About Us

Who We Are

Investopedia was founded in 1999 with the mission of simplifying financial decisions and information to give readers the confidence to manage every aspect of their financial life.

Our millions of readers come to us from all over the world and from all walks of life. Some are learning about money and investing for the first time, while others are experienced investors, business owners, professionals, financial advisors, and executives looking to improve their knowledge and skills. No matter who they are, we are here to help.

Investopedia is a part of the Dotdash Meredith publishing family.

Awards

  • 2022 Finance Content Marketing Award, Gramercy Institute
  • 2021 Best in Business Awards, Newsletter, Medium Division, SABEW
  • 2020 Dotdash named Publisher of the Year, Digiday
  • 2019 FCS Portfolio Awards, Branded Content, Financial Communications Society
  • 2018 Great Place to Work, Great Place to Work Institute
  • 2018 Financial Content Marketing Award, Gramercy Institute
  • 2018 Dotdash named Publisher of the Year, Digiday

Investopedia in the Press

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Editorial Team

Caleb Silver

Editor-in-Chief

Caleb has been the Editor-in-Chief of Investopedia since 2016. He is an award-winning media executive with more than 20 years of experience in business news, digital publishing, and documentaries. Caleb is the on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of SABEW (Society for Advancing Business Editing & Writing), and his awards include a Peabody, EPPY, SABEW Best in Business, and two Emmy nominations.

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Anna Attkisson

Senior Editorial Director

Anna Attkisson is the Senior Editorial Director for Investopedia. She oversees content strategy and operations. Her career has covered a vast range of complex topics and publications including parenting, philanthropy, small business, technology, cars, health, and finance. Previously, she has served as the editorial director at Business.com, Business News Daily, and Tom’s IT Pro. Anna holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas.

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Hilarey Gould

Senior Editorial Director, Financial Products & Services

Hilarey Gould has over a decade of journalism experience, with expertise in editing, content strategy, SEO, social media, and more. She is the Senior Editorial Director, Financial Products and Services, at Investopedia, and has held editorial roles at The Balance, Bankrate, SmartAsset, and realtor.com. Hilarey has a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri.

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Yasmin Ghahremani

Associate Editorial Director, Financial Products and Services

Yasmin Ghahremani is an Associate Editorial Director at Investopedia, where she oversees educational content about consumer financial products, ranging from checking accounts to life insurance. She joined the team in January 2023, after working for nearly four years in a similar role at The Balance. She has more than a decade of experience educating consumers about personal finance, which also includes stints as a managing editor at CreditCards.com and Wise Bread, and a contract editor at LendingTree.

Yasmin has also had an extensive international career covering business, technology, and the environment for broadcast and print outlets, including CNN, CNBC, and Asiaweek magazine. She has a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University.

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Ben Woolsey

Associate Editorial Director, Financial Products and Services

Ben is an Associate Editorial Director, Financial Products and Services for Investopedia. He is responsible for the news, education, and rating methodologies that Investopedia creates around the various products and services it reviews, including personal loans, mortgages, credit cards, and warranties, among other things. Ben has over 30 years of experience in financial services and has spent his career in marketing, operations, and content management roles for banks, credit card issuers, and credit card marketplace websites, including CreditCards.com and Bankrate.com. His area of specialization over the past 20 years has been credit cards.

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Stella Osoba

Senior Editor, Trading and Investing

Stella Osoba is the Senior Editor of trading and investing at Investopedia, where she oversees the library of financial education content. She has enjoyed a distinguished career as a financial, legal, and business writer, a technical analyst, an attorney, and an independent trader. Stella is active in the CMT Association and was co-founder and chair of Women in Technical Analysis, designed to increase opportunities for women to network and form meaningful contacts in the finance industry.

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Michael Sacchitello

Senior Editor, Investing and Trading Product Reviews

Michael is the Senior Editor of Investing and Trading Product Reviews for Investopedia and has 20 years of mutual fund, macro market research, institutional trading desk, and trading education experience. He is a chartered member and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the industry-leading Chartered Market Technicians (CMT) Association.

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Sienna Wrenn

Senior Special Projects Editor

Sienna is a self-proclaimed credit card nerd who has been creating personal finance content for more than six years. She joined The Balance as a staff writer in May 2019, and is now managing special projects for both Investopedia and The Balance to further engage readers in important topics. Sienna previously worked for CreditCards.com. Her work has been cited by major news outlets and government agencies, including the CFPB and NBCNews.com.

