Zina Kumok

  • • 5+ years experience as a freelance writer
  • • Two-time finalist for Best Personal Finance Contributor/Freelancer at the Plutus Awards
  • • Two-time speaker at FinCon, the premier financial media conference



Zina has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University and has worked for newspapers, magazines and wire services. She's also developed content for newsletters, brochures and annual reports. Her byline has appeared in Indianapolis Monthly, the Commercial Appeal and the Associated Press. As an expert, she's been featured in the Washington Post, Fox Business, and Time. Zina writes content regularly for major financial brands and also provide financial coaching for one-on-one clients.


Zina received her Bachelors in Journalism from Indiana University.

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"I love helping people see why financial literacy is so important. I want them to feel empowered and understand how money can change their lives for the better."

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