Carla Fried

Carla Fried

Personal finance journalist

Expertise

Retirement planning, behavioral finance

Education

Northwestern University-Medill School of Journalism

Expertise

Carla is an expert on retirement planning and behavioral finance with over 20 years’ experience in personal finance journalism. Her work has been published in Bloomberg, CNBC, Consumer Reports, Money, The New York Times, and other journalism brands.

I am a big fan of automating my financial life. Good intentions, even for a personal finance journo, aren’t foolproof. With auto pay I have never been late with a credit card payment (that’s a big plus in the credit scoring game). And I built my emergency savings and a home down payment fund by setting up automatic monthly transfers from my checking account into separate savings accounts. Took a long time to polish off each goal, but every month I saw I was making progress. #motivation."

Education

Northwestern University-Medill School of Journalism

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