Laura Shin


Laura Shin has worked at, and, and, as a freelancer, has had her writing published in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and others. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors from Stanford University with a degree in Modern Thought and Literature and has a master of arts from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. An avid traveler who has lived in Indonesia, visited Italy seven times and trekked in the Himalayas in northern India, she is saving up for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Follow Laura Shin on Twitter: @LauraShin

Posts by Laura Shin

How to Budget Your Money With the 50/20/30 Guideline

It’s hard to know how much you should spend on housing, clothing or food. Lay your confusion to rest with the 50/20/30 rule. More

Do You Need a Retirement Planner? 5 Times You Might

Meet a new type of retirement planner: the Retirement Income Certified Professional, or RICP. Do you need one? Here’s how to tell. More

6 Signs You Should Re-Evaluate Your Life Insurance Policy

Having life insurance is a good start. But don’t stop there—as your life changes, so must your policy. Does yours still fit? More

The Debt Ceiling Crisis: Your Cheat Sheet to What It Means

Perplexed by debt ceiling drama? We break down what it is, why it’s happening … and how it affects your wallet. More

The I.R.S. Scandal Decoded

The Internal Revenue Service is all over the news lately. What’s really going on? More

The Secret of Retirement Savings: You Can’t Make Up for Lost Time

Think you’ll be able to save more for retirement if you make extra money? Well, that’s not necessarily true. Here’s why. More

What You Need to Know About Your Electronic Health Record

The government is making a big push to get our health records digitized. Here’s what you should do during this transition. More

Ask a Tax Preparer: Will I Have to Pay Taxes on Forgiven Debt?

If part of your student loan debt or mortgage is forgiven, will you have to pay taxes on the forgiven debt? More

What Obamacare Means for Your Health Care

If insurance costs are slowing down overall, then why are any insurers still requesting double-digit rate increases? More

You’ll Never Believe Who Just Got Hacked

Minutes after the NSA chief gave a speech on the dangers of hackers, this major bank took a hit. More