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How Bankrate’s Wisniewski wants to improve consumer’s personal finance habits

April 6, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Mary Wisniewski

David Liu interviewed Mary Wisniewski, a senior editor for Bankrate, about her job.

Here is an excerpt:

Can you tell our readers about the most interesting projects you are working on now?

At Bankrate, I’m the editorial lead on helping to develop video courses on personal finance themes. It’s a joy of a project to work on — we’re striving to engage a new audience on important topics like how to build your emergency savings and investing. And we’re including shoutouts to fintech tools that may help along the way.

I also write about intriguing technologies that could change banking. Case in point: Stretch is an early-stage challenger bank that is designing an account for the formerly incarcerated. A notable feature is offering customers job leads.

How do you think this might change the world?

The dream of our video courses is to help inspire people to develop healthy financial habits from wherever they are at. But I’d be happy if the project just helped someone get a bit more confidence about money. Personally, it’s a subject I ignored until I started covering it a decade ago or so. I remember thinking everything was so out of reach, including a savings account. If we can get someone like old me engaged on a money topic, that’s a big victory in my eyes.

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