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Welcome to Financial Highway, your highway to financial freedom.

We believe financial education is an essential part of life for everyone, not just the rich or the poor. Money cannot buy happiness, but it can make things easier if utilized responsibly. Unfortunately our education system does not believe in financial education and/or responsibility. We live in a very dissipating society where we are flooded by advertisements and the need for immediate gratification.

We aim to educate our readers about everyday financial matters and encourage a healthy financial lifestyle. We discuss topics such as credit card usage, debt elimination, savings and investing, consumer protection and other personal finance topics.

Join us on our ride to financial discovery!

Our Writers:

Our writers have been chosen based on their wide range of expertise in financial matters and their ability to aid our readers reach their financial goals. We are always looking for new talent to join our team, if you are interested in writing for us feel free to contact us.

Ray
I am a personal finance enthusiast based in Toronto, I have been involved in the investment industry for a while now. I have completed several industry courses (Full life insurance, IFIC, Canadian Securities Course, Conduct Practice Handbook and Wealth Management Essentials) as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA program. I have a Specialized Honors degree in Psychology; I am very interested in people’s behaviours and thought process.  The intention of this blog is to share with you my journey towards becoming financially independent, I’ll be sharing some of my personal experience and ideas which I hope you will find interesting. You can also follow me on Twitter, Digg and Stumble Upon.

Linsey Knerl

Linsey Knerl is a homeschooling mom of 5 and a freelance blogger and writer. She co-authored the recent 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget, and her frugal living tips have been featured in Woman’s Day, Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, TIME, Shape, and All You. You can read more about her at www.the1099mom.com

Miranda
Miranda is a journalistically trained freelance writer and professional blogger. She started out as a science writer (and still covers technology and physics for two publications), but jumped at the chance to write about finances about four years ago. While she is no financial professional, she has enjoyed learning about different ways readers can improve their financial situations — tips she can use herself! Miranda contributes to MainStreet.com, Financial Highway, Moolanomy, MoneyNing and Good Financial Cents in addition to Financial Highway. Her own blog is at AllBusiness.com: Personal Finance Corner.

Kathryn Vercillo
Kathryn Vercillo is a web writer/ blogger with 10 years of experience in researching and writing about personal finance. Topics that she’s particularly interested in include living a rich life on a frugal budget, personal finance for your 20s and 30s, the link between green living and frugal living and financial issues for urban dwellers. She lives in San Francisco, one of the most expensive cities in the country, so she definitely has to find creative ways to deal with personal finance in her daily life. It’s a challenge that she loves!

Darwin
Darwin is a Chemical Engineer and MBA who has been enamored with investing and personal finance since his teenage years. When a professor scoffed at the prospect of making money blogging, the gauntlet was thrown. After founding Everyday Finance and Darwin’s Finance, he is now focused primarily on Darwin’s Money, ETFBase and High Yield Passive Income, each of which providing targeted investing and personal finance approaches for a continuously evolving financial environment.

Kim Petch

Kim is the writer behind Balance Junkie, where she ponders personal finance, economics and life balance. Her background lies in English Literature, Education and Psychology. Her interest in finance began over 10 years ago when she needed to help her husband figure out a good price to sell at which to some employee stock options. She’s been learning about and following the financial markets closely ever since. She lives in Southern Ontario with her husband and three sons. You can also catch some of her work at Seeking Alpha and Money Crashers, or follow @BalanceJunkie on Twitter.

Michael Barton

Michael Barton has a career of 25 years covering global financial markets. Having worked for companies large and small, trading and advising on assets from equities to derivative products, Michael now writes about the opportunities and markets that matter to investors. He contributes content to several keenly followed investment blogs and websites, either in his own name or ghosted.

David Becker

David Becker is a consultant and portfolio manager who utilizes his 20 years’ experience trading and studying the capital markets to drive a consulting business that focuses on capital market analysis. Mr. Becker has significant experience managing risk in the commodity, equity, currency and fixed-income markets. Prior to founding Fortuity, Mr. Becker spent time as a portfolio manager at 2 Investment banks (London and New York), and three hedge funds. His LinkedIn profile.

Dave Scott

Dave holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting with over a decade of experience with US and international capital markets, investment research, asset management and writing on global financial and economic topics. Dave started his career as an engineer developing mathematical models and soon transitioned his models into the financial world. Dave enjoys non-fictional reading, geopolitical news and events, and keeping abreast of finance, technology, and human follies and triumphs.

Jay Soloff

Prior to becoming a writer, Jay was a market maker on the floor of the CBOE in various stock options.  He analyzed and traded stocks across a broad range of market caps and industries. Later in his career, Jay joined a hedge fund as a senior analyst where he regularly recommended multi-million dollar investments spanning diverse industries.  He currently writes for several popular websites specializing in small cap stocks, options, commodities, and more. Jay graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in economics and has an MBA from Arizona State University.  He now lives in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife and two children.

Darnell Brown

Darnell Brown is an accountant with over 20 years of auditing experience.  He has worked in both the private sector and for the United States Government.  He currently works as a freelance writer and has written numerous financial articles for the investmentunderground.com website.

Joseph McCauley

Joseph is a freelance writer specializing in articles on personal finance and internet technologies. With over 20 years of “hands-on” investing experience, Joseph takes a value approach to finding lower risk investment opportunities.

The blog is only intended for entertainment purposes only; it is not to be taken as any type of advice. Please consult a professional before making any decisions.