Greg DePersio

Greg DePersio

  • • Been a freelance writer and editor for more than three years
  • • Work appeared on many online media sites and cited frequently
  • • Specializes in writing about financial, health, and lifestyle topics


Greg has been a freelance writer and editor for more than three years. Before becoming a full-time freelance writer, Greg began a career as an account executive for FleetOne, LLC, a fuel card supplier, in 2005. His more than 13-year background also includes expertise in search engine optimized (SEO) website content and marketing materials, as well as management experience for the Nashville Athletic Club.

These experiences give Greg the knowledge base he uses as he breaks down complex topics and writes informative articles. His work appears on sites such as Intuit–QuickBooks, MSN,, and on Investopedia, where he has contributed more than 300 articles. Greg guides readers through several complex areas of finance including mortgage banking, credit, budgets, savings, taxes, retirement, and investing in forex, currencies, commodities, and equities.

You can find his writing listed as referenced work in the book Leveraging Your Financial Intelligence, the e-book 3 Tips for Finding a Job in Private Equity, as suggested reading for online courses, as well as being cited in the Hofstra Law Review. His work for Investopedia appears as reposts on, the, and


Greg earned his bachelor's degree in English from Swanee–The University of the South.

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  1. Cybersecurity

    Is It Safe to Send Money Through Facebook?

    Learn how Facebook employs strong measures to keep your information safe when sending money, but understand the potential ...
  2. Real Estate

    Why Real Estate Is Not a Good Investment Right Now

    The real estate bull market is making housing hot again. But investing in what is hot is not the way to succeed financially.
  3. High Net Worth Strategy

    Economics of Buying a Beach House: Read Before You Buy

    Owning a beach house can be a profitable investment, but also present numerous challenges.
  4. Robo-Advisor

    Buying ETFs Online Is Easy: Here's How

    Learn how and where to purchase exchange-traded funds (ETFs) online, bypassing the standard broker commission that must be ...
  5. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Is this USAA Money Market Fund Worth It? (USAXX)

    Learn about the USAA Money Market Fund and understand why it offers safety for short-term investors but leaves much to be ...
  6. Retirement Savings

    Annuities Vs. Bonds: Which One Is Better For You?

    Compare the important features of annuities and bonds, and understand which investment vehicle is the better choice based ...
  7. Budgeting & Savings

    How Much Money Do You Need to Live in Miami?

    Learn how much it costs on average to live in Miami and the challenges people face sustaining a lifestyle in Miami during ...
  8. Career / Compensation

    Accountant: Career Path & Qualifications

    Learn the different career paths a new accountant can take, and understand the educational requirements for the career, which ...
  9. Budgeting & Savings

    How Much Money Do You Need to Live in San Francisco?

    Thinking of moving to San Francisco? Here's how much it costs to live in San Francisco as a student, a professional or an ...
  10. International / Global

    Why the British Pound Is Stronger Than the U.S. Dollar

    Learn why the British pound is stronger than the U.S. dollar, despite the U.S. economy being larger than that of Britain ...
  11. Budgeting & Savings

    The 4 Best Alternatives to Craigslist

    Understand the pros and cons of Craigslist, and learn why alternative sites such as eBay Classifieds, Adoos and even Facebook ...
  12. Investing Strategy

    The Biggest Private Equity Firms in Boston

    Learn about private equity firms and the top four in Boston.
  13. Stocks

    Problems Ultra-High-Net-Worth-Individuals Face

    The financial problems of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) are different from ordinary problems.
  14. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Fico vs. Experian vs. Equifax: Their Pros and Cons

    FICO, Experian, and Equifax all provide information about a borrower's credit history, however, important differences exist ...
  15. Career / Compensation

    Career Advice: Management Consulting vs. Private Equity

    A comparison of the career paths of management consulting and private equity, using criteria such as skills needed, starting ...
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