Sean Ross

  • • 5+ years of experience in writing financial content for the internet
  • • Founder of Free Lances, Ltd., a freelance hub
  • • Worked as a bankruptcy specialist, consultant, broker, and financial advisor


Sean has a background which includes working as a bankruptcy specialist, consultant, broker, financial advisor, and as a journalist. Sean is the founder and manager of Free Lances, Ltd., a hub for freelance editors, researchers, and writers.

He is a Strategic Adviser at, a firm helping real estate investors defer realized capital gains tax recognition through the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1031. Sean is responsible for processing 1031x agreements and educating the public about the use of the tax code's program. He also works to market the firm and maintain client and property databases.

Sean was formerly the editor-in-chief at Financial Poise™. Poise creates educational content which targets investors, private business owners, and legal advisors. Here, he worked with researching, writing, and editing the content. He is also a contributor to Axial Network, a hub offering business services to lower-middle market companies, Intuit–Quickbooks,, and Investopedia.

Sean has more than 600 articles available through the Investopedia site. His topics include works on insurance, retirement, investment strategy, financial analysis, international investing, private equity, and economic and monetary policy. You will see his work referenced in research and books.
Sean writes for audiences in the United States, the U.K., and Australia.


Sean earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics and International Political Economy at Regis University.

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    Financial Ratios to Analyze Investment Banks

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  2. Forex & Currencies

    What It Would Take for the U.S. Dollar to Collapse

    Quantitative easing raised concerns about the dollar's vulnerability, but a review of the dollar's strengths and weaknesses ...
  3. FA Relevant

    How Mutual Fund Companies Make Money

    Mutual fund companies charge many different kinds of fees and sales charges to generate revenue from those who invest in ...
  4. FA Relevant

    Comparing Careers: Financial Analyst vs. Research Analyst

    Differences in financial analyst and research analyst careers include salary, function and requisite education.
  5. Markets & Economy

    How does a high discount rate affect the economy?

    A high discount rate causes loans to be more expensive and encourages people to save more money. This could be considered ...
  6. Banking

    What net interest margin is typical for a bank?

    Understand what kind of net interest margin is typical for banks or other financial institutions and discover why net income ...
  7. Stocks

    Stock Picking Won’t Make You a Billionaire

    Find out why it's impossible to become a billionaire by just picking stocks, and what it really takes to land among the world's ...
  8. ETFs

    The 5 Largest Developed Market ETFs (EFA, VEA)

    Find out which developed-market ETFs manage the greatest asset base, and why major U.S. equity-only funds are not included ...
  9. Markets & Economy

    How can the problem of asymmetric information be overcome?

    Asymmetric information is inherent in most markets. Markets compensate for this by developing agency relationships to produce ...
  10. Financial Analysis

    How do you calculate costs of capital when budgeting new projects?

    Before budgeting for a new project, a company must assess the overall level of project risk relative to their normal business ...
  11. ETFs

    LABU: Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X ETF

    Learn more about the Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3x exchange-traded fund, a new triple-leveraged ETF tracking biotechnology ...
  12. FA Profession

    3 Reasons to Avoid Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities

    Learn three reasons why you should avoid investing in Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) and why you are better ...
  13. International / Global

    Here's What Will Happen if the Euro Fails

    What might happen if the European Union stopped using the euro or if the entire eurozone dissolved back into pre-EU nationalism?
  14. Forex & Currencies

    Why Interest Rates Affect Everyone

    Learn why interest rates are one of the most important economic variables and how every individual and business is affected ...
  15. People

    Top 10 Wealthiest Families in the World

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