Sienna earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and completed a media studies program with The Fund For American Studies at George Mason University in Washington, D.C.

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Lars Peterson

Senior Editor, Financial Product Reviews

Lars Peterson joined Investopedia in 2023 as a senior editor of financial product reviews after four years as an editor with The Balance. Lars’s primary areas of focus are personal loans, credit cards, banking, mortgages, and other financial products and services, with the goal of helping consumers make the most of these offerings while avoiding pitfalls or catches. With nearly 15 years of experience as a writer and editor in personal finance and small business, Lars has written and edited for The Balance, Wise Bread, US News, and Amex OPENForum, among others. His 20+ years as an editor and writer have included roles in book publishing, marketing, technical writing, travel, and personal finance.

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Brendan Harkness

Senior Editor, Financial Product Reviews

Brendan Harkness is a senior editor of financial product reviews at Investopedia. He has spent almost a decade researching, writing, and editing content for financial and business publications about credit, banking, and credit cards. Previously, he was managing editor at Credit Cards Insider.

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Clay Halton

Business Editor

Clay Halton serves as a Business Editor at Investopedia, focusing on breaking down complex business and financial topics for readers. He manages the Investopedia Financial Review Board which helps ensure the accuracy and comprehensiveness of all content on the site. He collaborates closely with the visual and video teams at Dotdash Meredith to create compelling and content-rich images. He is passionate about creating educational content around financial topics relevant to the LGBTQ+ community. He has a B.A. in English from Webster University, where he graduated with honors.

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Ward Williams

Editor, Financial Products and Services

Ward Williams is an Editor focused on student loans and other financial products and services. He has five years of professional editing, proofreading, and writing experience. Ward regularly contributes to stories about government policy and company profiles. He received his B.A. in English from North Carolina State University and his M.S. in publishing from New York University.Prior to working for Investopedia, Ward was a marketing intern with Valiant Entertainment. He also served as the DC section head of ComicsVerse for nearly three years, during which he was responsible for editing articles and managing the DC Comics division of the website.

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Mia Davis

Associate Editor, Special Projects

Mia Davis is the Associate Editor of Special Projects Editor with over 5 years of editing experience. She has a background in educational publishing, specifically in economics. Her areas of expertise are entrepreneurship, macro/microeconomics, and personal finance. Before joining Investopedia, Mia worked at W.W. Norton & Company in different editorial roles–both print and media. She collaborated with a variety of disciplines, including biological anthropology and geosciences. She has contributed to various magazines, including Texas Monthly, PaperCity, and Houstonia Magazine.

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Katie Reilly

Associate Editor, Trading and Investing

Katie Reilly is the Associate Editor of Trading and Investing at Investopedia. She has a decade of experience in journalism, previously reporting on national news and education issues for TIME and Reuters. Her reporting included coverage of student loans and student debt policy, financial literacy initiatives, the business of childcare, and college affordability.

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Will Baker

Associate Editor, Investing and Trading Product Reviews for Investopedia

Will Baker is a U.S. Navy veteran who is the Associate Editor of Investing and Trading Product Reviews at Investopedia. Will has experience in freelance writing, covering investing and complex trading strategies. Prior to Investopedia, Will was the content writer for Simpler Trading. He holds a bachelor’s from the University of Central Florida.

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Sabrina Karl

Staff Writer, Financial Products & Services

Sabrina Karl has over two decades of experience writing about savings, CDs, and other banking topics. She is currently a staff writer at Investopedia and one of the country’s top experts on how to earn as much as possible on the money you hold in the bank. She previously wrote for Bankrate.com, CreditCards.com, DepositAccounts.com, and RateSeeker.

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Caroline Dilone

Social Media Editor

Caroline Dilone is the Social Media Editor of Investopedia. She joined the company in 2022. She manages and creates content across Investopedia’s various platforms including Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. She monitors analytics, edits videos for Instagram and TikTok, and creates graphics for news and financial education content. Caroline previously worked as a Social Media Editor at Forbes Media, where she led the social strategy for events and important lists such as Forbes Under 30, Forbes Billionaires list, Power Women, Forbes 50 Over 50, and more.  

