Freelance Writer


Penn State University


  • 18+ years of experience as a freelance writer
  • Published in The New York Times, Portfolio, and Forbes
  • Specializes in personal finance, college and financial aid articles, among others


Bobbi Dempsey has been a freelance writer for more than 18 years, covering topics like personal finance, paying for college and real estate. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Portfolio, and Forbes, among others. She has written several books, including Don’t Break the Banks: A Student’s Guide to Money, Idiot’s Guide to Buying Foreclosures, and Degrees of Desperation: The Working Class Struggle to Pay for College. In her work, she has interviewed professional athletes, CEOs, and other high-profile people.


 Bobbi earned her bachelor's degree from Penn State University.