Anisa Purbasari Horton

Anisa Purbasari Horton

Personal Finance Writer, Editor

Expertise

Budgeting, psychology of money, money and relationships, careers

Education

New York University

Expertise

Anisa is a journalist, content creator, editor, and writer—roles she pivoted to after starting her professional life as a commercial lawyer and discovered that living life in six-minute billing units was not conducive to her happiness. She writes and edits stories about all things related to the intersection of work and life—whether that’s productivity, personal finance, careers, leadership, psychology, or workplace culture. As part of her work, she has devoured many books and interviewed experts on the topics of all things money, particularly as it relates to work and psychology. She's investigated the financial consequences of women who opt out of grooming in the workplace, tracked every single dollar she spent for a week and assessed the emotions that arose with every expense, and looked at how individuals are making the FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early) more inclusive. She holds an MA in journalism from NYU. In addition to Sound Dollar, she also writes for publications like Business Insider, BBC Work Life, and Fast Company, where she was formerly the assistant editor of the Work Life vertical.

I've learned that no one is ever inherently 'bad' with money—but that people's upbringings and mental health issues shape their relationship with it. One of the best financial decisions I've ever made is to tackle those issues head on with a professional, which has in turn allowed me to see how they manifest in the way that I spend and save my money."

Education

University of Canterbury, New York University

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