Katie Simon

About


Katie Simon is an Editorial Intern at LearnVest. She is a senior at New York University, where she studies Narrative Branding and writes for student publications. Previously she has worked with Global Citizens Travel, Claudia Chan, and Minga, the nonprofit she founded at the age of 14 to raise awareness about the global child sex trade. She has traveled around the world three times and teaches yoga in New York City.

Posts by Katie Simon

6 Money-Saving Back-to-School Calculators

With these online tools, you can run the numbers on the cost of school supplies, discern the real value of a grad degree and more. More

New Homebuyers Beware: Down Payments Are on the Rise

A new survey finds first-time buyers are shelling out more cash upfront than in years past. What’s behind the down payment creep? More

The Secret Sauce Behind Corporate Success? Women in Charge

A study finds top-performing companies have one thing in common: female-led leadership. Which country has the most women leaders? More

Americans Give Pricey Colleges the Cold Shoulder

A study finds families today are more money-conscious about tuition—increasingly forgoing dream schools due to hefty price tags. More

Well-Rounded Workers: 2 Skills That Boost Earning Potential

Not only are employees who have a combo of technical and social skills in demand—they also earn more. What else researchers found. More

Recession Lessons: Why Spending Still Hasn’t Rebounded

Although the economy is now on the upswing, consumers are still holding back on discretionary buys. An expert explains why. More

Shop Yourself Into Debt: Does Your Retail Card Have an Outrageous Rate?

Typical store credit cards boast a 23% APR— eight points up from an average card. Which begs the question: Are they ever worth it? More

Financial Literacy Around the World: U.S. Teens Aren’t Money Smart

In a study, teenagers in China and even Estonia beat Americans on basic money know-how. Two skills financially-savvy teens have. More

Match Not Made in Employer Heaven: Companies Reduce 401(k) Benefits

To return to pre-recession profit levels, companies are looking to cut 401(k) matching. But there are other ways to boost savings. More

A Simple Antidote to Overspending: Gratitude

Researchers suggest feeling thankful—for anything!—can curb the urge to buy. And it’s not just impulsive shoppers who can benefit. More