial — if any content is sponsored by a client, it’s clearly marked as such. We’re fully dedicated to helping our readers live their richest lives possible.

Our Team

We’re a team of financial experts, writers, editors, researchers and video producers who create content to help you manage your money better, find more ways to save and make money, and understand changes in the world that can directly affect your wallet — all in a way that’s easy to understand and informative. Our team comes from companies across the worlds of journalism, finance and tech, and we’re passionate about using our expertise to help our readers live richer.

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Cerentha Harris, Vice President, Content

Cerentha Harris is an experienced executive with a long history of working in digital and print media. After graduating from Barnard College, she started her career as managing editor of the Political Science Quarterly in New York and went on to work in newspapers before moving into digital media where she ran culture, news and celebrity brands. Read more.

Katie Wudel, Deputy Editor, Content

Katie Wudel joined GOBankingRate’s after a decade in media, advertising and digital strategy at GOOD, Upworthy, Tourneau, Carnegie Hall, Bozell, McSweeney’s and The Believer. Her work has earned a National Magazine Award, a Cannes Lion and the Hedgebrook residency for visionary women writers, and has appeared in Men’s Health, Nerve.com, Tin House and more. Read more.

Sydney Champion, Deputy Editor, Surveys and Studies

Sydney Champion joined GOBankingRates in 2015 as an editor. Before joining GOBankingRates, Sydney was the managing editor and editor-in-chief of Los Angeles-based lifestyle and entertainment website Campus Circle, and worked at Modern Luxury and BOP & Tiger Beat magazines. Read more.

Richard Vega, Deputy Editor, Trends

Deputy Editor Richard Vega began covering trending money topics at GOBankingRates in 2019. Vega has more than 15 years of journalism experience at The New York Times, Yahoo News and digital start-ups. He graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in English. Read more.

Erica Corbin, Editor and Writer

Erica joined GOBankingRates in 2018. Previously, she worked as an editor at Nasdaq’s wire service GlobeNewswire. Her work has appeared on MSN, Yahoo Finance, Fortune, Forbes, CBS and U.S. News. Read more.

Mark Evitt, Features Editor

Mark joined GOBankingRates in 2017 and has worked in media for over 10 years. Prior to joining GOBankingRates Mark was the managing editor at AllDay, a pop history and lifestyle site, and an editor at Inside, a breaking-news app. Read more.

Ruth Sarreal, SEO and Trends Editor

Ruth joined the content team in 2015. Before joining GOBankingRates, Ruth wrote and edited in a range of communications positions with a focus on SEO content. Read more.

Molly Sullivan, Features Editor

Molly joined the content team at GOBankingRates in January 2018 and has worked in the digital publishing industry for almost 10 years. She previously worked as an editorial manager at Perez Hilton, and before that she worked at various entertainment and lifestyle websites like HollywoodNews.com and InStyle.com. Read more.

Chris Jennings, Editor

Chris joined GOBankingRates in 2016 and has over five years of experience working at various print and digital publications. Prior to joining GOBankingRates, Chris served as a copy editor on the news and sports desk at The Times of Northwest Indiana. Read more.

Grace Lin, Jr. Editor and Writer

Grace joined the GOBankingRates team in 2017 with an editorial background in print journalism and magazines. Prior to writing and editing for GOBankingRates, Grace pitched books and movies from Renaissance Literary & Talent, a literary agency and management firm. Read more.

Gabrielle Olya, Senior Writer

Gabrielle joined GOBankingRates in 2017 and brings with her a decade of journalism experience. Before joining the team, she was a staff writer and reporter for People Magazine and People.com. Her work has appeared on MSN, Yahoo Finance, Fortune, Forbes, CBS and U.S. News. Read more.

Joel Anderson, Writer, Personal Finance

Joel Anderson is a business writer with over a decade of experience writing about the wide world of finance. Based in Los Angeles, he specializes in writing about the financial markets, stocks, macroeconomic concepts and focuses on helping make complex financial concepts digestible for the retail investor. His work has appeared on MSN, Yahoo Finance, Fortune, Forbes, CBS and U.S. News. Read more.

Taylor Bell, Staff Writer

Taylor Bell is an Los Angeles-based journalist and staff writer for GOBankingRates covering personal finance. She is a former staff writer for ATTN: and has covered topics ranging from trending pop culture news to women’s social issues. Read more.

Andrew DePietro, Content Strategist, Writer, Research and Data Analyst

Andrew DePietro is a finance writer with years of experience covering topics such as taxation, Social Security, entrepreneurship, investing, real estate and housing markets. His work has appeared on MSN, Yahoo Finance, Fortune, Forbes, CBS and U.S. News. Read more.

Andrew Murray, Data Content Researcher

Andrew joined the Content team in February 2019. Prior to working at GOBankingRates, Andrew was a Senior Research Associate at Primary Insight in New York, where he created road maps for the portfolios of Hedge Funds and Private Equity firms. Read more.

Alex Solonin, Data Research Analyst

Alex began working at GOBankingRates in January of 2018. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pepperdine University and has previously worked at large tech companies assisting in account management and Client Operations. Read more.

Sean Dennison, Editorial Associate and Staff Writer

Sean joined the GOBankingRates team in 2018, bringing with him several years of experience with both military and collegiate writing and editing experience. Sean’s first foray into writing happened when he enlisted in the Marines, with the occupational specialty of combat correspondent. Read more.

Priscilla Aguilera, Editorial Associate

Priscilla joined GOBankingRates as a summer intern in 2018 after graduating with her BA in Journalism from California State University, Long Beach. Priscilla has worked as an Opinion editor at The Hornet, reporter at The Daily 49er, Art Director at DIG Magazine and interned with The Giving Spirit as a project manager. Read more.

Susan Kim, Editorial Associate

Susan joined the editorial team at GOBankingRates in 2018. She previously wrote and produced product-focused content on women’s fashion, beauty and home decor. Read more.

Amen Oyiboke, Editorial Associate

Amen joined the content team in January 2019 and brings a diverse background of digital, broadcast and print journalism to the team. Before she joined the GBR family, Amen was a film writer at Bustle.com, where she explored the cinematic portrayals about people of color. Her work has appeared on NPR’s/KCRW, Fox Entertainment News, Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper, Blavity Read more.

 

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