Martha V. Shelton

Martha V. Shelton

Martha Shelton graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in finance and economics. She spent her time traveling before working on Wall Street in sell-side research. Shelton currently resides in New York; she is a CFA charterholder and holds Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 licenses.

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  1. Professionals

    How To Transition Into A Finance Career

    If you are pondering a midlife career change that involves a transition into finance, then here are a few tips that will help.
  2. Professionals

    A Day In The Life Of A Financial Analyst

    Generally speaking, a day in the life of a junior or senior analyst can be very labor intensive.
  3. Economics

    Do The Political Opinions Of Celebrities Matter?

    Celebrities have run the gamut when it comes to adopting political positions. Find out if they make a difference.
  4. Personal Finance

    Countries With The Largest Shadow Markets

    These nations have the largest informal economies relative to their respective GDPs.
  5. Investing Basics

    Useful Balance Sheet Metrics

    These metrics can help you better understand the information found on balance sheets.
  6. Retirement

    How Much 20-Somethings Should Save For Retirement

    Here is an outline of how you should save for retirement when you are in your 20s.
  7. Personal Finance

    The Psychology Of Poverty

    Though there are many factors that influence consumers' spending habits, household income is one of the most influential factors.
  8. Personal Finance

    Evaluating A Statement Of Cash Flows

    The metrics for the Statement of Cash Flows is best viewed over time.
  9. Personal Finance

    The True Cost Of Poverty

    Nearly 47% of Americans live at or below the poverty line. Despite safety nets, lower-income people still face challenges.
  10. Budgeting

    How Cell Phones Have Changed Your Budget

    The cost of owning a cell phone wasn't a factor for people less than two decades ago. Today, there seems to be no end to the additional charges that come from owning a smartphone.
  11. Personal Finance

    10 Best Smartphone Apps For Seniors

    Whether it's for health, news or personal finance, these apps can be useful for seniors. Best of all, they are free.
  12. Personal Finance

    6 Pricey iPhone Apps

    Do you think all apps are 99 cents? If you do, think again. These apps will cost you $1,000 each.
  13. Credit & Loans

    Best Credit Card Features For Students

    Students should look for credit cards that charge no annual fees, have a low introductory interest rate and offer rewards or money.
  14. Credit & Loans

    Sizing Up Debt

    Ever wonder if the different types of debt are good or bad? Read on and we'll tell you.
  15. Budgeting

    Student Loans Now Exceed $1 Trillion

    Certain life milestones are put on hold for graduates.
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