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

Black Friday Boycott: Why People Are Shunning the Sales This Year

Just 40% of Americans plan to make purchases during the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy. A look at why—plus what they’ll spend. More

In Sickness and In Wealth: Why Married Men Bring Home More Money

A report reveals husbands reap some $16K more annually than their single counterparts. Do women enjoy the same “marriage premium”? More

Why the Rich Are Seriously Concerned About the Economy

Survey says: Financial confidence among the wealthy is the lowest since 2009. Why this doesn’t bode well for consumer spending. More

Do Women Build Better Businesses?

A new survey finds female-launched companies reap more revenue than those with men at the helm. Could this key factor explain why? More

Financial Rewind: How Well Did You Manage Your Money in 2014?

A survey finds just 23% of Americans feel ‘proud’ of how they handled their money this year. How will they take action in 2015? More

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