Anna Williams


Anna Williams was previously an assistant editor at LearnVest and is now a freelance writer and editor in New York. 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.

Posts by Anna Williams

LearnVest Vocab Lesson: 6 Credit Definitions You Need to Know

It’s about more than a three-digit score. From hard inquiries to DTIs, we outline the key things that can impact your credit. More

LearnVest Vocab Lesson: 7 Credit Card Terms to Know Before You Swipe Again

Don’t know your APR from your annual fee? These vocab words will help you become more credit-savvy—and better manage your debt. More

LearnVest Vocab Lesson: 8 Terms to Help You Decipher Your Employee Benefits

Confused by the HR paperwork at your new job? Knowing these key words can help you decide which perks make the most sense for you. More

The LearnVest Vocab Lesson: 8 Terms to Know Before You Buy Your First Home

When you’re a real estate newbie, it can be difficult to decipher all the financial lingo you hear. Learn how to talk the talk. More

Why We Love to Hate Cable, Internet and Phone Companies

A new survey finds satisfaction with these service providers is at a seven-year low—with two of them coming in dead last. More

Privacy & Life Insurance Premiums: Would You Trade Your Personal Data for a Discount?

John Hancock will soon offer reduced premiums to those who’ll share their medical details. Will other companies follow suit? More

The Incredible Shrinking Middle Class: A State-by-State Analysis

A new study finds the percentage of average earners has fallen in every state since 2000—but it isn’t necessarily bad news. More

The Only Loyalty Program You May Ever Need

Companies like AT&T and Macy’s are teaming up to let shoppers earn and redeem points across brands. Here’s how you can cash in. More

ROI Report: Which Colleges Produce the Best-Paid Grads?

New research pinpoints which universities set you up for optimal salary returns later in life—and, no, it’s not just the Ivies. More

Survey Says: One-Third of Americans Headed for Financial Disaster

A report reveals 37% of people carry credit card debt that exceeds emergency savings. And one demo is particularly deep in debt. More