Beth Braverman

Scarsdale, NY USA
Website: bethbraverman.com
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Professional Experience

Beth Braverman is an award-winning journalist and content producer, writing mostly about personal finance, parenting, and careers. Prior to launching her freelance editorial services business, Beth spent seven years covering personal finance, first as a senior reporter and social media editor at MONEY magazine and then as the Life + Money editor for The Fiscal Times. Beth has also worked as a daily newspaper reporter and as a trade magazine editor. In addition to personal finance, she has covered small business, luxury goods, government, and education. Beth holds a bachelor's degree in newspaper journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a master's degree in business and economics reporting from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

Expertise

Reporter
12 Years
Writer
12 Years
Producer (new media)
7 Years

Specialty

Personal Finance
5 Years
Business (general)
10 Years
Real Estate
7 Years

Industries


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
4 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
3 Years
Online/new media
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

15 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

CNNMoney.com (10+), Forbes.com (10+), The Fiscal Times (10+), Money Magazine (10+), Realtor.com (10+), Consumer Reports (10+), Go Banking Rates (10+), Mic.com (3-5), The Week (1-2), Forbes.com (10+), New York Post (3-5), Oprah.com (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Discover Student Loans (10+), Gazelle (10+), Credit Karma (10+), Fidelity 401(k) (10+), USAA (3-5), East West Bank (6-10), Earnest (3-5), Ladder Life (1-2), Chase (3-5), Wealthfront (1-2), Glenmede (10+), Santander Bank (3-5), Whataburger (1-2)

Other Work History

June 2013-June 2015: Senior Editor, The Fiscal Times March 2009-June 2013: social media editor/senior reporter, MONEY magazine July 2008-January 2009: reporter, Financial Week July 2004-July 2007: senior associate editor, National Jeweler August 2002-July 2004: Reporter, The Express Times

Technical Skills

Wordpress

Awards

2009 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award for breaking news, weekly newspaper 2008 New York Financial Writers Association Scholarship 2006 Best Single Article, Jesse H. Neal Award, American Business Media, 1st place, for revenue $3 million to $7 million 2006 Best Original Research, American Society of Business Publication Editors, Gold Award, New York Region 2003 Reporting and Writing, Robert P. Kelly Award, New Jersey Press Association, 2nd place for circulation under 60,000

