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 Leaders

Brian Karimzad

Brian Karimzad

Vice President, SEO

Mandi Woodruff

Mandi Woodruff

Executive Editor

Ismat Mangla

Ismat Mangla

Assistant Content Director

Our Editors

Julie Sherrier

Julie Sherrier

Senior Managing Editor, Credit Cards

Allison Williams

Allison Williams

Managing Editor, Small Business & Autos

Benjamin Curry

Benjamin Curry

Managing Editor, Deposits & Investing

Michael Galvis

Michael Galvis

Managing Editor, Personal Loans

Michael Kitchen

Michael Kitchen

Managing Editor, Student Loans

Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman

Contributors Editor

Dan Shepard

Dan Shepard

Deputy Editor

Becca Stanek

Becca Stanek

Deputy Editor

Deborah Kearns

Deborah Kearns

Managing Editor, Mortgage

Our Copy Desk

Anastasia Economides

Anastasia Economides

Copy desk chief

Pearly Huang

Pearly Huang

Staff Editor

Xiomara Martinez White

Xiomara Martinez White

Staff Editor

Our Support Staff

Kamaron McNair

Kamaron McNair

Editorial Assistant

Our Writers

Jenn Jones

Jenn Jones

Auto Loans Writer

Melissa Wylie

Melissa Wylie

Small Business Writer

Crissinda Ponder

Crissinda Ponder

Mortgage Writer

Dennis Ceizyk

Dennis Ceizyk

Mortgage Writer

Lauren Perez

Lauren Perez

Deposits & Investing Writer

Andrew Pentis

Andrew Pentis

Student Loans Writer

Rebecca Safier

Rebecca Safier

Student Loans Writer

Sarah Berger

Sarah Berger

Deposits and Investing Writer

Glen Luke Flanagan

Glen Luke Flanagan

Credit Cards Writer

Tracy Brackman

Tracy Brackman

Credit Cards Writer

Our Data & Research Team

Christopher Horymski

Christopher Horymski

Senior Research Analyst

Kali McFadden

Kali McFadden

Senior Research Analyst

Derek Miller

Derek Miller

Senior Research Analyst

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137 West 25th Street, 7th Floor
New York, New York 10001
(646) 362-6517

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