Kate Ashford

Kate Ashford (she/her) is a freelance journalist and content writer who specializes in personal finance, work, health and consumer trends. In addition to being a contributing writer for Forbes and Monster, her work has appeared in more than 20 national outlets, including AARP, the BBC, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Money, NerdWallet, Parents, and WebMD. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, CBS and local New York TV stations, as well as several radio shows, and she was nominated for a Business Journalist of the Year Award in 2008. She attended the University of Virginia for her undergraduate degree (go Hoos!) and Northwestern University for her master's. She lives in Westchester, New York with her husband and two daughters, and when she isn’t at her computer, she dabbles in terrible puns, indoor climbing and triathlons.

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