Associations

SPJ, SABEW, NYFWA

Work Samples

General

More than 43 percent of Americans recently polled by GOBankingRates said that they expected to pay more for health care costs this year, while less than 20 percent anticipated that their costs would go down. There are plenty of reasons to expect health care costs will go up: Employers are shifting a greater share of costs onto their workers, the prices of drugs and medical procedures continue to rise and our aging population has greater medical needs. Still, there are ways to fight back against rising health care costs. Read on for 21 health care hacks that can help you slash your bills in 2016.
More than 43 percent of Americans recently polled by GOBankingRates said that they expected to pay more for health care costs this year, while less than 20 percent anticipated that their costs would go down. There are plenty of reasons to expect health care costs will go up: Employers are shifting a greater share of costs onto their workers, the prices of drugs and medical procedures continue to rise and our aging population has greater medical needs. Still, there are ways to fight back against rising health care costs. Read on for 21 health care hacks that can help you slash your bills in 2016.
However, target-date funds may not be as “one size fits all” as savers might like to believe. “For your passive investor, the target-date fund may be giving off a false sense of security,” says Chris Hardy, director of planning and investments with Paramount Investment Advisors. Here are five times that your target-date fund may miss the mark:
For wealthy families, giving money isn't just welcome; it is a way to transfer wealth to your adult children or grandchildren while avoiding estate taxes. Plus, if they use it responsibly, you may take pleasure in seeing them enjoy it. Follow these steps to make sure that you understand both the tax and financial planning implications of such a gesture.
Taking you Social Security Benefits at the right time can be worth thousands. Here's the truth about six common Social Security myths.
Even as the ranks of cord cutters grow, for the vast majority of us, cutting ties with [insert Evil Cable-Provider Name here] remains a compelling fantasy but a complicated reality. The truth is, ditching cable is a hassle. Here are four reasons why:
Online reviews are a great place to start looking for a new doctor or specialist. But you should dig deeper.
If you or someone you love is thinking about a reverse mortgage, consider these questions. If you answer yes to even one, this type of loan is probably the wrong option for you.
Admittedly, it's a lot easier for a 50-something boomer to imagine retirement than it is for a 20-something recent grad who just landed his first full-time job. But that's no excuse for inaction. When it comes to retirement, here's what you should be doing at every age:
Your parents probably want to age in place. The right home care is the key to making it happen.
Claims under trade credit insurance, a rarely used type of insurance that covers companies' receivables losses stemming from bankrupt customers, have skyrocketed over the past year. So has corporate interest in the product.
After holding relatively firm over the past year as residential mortgage delinquencies climbed steadily, default rates on commercial mortgages are starting to head higher as well. That spells more trouble ahead for banks and other lenders, although not on the scale seen in subprime mortgage lending.
The credit crunch is killing the trend of using sale-leasebacks to raise capital, because frozen conditions have made it nearly impossible to get deals done.
Many content producers responded aggressively with a (often ill-advised) “pivot to video,” while others are leaning more on social channels, where the rules continue to change. Still, despite the perception by some that print is dying and digital is the only way to survive and thrive, there are publishers who still recognize value in print.
Many content producers responded aggressively with a (often ill-advised) “pivot to video,” while others are leaning more on social channels, where the rules continue to change. Still, despite the perception by some that print is dying and digital is the only way to survive and thrive, there are publishers who still recognize value in print.
Still, it’s entirely possible for a spender and a saver to find balance—even when you’re butting heads over how much to spend on baby’s first birthday. After all, there’s one big goal you both have in common, and that’s giving your kids the best life possible. Below, tips for navigating the most frequent financial conflicts parents face.
Proposing to your loved one can lead to many financial bonuses—assuming the proposal leads to marriage. Here are a few of the financial benefits of getting married.
Still, it’s possible to learn how to plan a honeymoon on a budget so your vacation doesn’t detract from other financial commitments and priorities. These six ways to plan a honeymoon on a budget can help ensure you’re able to enjoy (and afford) your post-nuptial vacation:
Still, it’s possible to learn how to plan a honeymoon on a budget so your vacation doesn’t detract from other financial commitments and priorities. These six ways to plan a honeymoon on a budget can help ensure you’re able to enjoy (and afford) your post-nuptial vacation:
Priced at $100 per household, the Plus program appears to compete directly with the $99 (or $13 per month) Amazon Prime membership. Here’s how the two plans stack up.
Conceived by social impact investor and developer Ron Beit, CEO of RBH Group, Teachers Village received funding via a public-private partnership that included investments from major players like Goldman Sachs and Prudential Financial as well as state and federal tax credits and a city payment in lieu of tax (PILOT) program. The $150 million project sits on five blocks that previously was mostly dilapidated buildings and parking lots near Newark’s Penn Station.
Development impact bonds, or DIBs, are a financial instrument through which investors front funding for specific public projects and are repaid based on the projects’ results. They have already proven useful in education and agriculture. Now, impact investors have brought the innovative funding model to another field: healthcare.
Social media doesn’t have to be a total time suck, though. Using social media to help you save money is a great way to make that screen time more productive. Yep, social media could have a positive impact on your money management and financial goals.
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are frequently discussed in the media, and dinner parties. Many digital currencies experienced massive price hikes despite a bumpy ride, with several large dips along the way. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Here are answers to five common questions about cryptocurrencies:
While it can be tempting to splurge on a big purchase, saving some or all of the money may be a smarter move over the long term. Here are five ways that taxpayers with a household income of less than $75,000 can put that refund to good use.
The February 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, hasn’t just sparked a dialogue among policymakers—it has some investors considering firearms divestment, while others are seeking alternative approaches. Here’s a look at the conversation from five different perspectives.
In the wake of the February 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, some institutional investment funds are considering firearms company divestment.
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On the silver screen, bringing more marginalized people into visible roles is a priority for many. While inclusivity is commonly posited as simply the right thing to do, according to the Los Angeles Times, a study on diversity in Hollywood by the Creative Artist Agency (CAA) shows that it may also be the right choice from a business perspective.
On the silver screen, bringing more marginalized people into visible roles is a priority for many. While inclusivity is commonly posited as simply the right thing to do, according to the Los Angeles Times, a study on diversity in Hollywood by the Creative Artist Agency (CAA) shows that it may also be the right choice from a business perspective.
