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

Co-founder/Head of Content

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.

Read more about Nick here

Co-founder/Head of Research

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.

Read more about Brian here

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.

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.

Allison Williams
Personal Finance Editor

Allison is a personal finance editor at MagnifyMoney. She's an award-winning journalist who has covered everything from the U.S. military to the export of American sweet potatoes to Europe. Before joining MagnifyMoney, she was senior editor of Business North Carolina magazine.

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.

Benét Wilson
Associate Editor , Credit Cards

Benét joined the MagnifyMoney team in February 2018 as associate credit cards editor. Benét is the founder and editor-in-chief of Aviation Queen LLC, a freelance aviation/travel writing business. She graduated from American University in Washington, D.C., with a B.A. in broadcast journalism.

Mary Rosewood
Anastasia Economides
Staff Editor

Anastasia is a native New Yorker and trained breaking news journalist in the field for more than 10 years. She has worked for organizations big and small, including The New York Times as an editor, NBC New York, The Star-Ledger and Newsday. She received her Master's studying digital journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. When she's not working, Anastasia enjoys traveling, exploring the food scene and taking the latest trendy fitness class.

Xiomara Martinez-White
Staff Editor

Xiomara is a staff editor at MagnifyMoney. Before joining Magnify Money, she spent three years copy editing for Bustle Digital Group and as a fact checker on the second season of the Revisionist History podcast. She got her start in journalism writing about music at her alma mater Smith College. As a student at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, she worked at several major media entities, including Marie Claire, People, and The International Herald Tribune.

Shen Lu
Shen Lu

Shen Lu 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 Laryea

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.

Alexandria White

Alexandria (Allie) is MagnifyMoney's go-to credit card writer, covering everything from credit card reviews, Best Of round-ups, and industry news to helpful explainers with tips and strategies for credit novices. She graduated from Adelphi University.

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.


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