University of California, Berkeley, University of Santa Clara


Trading, investing, brokers


  • 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.
  • A frequent speaker at conferences on trends in online brokerage and retail trading and investing.
  • Thirty years of experience writing about financial services, financial technology, retail trading platforms.


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."