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News Team

Stephen Wisnefski

Executive Editor, News at Investopedia

Stephen Wisnefski is the Executive Editor of News at Investopedia. He has more than two decades of experience as a journalist and newsroom leader, including 25 years at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal. He started his journalism career in 1996 in São Paulo, Brazil, where he covered financial markets, economics, and corporate news for Dow Jones Newswires. Later, he served as Brazil bureau chief for Dow Jones, senior editor for the Americas, the first-ever head of real-time news at the Wall Street Journal, and editor of professional news.

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Kara Greenberg

Senior Editor

Kara Greenberg is a senior news editor for Investopedia, where she does work coordinating, writing, assigning, and publishing multiple daily and weekly newsletters. Prior to joining Investopedia, Kara was a researcher and editor at The Wire. Earlier in her career, she worked in financial compliance and due diligence at Loomis, Sayles & Company, and The Bank of New York Mellon.

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Mrinalini Krishna

Senior Editor, Investing News

Mrinalini is the Senior Editor of investing news at Investopedia, with 10+ years of financial journalism experience across two continents and different media. She is passionate about creating comprehensive and usable financial content. Previously, she worked with organizations such as Financial Times, Forbes, The Balance, and CNBC TV18. Mrinalini holds a master’s in business and economic reporting from New York University and a bachelor’s with honors in economics from the University of Delhi, India. 

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Taylor Tompkins

Economics Editor, News

Taylor Tompkins has worked for more than a decade as a journalist covering business, finance, and the economy. She is the Economics Editor for news at Investopedia, and she has logged thousands of hours interviewing experts, analyzing data, and writing articles to help readers understand economic forces. Previously, Taylor has served as a Reporter and Content Curator at CreditCards.com where she wrote and managed content about personal finance. She worked as a reporter and assistant managing editor at the Dallas Business Journal.

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Colin Laidley

Associate Editor, News

Colin is an Associate Editor of financial news at Investopedia where he writes and edits breaking news and original analysis in and around the tech sector, as well as other parts of the financial markets and economy. He has more than three years of experience editing, proofreading, and fact-checking content on current financial events and politics. He is the co-editor of #Charlottesville: White Supremacy, Populism, and Resistance. He received his M.A. in journalism from The New School and his B.A. in history and political science from McGill University.

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Hiranmayi Srinivasan

Associate Editor

Hiranmayi Srinivasan is an Associate Editor for Investopedia. She has covered personal finance topics such as budgeting, saving, investing, and economic news at Dotdash Meredith since 2021. She believes financial literacy is a key to building wealth and strives to create content that is informative, timely, and educational. Hiranmayi also has experience working in digital and broadcast newsrooms.

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Diccon Hyatt is an experienced financial and economics reporter who has covered the pandemic-era economy in hundreds of stories over the past two years. He’s written hundreds of stories breaking down complex financial topics in plainspoken language, emphasizing the impact that economic currents would have on individuals’ finances and the market. He’s also worked at The Balance, U.S. 1, Community News Service, and the Middletown Transcript.

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Naomi works on the news team covering issues important for investors ranging from market movers to economic changes to inform and empower readers to make the best decisions for their unique situations.

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Financial Product Research & Compliance Team

In partnership with the editorial team members above, our team of research analysts and compliance professionals ensures Investopedia makes sound, accurate product evaluations.

Isaac Braun

Research Manager

Isaac Braun has analyzed data for over a decade, with over five years in the digital media landscape. Isaac is the research manager for Investopedia and believes it is paramount to provide the most accurate data-driven product recommendations to help readers make educated decisions.

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Shanker Narayan

Research Analyst, Financial Product Reviews

As a Research Analyst for Investopedia’s financial product reviews team, Shanker formulates evaluation criteria for various financial product categories, with a focus on consumer and small business insurance products. His responsibilities include overseeing the data collection, verification, and analysis processes that fuel our financial product reviews.Shanker’s background in Applied Statistics has equipped him with both the tools and logical framework necessary to develop, refine, and execute research methodologies. Combined with his passion for reading and writing in his personal life, Shanker believes that the best, most meaningful content is generated when using both quantitative and qualitative techniques in research and delivery.

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Sana Siddiqui

Research Analyst, Financial Product Reviews

Sana is a research analyst with Investopedia’s financial product reviews team. She focuses on financial products and services through direct research and by evaluating consumer surveys and interviews. Her experience in lending and underwriting gives her broad insight into financial industry business practices. Prior to joining the team, Sana worked in loan originations and processing before pivoting back to a reporting and analytics role focused on competitive analysis and market share reporting for various financial institutes. This experience has given Sana broad insight into financial products and services and the ability to “tell the story” behind the data and convey it to stakeholders—and readers—in a meaningful way.

