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

Universal Preschool: How It Would Impact Your Family—and the Economy

It’s a bold proposal by Obama: What would government-subsidized preschool mean? More

Marissa Mayer’s Latest Big Edict

Those poor Yahoos. No more working from home for them. Why, you ask? More

A CPA’s View: Why the Tax Code Needs to Change

A few changes to the tax code and filing system could make taxes easier and less costly for many Americans. More

A CPA Spills: The 10 Biggest Tax Mistakes That I See

Taxes are even less fun when an error costs you thousands. A CPA tells us how to avoid the most common blunders. More

Why We Can’t Grow Our Economy Forever

Can the economy continually grow on a finite planet? Author Rob Dietz explains why he doesn’t think so, and why a steady-state economy is the answer. More

Hate That Your Doctor Is Rushed? Blame the Payment System

Ever feel like your doctor is hurrying through your appointment? One doctor breaks down why—and tells us what’s being done about it. More

Get Off of That Cloud: Is Streaming Destroying the Music Business?

As Spotify and Pandora have grown, musicians have decried their paltry payments. Are the services really to blame? More

Are You Really as Busy as You Think?

Fretting about the important things you never have time for? With a bit of awareness and prioritization, you might be able to fit those in. More

40 or Older? You Can Still Whip Your Finances Into Shape

You’re in your fifth decade, which means you’ve got about half your working life left till retirement. Here’s how to make the most of it. More

13 Big Money Mistakes People Make—and How to Avoid Them

Add this resolution for 2013: Avoid the 13 biggest financial mistakes that financial planners see. More