Everyone knows it’s important to see a doctor once a year to check vital signs like your blood pressure and heart rate. But what about your financial health? Keeping tabs on your “money vitals” can give you insight into whether your long-term planning is on the right path.
The holidays reflect an important time for small businesses to take advantage of consumer spending and close out the year on a strong note. In this Smart Holiday Tips Series, Chase looks at different ways take advantage of the holiday surge.
As the income gap between the world’s poorest and wealthiest continues to grow, efforts to narrow it have become a key focus for nonprofits and individuals looking for ways to deploy capital in order to encourage human flourishing. Identifying potential opportunities for success, these groups have begun turning their attention to the particular issues at play in Rust Belt states and post-industrial cities.
As the income gap between the world’s poorest and wealthiest continues to grow, efforts to narrow it have become a key focus for nonprofits and individuals looking for ways to deploy capital in order to encourage human flourishing. Identifying potential opportunities for success, these groups have begun turning their attention to the particular issues at play in Rust Belt states and post-industrial cities.
Make her proud with one of these five amazing Mother’s Day gifts. All the items below are recommended by our testers, offer great value, and rank high in our ratings.
Flood coverage depends on where the water comes from. It's a little complicated, so we talked with a Farmers® agent
As a new parent, you’ve undoubtedly learned that your tiny bundle of joy also comes with a big bundle of bills that can quickly blow your budget. But even though you’ll be spending more on everything from diapers to clothing to make sure baby is well taken care of, it’s also important to keep putting money away for your own future. Retirement may seem like some far-off dream, yet if you cut back on saving (even temporarily), you could compromise your nest egg. Not sure how to balance it all? Here are six tips to get you started.
Focusing on cyber security is not only good practice from a business perspective, but it's also often a legal requirement, as a growing number of state and federal laws regulate how businesses safeguard client information. Follow these steps to ensure you've properly secured your company's data:
Follow these steps to pack your suitcase like a pro.
Borrowing against home equity can be a convenient way to access cash, but it also carries risk, as millions of Americans learned in the housing crisis of 2008. If you're considering it, here's what you need to know.
Eight months later, the 19-year-old is bringing in $100,000 per month selling name-brand items (think Sony and Mattel) to Amazon buyers from his home in Olympia, Wash, the retail giant’s backyard. The entrepreneur’s next million-dollar idea is to teach you how to do the same.
here are three main types of lung cancer, and the type and stage of cancer you have will affect the care you need. You’ll want to really get to know each person and understand what they do, because open communication is crucial to getting the best care.
America's Best Jewelers winners spread their advertising and marketing dollars across media during both good times and bad.
You can mitigate risks by making sure you have the appropriate insurance coverage. Here are some popular summer activities and what you can do to safeguard yourself financially.
The topics of discussion will vary, depending on where you are in your relationship. Here’s a guide to the big questions you’ll need to answer, and why it’s worth having the conversation — no matter how uncomfortable it is.
From the unique complexity of each initiative to the variety of players proposing solutions, industry alignment has been difficult to achieve—and the high stakes mean development cannot be rushed.
From the unique complexity of each initiative to the variety of players proposing solutions, industry alignment has been difficult to achieve—and the high stakes mean development cannot be rushed.
Here’s why Checkr believes in fair-chance hiring in such a big way.
As any manager of fellow humans can attest, building a culture of trust is easier said than done. Whether you’re a manager or a team member, you can start with these steps.
As the availability of data around specific investments and their impacts grows, so does investors’ ability to strategically select assets that align with their goals. Positive screening is one impact investing strategy that has benefited from this growth in data.
If you’re dreaming of homeownership but don’t quite have the down payment or credit profile to make it a reality, a lease-to-buy option is one of several avenues to consider.
No one likes thinking about death — especially their own. But creating an estate plan, a set of documents that details what will happen to all of your assets when you pass away, provides your heirs guidance on how to follow your final wishes after you're gone.
Subscription economy services have gone from novel to ubiquitous. Still, the business model can prove profitable for any industry—if you do it right.
Following the decade of low yields since the Great Recession, investors now look at their fixed-income investments to not only protect against volatility and risk, but also to deliver higher returns.
According to a 2019 analysis by FinCEN, the real estate sector is one of the top three industries targeted for fraud. What can you do to better protect your business against payment fraud?
The goal of financial inclusion is to provide access to the financial tools and services people need to improve their quality of life, from bank accounts to credit, insurance, and access to business capital.
Lacerta Group focuses mostly on custom plastic packaging for a variety of products, such as grocery items and consumer electronics. Mostafa, 56, was sure his company could retool its equipment to produce the kinds of face shields needed by frontline workers — from doctors to supermarket employees — across the country.
For a few weeks, however, business went on as usual. Then, on the morning of March 13, Juan III’s assistant called to let him know they were seeing unusual order volume. The firm typically received three large orders per day. On that morning, the orders were coming in every few minutes.
The Colony Group is a registered investment advisory firm with 240 employees across 15 offices in eight states throughout the country. It serves mostly individuals and high net worth individuals, with extra services available for professional athletes, corporate executives and multi-generational family offices. The firm has nearly $11.6 billion in assets under management (AUM).
Given the uncertainty around how long the crisis will last—and what type of impact it will have on the economy?advisors need to consider the cost-effectiveness of all their business decisions, both now and in the future.
This makes it even more important for advisers to discuss potential plan errors with their clients, working with them to find and correct any issues—and to avoid them in the first place. The Department of Labor (DOL) has said that it would offer some leniency to plan sponsors that, due to COVID-19, fail to follow certain procedural requirements
Here is a look at three factors that have shaped the development of the sustainable retirement investment landscape.
Since long before the digital age and the data rush, publishers have been collecting audience data through proprietary surveys and polls used to generate new editorial content and marketing opportunities. These products are typically built out as branded editorial franchises, aimed at helping inform readers and increasing ad revenue with premium buys.
But while many employers may be eager to help participants worried about outliving their income, questions remain about the best way to incorporate these features into a plan—and whether employees will actually use them.
At the heart of impact investing is a dual aim: to generate social or environmental benet and a nancial return. While that premise may sound clear enough, measuring impact investing returns is a complex undertaking. But it is critical for the industry’s continued growth.