Emily Starbuck Gerson is a full-time freelance writer who specializes in personal finance, in addition to small business, LGBTQ and travel topics. She’s been a journalist for over a decade and has worked as a staff writer at CreditCards.com and NerdWallet.com. Emily’s work has appeared in CNBC, MarketWatch, Business Insider, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor and The Chicago Tribute, among other websites and publications. At one point in her career, spent a year as a writer in the marketing department at one of the nation’s largest credit unions, where she learned even more about the world of finance. She’s passionate about LGBTQ rights, dog rescue, and tracking down the world’s best dim sum. Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Texas - Austin.
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