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Marisa Figat

Associate Director, Content Compliance

Marisa joined Investopedia in 2020 to oversee all marketing compliance and content integrity initiatives. She brings a wealth of financial product experience to help protect the best interests of Investopedia’s readers. Whether Investopedia’s readers are taking out a student loan, signing up for the latest credit card, a Medicare supplement insurance plan, or buying a life insurance policy, Marisa keeps a close eye on content and holds writers and recommended providers with the utmost accountability. Prior to joining Investopedia, Marisa worked in compliance at CreditCards.com and Wise Bread.

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Investopedia By the Numbers

Investopedia has been helping readers through our financial news; original studies, research, data analysis; and best-in-class educational content for 24 years. Today, our 800+ contributors help our more than 44 million monthly readers find answers to empower them to take control and improve their financial lives.

36,000+

The number of articles that appear on Investopedia. More than 14,000 of those are definitions of financial terms.

Editorial Standards

Our mission is to simplify complex financial information and decisions so that our readers have the confidence to manage every aspect of their financial life. We aim to ensure that all of the articles on our site are empowering, unbiased, accurate, and inclusive.

We are committed to following the Codes of Ethics of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW). Our content is guided by and upholds the Society for Professional Journalists’ foundations of ethical journalism: being accurate and fair, minimizing harm, acting independently, and being accountable and transparent. We also uphold the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines on disclosures, where applicable.

The Investopedia staff of editors work with our network of contributors and review boards to write, update, and manage all the articles you find on Investopedia. We don’t make recommendations for you to buy, sell, or hold securities or investments. We offer independent and unbiased product and service evaluations, and we provide relevant analysis, context, insights, and educational information to help you make smarter, better-informed decisions.

Our editorial team is continually evaluating the articles across our site to flag any that contain information that is known to be or is likely to be out-of-date. Such articles are reviewed and updated or, if necessary, completely rewritten, rechecked, and re-edited. Our network of experienced experts who uphold our process and policies assists with our updating efforts. Articles that have been updated are date-stamped to reflect this.

Each article features a byline that includes the name, a brief description, and a link to more information for each person who contributed to that piece. The date indicates when the piece was most recently updated with new information. Some articles also have a tagline at the end to provide additional information on research or authorship. 

Our editorial team approves all story ideas independently, and our expert contributors each have deep subject matter expertise in the topics that we assign them. Our team of professional editors, fact checkers, and producers reviews content to ensure it upholds our values.

All staff are responsible for disclosing any potential conflicts of interest.

Investopedia content is for informational purposes and is not intended to substitute for the advice of a licensed or certified attorney, accountant, financial advisor, or other certified financial professionals.

Financial Review Board

Our Financial Review Board includes experts with more than 100 years of combined financial experience, across every facet of the economy and personal finances. The board includes certified financial planners, certified public accountants, economists, entrepreneurs, financial analysts, investors, tax experts, and university professors. Members of the board read, review, and provide updates on our content to our editorial team so that the readers of Investopedia can feel empowered to make smarter financial decisions with the most accurate information.

Diverse Perspectives and Inclusive Content

We aim to reflect the perspectives of all ethnicities, gender identities, generations, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds in our content to ensure we are elevating and empowering those with different points of view and serving all of our diverse readers. Specifically, we are committed to improving the degree to which Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are represented on our editorial staff and contributor teams as well as ensuring our content is inclusive of BIPOC perspectives.

As part of our commitment, we established an Anti-Bias Review Board made up of educators, advocates, public health specialists, journalists, researchers, financial experts, and other professionals, each with a background in supporting diversity, inclusion, and racial justice initiatives. Members review content and images across Investopedia, using research and their expertise and judgment to advise the editorial team on language, images, themes, and tone to ensure our content represents and empowers all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, religions, and socioeconomic circumstances.

Fact Checking

We rely on our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers who provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including government organizations, academic institutions, and financial associations.

At Investopedia, we aspire to provide the highest quality content produced by humans, for humans. It is against our guidelines to publish automatically generated content using AI (artificial intelligence) writing tools such as ChatGPT.

Corrections

The accuracy of our verified information and news articles is core to our brand. So too is our commitment to accountability to our readers and transparency about our accuracy and corrections practices. 

