Stephanie Powers has worked in the financial services industry since 1995. She uses her experience as a financial advisor to write investment and personal finance articles that educate readers and help them make informed decisions. Her credentials include FINRA securities licenses, an MBA, and experience consulting with individuals and businesses for Edward Jones Investments and Merrill Lynch. Previous experience includes working as a business consultant for American General Insurance and IBM. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys traveling, playing golf, and genealogy research.