• Author of 23 comprehensive reviews of online brokers for Barron's. Wrote one of the first reviews of online brokers for PC Magazine in 1992
  • Currently the brokerage and investing expert for Investopedia and project lead of our online broker and robo-advisor reviews. Theresa is a frequent speaker at conferences on trends in online brokerage and retail trading and investing
  • Twenty-nine years of experience writing about financial services and financial technology


Theresa W. Carey is a former contributing editor to Barron's, authoring the Electronic Investor/Digital Investor column from 1995–2018. She is a longtime contributor to numerous technology publications including PC Magazine, PC World, Computer Shopper, Windows Sources, PC Week/eWeek, and others.


Theresa received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned her master's degree in applied economics from the University of Santa Clara.

Quote from Theresa W. Carey

"My focus over the nearly three decades I have spent writing about financial technology has been helping my readers get past the flashy advertisements and dig into the nitty-gritty of what is on offer."