Meet the team

How we got here

Simplifying personal finance for eleven years and counting

When his financial issues came to a head in 2006, founder Trent Hamm resolved to get out of debt for good. Trent’s journey to financial freedom inspired him to share the strategies that worked for him — and The Simple Dollar was born. Today, we serve around one million visitors per month. We’re ranked as a Top Ten Personal Finance Blog on Kiplinger and in the Technorati Top Twenty for business and finance blogs. We’ve also been featured in some of the world’s largest publications, including Inc., Forbes, Business Insider, and TIME.

Trent Hamm Trent Hamm The Founder of The Simple Dollar

The Simple Dollar began as a community for people to learn and share real-life personal finance strategies. While the team continues to grow, our mission remains the same: providing well-researched, useful content that empowers our readers to make smart financial decisions.

What we do

Financial education for all

The Simple Dollar began as a community for people to learn and share real-life personal finance strategies. While the team continues to grow, our mission remains the same: providing well-researched, useful content that empowers our readers to make smart financial decisions. In addition to the finance blog that made us famous, we now offer comprehensive guides on credit cards, investing, banking, insurance, and more.

Who we are

Meet the team behind The Simple Dollar

Samantha Cossick Samantha Cossick Senior Web Copywriter
Barry Bridges Barry Bridges Copy Editor / Writer
Michael Pearl Michael Pearl Copy Editor / Writer
Carrie Van Brunt-Wiley Carrie Van Brunt-Wiley Business Operations Associate
Katherine Riedel Katherine Riedel Customer Experience
Sam Martin Sam Martin Marketing Associate
Melissa Lower Melissa Lower Marketing Associate
Sean Beaubien Sean Beaubien Web Designer
Daniel Deloff Daniel Deloff Engineer
Connor Cink Connor Cink Engineer
Courtney Davis Courtney Davis Engineer
Jack Sharkey Jack Sharkey Front End Developer
Cooper Goeke Cooper Goeke Front End Developer
Nishtha Sharma Nishtha Sharma Front End Developer
Megan Hartsell Megan Hartsell Outreach Associate
Kelley King Kelley King Outreach Associate
David Lafferty David Lafferty Outreach Associate
Rachel Richardson Rachel Richardson Outreach Associate
Julia Dunlap Julia Dunlap Outreach Associate
Jay Struck Jay Struck Outreach Associate
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