Our rich library of “evergreen” content is routinely updated and fact-checked to ensure ongoing publication of accurate, complete, relevant, and up-to-date useful information. Following our rigorous and systematic updating and verification process, articles in our content library are date-stamped to indicate to readers that the information is complete and accurate. News articles often cover a distinct event in time and are not part of our routine update process. 

At Investopedia, we are committed to telling readers when an error has appeared, and to correcting it. When we discover a significant error of fact in an article, we will correct the article as quickly as possible and append a correction note. All corrections will be clearly labeled, dated, and include information about what was corrected. 

We welcome our readers’ participation in our ongoing commitment to accuracy and fact-checking. If you believe we have published a factual error in any of our content, please let us know and we will investigate and take appropriate corrective and/or updating measures. To report a possible error of fact, please visit our Contact Us page and select Article Update – Correction.

Management Team

Investopedia is part of the Dotdash Meredith publishing family and operates under the leadership of CEO Neil Vogel.

Dylan Zurawell

General Manager

Dylan is the General Manager of Investopedia and is responsible for Investopedia’s strategy and operations. He joined Investopedia in 2011 as a Product Manager and over the following six years held successively senior roles in product, operations, and marketing before becoming Investopedia’s GM in 2018 following the acquisition of the brand by Dotdash Meredith.

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Katherine Divney

Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, Katherine oversees the sales, marketing and client services teams responsible for delivering best in class media partnerships for our clients spanning all areas of the Financial Services Industry. Prior to Dotdash Meredith, Katherine held leadership roles in financial media sales as SVP Sales at Seeking Alpha, Executive Director at The Wall Street Digital, and Sales Director at MarketWatch. Katherine began her 20 year digital media career in Boston, in sales at Yahoo!, and Media Planning at Digitas. Katherine sits on the Executive Board of Directors for the Financial Communications Society. Katherine holds a B.A. in History & Psychology from Boston College. She resides in White Plains, NY with her husband and three children.

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Caleb Silver

Editor-in-Chief

Caleb has been the Editor-in-Chief of Investopedia since 2016. He is an award-winning media executive with more than 20 years of experience in business news, digital publishing, and documentaries. Caleb is the on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of SABEW (Society for Advancing Business Editing & Writing), and his awards include a Peabody, EPPY, SABEW Best in Business, and two Emmy nominations.

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Michael Capecci

VP, Marketing (Sales)

As VP of Marketing, Michael oversees all aspects of ad sales marketing targeting the financial services industry. Prior to this, Michael was the VP, Product Sales & Strategy at Seeking Alpha, overseeing the custom solutions team. He started his career at Lowe & Partner/SMS developing and producing digital projects for Smirnoff and Mercedes. Michael made the move to the financial world in 2006 when he joined Bloomberg, where he spent more than seven years directing digital sales, first on the West Coast and then in the Northeast. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from Fordham University.

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Alexandra Kerr

Director, Brand Marketing & Communications

Alexandra oversees production of Dotdash Meredith finance brands’ media appearances, newsletters, social media, and data journalism for earned media. She previously served as Investopedia’s senior video producer, overseeing all of Investopedia’s on-camera interviews and branded video series for some of the country’s top financial institutions. Since 2019, she’s managed earned media, brand marketing and communications.

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Megan LaCava

SVP, Client Services

As SVP, Client Services, Megan oversees the Sales Planning, Account Management and Finance Direct Response teams to develop strategic solutions for our global client base and execute successful partnerships.Prior to Dotdash Meredith, she served as the Director of Client Services at SET Media, a video ad technology company. She started her career in media planning at Universal McCann in San Francisco working with brands such as Microsoft and Sony.

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About Dotdash Meredith

Dotdash Meredith is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith’s over 50 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, FOOD & WINE, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, Southern Living and more.

Careers

Investopedia is a fast-growing company and we are always looking for motivated, multi-talented, and organized people to join our team. To learn more, please see the Dotdash Meredith Careers page which will have opportunities with both Investopedia and the rest of the Dotdash Meredith publishing family.

Contact Us

Whether you have a comment or suggestion to share, we look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to reach out by visiting our Contact Us page.

Locations

Our primary offices are in New York City and Edmonton, Canada. Our New York City office is located at 225 Liberty Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10007 and is not open to the public. Our Edmonton office is located at 4208 – 97 Street, Edmonton, AB T6E 5Z9 and is not open to the public.

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