Anna Williams


Anna Williams is an Assistant Editor at LearnVest. She graduated from New York University, where she majored in journalism and Italian. Previously, she has worked with, Harper’s Bazaar, Brides,, Cosmopolitan and The Foreign Policy Association. She lives in Brooklyn and loves to explore the city on foot.

Posts by Anna Williams

The Pitfalls of Covering College Costs With Plastic

A study finds 90% of schools charge hefty fees when you use credit cards to pay for tuition—on top of the cards’ high interest. More

Don’t Want to Be Out of Work in 10 Years? 15 Hot Jobs of the Future

In the next decade, employment will be up 11%—but it will quadruple in some plum industries. Which $83K gig will grow 53% by 2022 More

The Domino Effect: What’s Stunting Student Debtors Now?

Loan-laden grads can’t catch a break. Research finds they must earn *this* much more than their debt-free peers to get a mortgage. More

Extra-Fee Frenzy: What Hotels Are Hiding in the Fine Print

Little hotel extras we take for granted, like storing items in the mini-fridge, now come with hefty—but often hidden—price tags. More

Americans’ Earnings Are on the Rise … Sort Of

Household income hit $54K in June—but, if you count inflation, it’s less than it was in 2009. What this means for the “recovery.” More

What Retirement Planning? People Spare Little Time for Their Nest Eggs

The average person takes hours to plan vacations—but less than 60 minutes to research retirement. How target-date funds factor in. More

Battle of the Sexes: Are Boys More Financially Fit Than Girls?

A new study finds parents talk to—and trust—sons more than daughters when it comes to money. Do you buy the reason why? More

More Pay vs. More 401(k) Savings: What’s Worth More to You?

In a new survey, 43% of Americans would take a pay cut in favor of a higher 401(k) match. Does your work offer the average match? More

Retirement Readiness: Americans Fall Shockingly Short

30% of adults haven’t saved a cent in their nest eggs—including plenty of people 50-plus. What many plan to do to cover the bills. More

The $900 Bad Money Habit: Serial Overdrafting

A study says people who often overdraw on their accounts rack up nearly $1K in bank fees. Here’s how to avoid the pesky penalties. More