About Us

MagnifyMoney’s Core Mission

At MagnifyMoney, our mission is to help people lead financially healthy lives. We make that a reality by providing consumers with free information, tools and calculators. If you have a personal finance question, we want our site to provide an answer that is accurate, easy to understand and actionable. If you want to shop for a financial product, we want our site to be the easiest place for you to compare, switch and save. For far too long, personal finance has been intimidating. We want to empower people with the information and the confidence they need to make wise financial choices.

Our Editorial Content

MagnifyMoney’s news blog features in-depth features and articles that cover a range of personal finance topics -- from the dangers of subprime auto lending and how to invest wisely to navigating your finances in retirement and paying down debt. Our editorial team is led by veteran personal finance reporter and editor Mandi Woodruff and includes a team of two dozen full-time and freelance writers, editors and video producers.

Content from our team has been syndicated by news sites such as Business Insider, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and through our partnership with TEGNA, Inc., a publicly traded broadcast and digital media company which owns more than 40 local news networks across the U.S.

As part of our commitment to keep consumers informed, we strive to keep the editorial content that appears on our site transparent and unbiased. The blog operates independently according to our strict editorial code.

How MagnifyMoney Reviews Financial Products

Banks and companies can NOT pay to appear in our product recommendations. We have a team of analysts and banking experts that is constantly looking for the best deals. Our goal is to find the best financial products for consumers, and worry about the money later.

To find those products with the best deals and savings opportunities for our audience, we look at the Top 100 Banks, the Top 100 credit unions and then a long list of start-ups and other challenger brands to see if we can find an even better deal. We update these results every single day.

How We Make Money

MagnifyMoney generates the bulk of its revenue from affiliate referrals from some of the products that we mention on our site. That revenue allows all of the content, tools and calculators on our site to remain free to our users.

Once we have settled on our top recommendations across a range of products (from personal loans to balance transfer offers), only then do we go out and see if any of the products we recommend have referral deals (or “affiliate links.”) That means they pay us a commission when a MagnifyMoney user ends up opening an account with them.

We will ONLY sign an affiliate deal if:

  • We have complete editorial control over our reviews. If taking a commission means we have to re-write our review, we won’t do it.
  • We can be completely transparent with you about when and where we get paid.
  • And if you sign up for our email list or download our debt guide, we will never sell that information to anyone. We use it only to help us create better guides, tools and resources for you.

You can learn more about how we make money here.

Our Team

Nick
NICHOLAS CLEMENTS
Co-Founder

Nick has worked in consumer banking for nearly 15 years. Before co-creating Magnify, he ran the UK Consumer Business for Barclaycard. Prior to that, he spent most of his career at Citigroup in Risk Management. A graduate of Stanford University, he studied Economics and History.

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Brian
BRIAN KARIMZAD
Co-Founder

Brian worked in banking and consumer marketing for 15 years before co-creating Magnify. Brian also graduated from Stanford University, where he studied economics - but not enough history.

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Kellie Pelletier
KELLIE PELLETIER
Public Relations

Kellie runs Public Relations. Before joining the team at MagnifyMoney, she led the PR for the launches of KAYAK, Jetsetter, Routehappy, HotelsByDay and contributed to the launch of Orbitz. Kellie lives in Atlanta with her husband, two kids, and rescue dog. She lives for Georgia football.


Editorial Team

Mandi
MANDI WOODRUFF
Executive Editor

Mandi has nearly a decade of experience as a journalist and has spent the bulk of her career covering the ins and out of personal finance. In 2015, she launched the career and money podcast Brown Ambition, which airs weekly on iTunes. Before joining MagnifyMoney, Mandi was the personal finance correspondent at Yahoo Finance and the personal finance editor at Business Insider. She graduated from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Georgia.

CHRISTINE
CHRISTINE DIGANGI
Managing Editor

Christine DiGangi is Managing Editor for MagnifyMoney.com. She was previously deputy managing editor for Credit.com, communications coordinator for the Society of Professional Journalists and a copy editor for the New York Times. Her writing has been featured on USA Today, MSN, Yahoo Finance and The New York Times International Weekly.

Kate Dore
Kate Dore
Contributors Editor

Kate Dore is a freelance writer and digital marketer, blogging about her hustle toward financial freedom at Cashville Skyline. She's passionate about promoting financial literacy among young professionals and creatives.

Jeff Rubin
Jeff Rubin
Staff Editor

Jeff is a veteran copy editor and fact checker with 30 years of experience. He comes to MagnifyMoney from The New York Times, where he was a staff copy editor for over 9 years. Jeff also served as Copy Desk Chief for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for 8 years.

Mary Rosewood
Mary Rosewood
Copy Editor

Mary Rosewood is MagnifyMoney's powerhouse copy editor. She has over three decades of experience as an editor for numerous publications.

Shen Lu
Shen Lu
Reporter

Shen is a reporter at MagnifyMoney. Prior to joining the team, she worked as a digital producer for CNN, writing about China and producing multimedia content for CNN.com. She is an Society of Professional Journalists award winner and Foreign Press Association scholarship recipient. Shen Lu graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism with a master's degree in journalism and The University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and art.

Brittney
Brittney Laryea
Reporter

Brittney Laryea is personal finance reporter with MagnifyMoney. Before joining the MagnifyMoney team, she interned with the Wall Street Journal and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. She earned a dual degree in broadcast journalism and business marketing from The University of Georgia.

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