Personal finance reporting and what it means
Personal finance journalist Kerry Hannon writes on Forbes.com about why she got into the beat and what she likes about it.
Hannon writes, “I relished interviewing CEOs of billion dollar corporations like global foodie Pittsburgh, Pa.-based H.J. Heinz Company, chemical and pharmaceutical giant, Bayer AG, and Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, now a Berkshire Hathaway Company, among many others.
“But it was the nuts and bolts of everyday personal finance that I could relate to and share my expertise in a way that could really make a difference in people’s lives. I had been down the road, or was on it. I, too, had run up credit card debt in my 20s and had to learn how to pay down debt and run lean, land a mortgage, relocate, start my own business, and much more.
“An offshoot of this journey has been to delve deeply into issues of retirement and careers, which can spin off in many directions from nonprofit endeavors to entrepreneurial start-ups to basic smart money management.”
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