Stephanie Colestock

    Stephanie Colestock

    Stephanie Colestock is an experienced personal finance writer whose work can be found on publications such as TIME, Fortune, MSN, USA Today, Fox Business, Forbes, and CBS. She earned her bachelor's degree from Baylor University and now specializes in creating financial content for the everyday investor. She spends her free time traveling with her family, reading novels, and writing for her own site, Tomorrow's Dollar.

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