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

Gen Y Income Inequality: What It Takes to Be in the Millennial 1%

Data reveals that income inequality for this group is epic compared to other gens. Can you guess what top Millennial earners make? More

How Much Do You Really Need to Be in the Top 1%?

New data shows how much the richest Americans are pulling in state by state. Can you guess where the 1% makes under $250K? More

The U.S. Gets Its First Licensed Bitcoin Exchange

Coinbase’s first American exchange is backed by the NYSE. Could this herald widespread use of the digital currency? More

Mortgage Insurance Rates Take a Big Dip

The FHA is slashing the cost of mortgage insurance to just .85% of a loan’s value. Why it’s good news for first-time buyers. More

Survey Says: Americans Plan to Sock Away More Money in 2015

A new poll finds that beefing up on savings is a top resolution this year. So why do 1 in 4 say they don’t think they’ll succeed? More

Financial Ball and Chain: Why Many People Think They’ll Carry Debt … Forever

In a new poll, 1 in 5 say they expect to be in the red for the rest of their lives—that’s double the amount from 2013. What gives? More

Calling All Home Buyers! The 3% Down Payment Makes a Comeback

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are loosening mortgage requirements for buyers who meet strict criteria. What you need to know. More

On Impulse: Do Men or Women Spend More on Spontaneous Buys?

In a survey, 75% of adults admit to making unplanned purchases. But how much they’ll shell out varies sharply between the genders. More

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