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Susan Shain

Susan Shain

Financial Writer

Past clients include Wealthfront, Chime, Morgan Stanley, & Credit Card Insider.

Susan Shain has six years of experience as a personal finance writer, covering topics such as banking and investing. She has produced blog posts, email newsletters, web copy, and case studies, as well as ghostwritten thought leadership pieces. Her past clients include Wealthfront, Chime, Columbia University, Morgan Stanley, Credit Card Insider, and TD Bank. Susan also has written branded content for websites like Vox, Business Insider, and HuffPost in partnership with BlackRock, Capital One, United Airlines, and Marriott. As a journalist, she creates pieces for external outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, and CNN.

Financial Writing
Personal Finance Writing
Financial Services Writing
Finance Content
Financial Services Content
Personal Finance Content
Banking Content
Investment Management Content
Blog Posts
Newsletters
Web Copywriting
Case Studies
Thought Leadership
Branded Content
Journalism
Publishing
Susan Shain

Susan Shain

Past clients include Wealthfront, Chime, Morgan Stanley, & Credit Card Insider.

Financial Writer

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Employment Highlights

Content Marketing Writer

Independent

June 2012 - Present (8 years 11 months)

Financial Content Writer

Independent

December 2011 - Present (9 years 5 months)

Journalist/Reporter

Independent

February 2014 - Present (7 years 3 months)

Staff Writer

Student Loan Hero

May 2017 - December 2017 (7 months)

1 More Entries

Education Highlights

BA

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

September 2004 - May 2008 (3 years 8 months)

Portfolio

Two Cents

Use Chargebacks Like an Insurance Policy for Internet Shopping

Banking Made Awesome

6 Apps That Will Help You Be Better With Money Next Year

The Penny Hoarder

Not Sure How to Manage Your Money? Follow This Simple Flowchart

Credit Card Insider

How Does a Credit Card Work? A Guide and Credit Card Definition

Banking Made Awesome

10 Years After the Financial Crisis – How Fintech Is Helping

The New York Times

Save Money and Reset Your Financial Life With a Shopping Ban

Two Cents

Use Chargebacks Like an Insurance Policy for Internet Shopping

Banking Made Awesome

6 Apps That Will Help You Be Better With Money Next Year

The Penny Hoarder

Not Sure How to Manage Your Money? Follow This Simple Flowchart

Credit Card Insider

How Does a Credit Card Work? A Guide and Credit Card Definition

Banking Made Awesome

10 Years After the Financial Crisis – How Fintech Is Helping

The New York Times

Save Money and Reset Your Financial Life With a Shopping Ban

Resume

Content Marketing Writer

Independent

June 2012 - Present (8 years 11 months)

  • Wrote blog posts, email newsletters, web copy, and other content for a variety of businesses.
  • Offered ghostwriting services for CEOs and other thought leaders.
  • Created branded content for websites like Vox, Business Insider, and HuffPost in partnership with BlackRock, Capital One, United Airlines, and Marriott. 

Financial Content Writer

Independent

December 2011 - Present (9 years 5 months)

  • Developed consumer-facing marketing content for financial services clients, including Credit Card Insider, Morgan Stanley, Wealthfront, Chime, and Self Lender.
  • Wrote B2B articles, case studies, and newsletters for financial companies such as Gusto, TD Ameritrade, Fundbox, LSQ, and AdvisorSpeak.

Journalist/Reporter

Independent

February 2014 - Present (7 years 3 months)

  • Researched, pitched, and wrote freelance pieces for external outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, CNN, NPR, Playboy, and Lifehacker.
  • Managed multiple projects and timelines while always meeting deadlines.

Staff Writer

Student Loan Hero

May 2017 - December 2017 (7 months)

Student Loan Hero is a web platform that provides support for organizing, managing, and repaying student loans.

  • Pitched, researched, and wrote informative articles about a range of financial issues.
  • Sought and covered breaking stories as part of a three-person news team.

Senior Writer

The Penny Hoarder

September 2015 - December 2016 (1 year 3 months)

The Penny Hoarder is an American personal finance website based in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • Worked with a team of writers and editors to produce compelling multimedia content for one of Inc.’s “fastest-growing private media companies”.
  • Excelled at distilling complex personal finance topics into engaging and accessible articles.
  • Wrote over 20 headlines per post, ensuring each had killer clickable and SEO-friendly options.
  • Learned to quickly turn around news-driven personal finance stories every morning.
  • Developed key reporting skills and news judgment.

Education

BA, Political Science

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

September 2004 - May 2008 (3 years 8 months)

Minor in Modern Western European Studies.

Cum Laude, with GPA 3.7.