Derek Silva

Derek Silva

Personal finance writer

Expertise

Taxes, financial data, estate planning

Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Expertise

Derek is a writer and editor who has spent years covering taxes, estate planning, and other personal finance topics. He also loves using data to tell stories. Derek has previously worked for SmartAsset and Policygenius, with his work being covered by Yahoo Finance, MSN, Business Insider, and CNBC, among others.

A budget is a useful tool because it can show you how you spend your money and then help you align your spending with your financial priorities."

Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst, BS

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