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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  1. Forex & Currencies

    Why Interest Rates Affect Everyone

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  2. People

    Top 10 Wealthiest Families in the World

    Find out how much money it takes to land on the list of the 10 wealthiest families in the world, and why nobody is really ...
  3. FA Profession

    Talk About Financial Constraints to Your Clients

    Learn how to discuss financial constraints with clients, including time horizon, tax and regulatory constraints, as well ...
  4. FA Relevant

    Analyzing Mutual Funds: Lipper Rating Vs. Morningstar

    Read a comparison between the Morningstar and Lipper mutual fund rating systems and why it's important for investors to understand ...
  5. FA Relevant

    4 Countries That Produce the Most Food

    Learn about the world's four largest food producers - China, India, the United States and Brazil - and what sets them apart ...
  6. Health Insurance

    Behind the Law of Large Numbers in the Insurance Industry

    This principle is used by insurance companies to cope with risk, but the theory does not always live up to reality.
  7. Mutual Funds

    Top 3 Materials Equity Mutual Funds

    Equity funds in the basic materials sector focus on companies involved in the processing, harvesting or manufacturing of ...
  8. ETFs

    BND vs. AGG: Comparing Bond ETFs

    Bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) combine the relative stability and portfolio diversification of bond mutual funds with ...
  9. Stocks

    The 5 Biggest Chinese Software Companies (CHL, TCEHY)

    Read about the five largest and most influential software companies in China, including a new up and coming superstar.
  10. Virtual Currency

    5 of the World's Top Bitcoin Millionaires

    Bitcoin, unlike traditional careers, has created millionaires from all walks of life, from serial entrepreneurs to former ...
  11. Stocks

    The Economics of an iPhone (AAPL)

    Explore the economics of the iPhone 8 and why Apple's leading handheld device is one of the most influential products in ...
  12. Career / Compensation

    Controller: Career Path and Qualifications

    Find out what it takes to become a financial controller, starting with undergraduate educational requirements and moving ...
  13. Investing Strategy

    Why do utility stocks pay high dividends?

    Learn why utility stocks pay high dividends and how government-produced monopoly protects privileged utility companies from ...
  14. Financial Analysis

    How is cash flow affected by the average collection period?

    See how reducing a company's average collection period can help cash flow, and learn why collections practices are so important ...
  15. Investing

    What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the banking sector?

    Find out which economic indicators are most useful for investors in the banking sector, especially those influenced by central ...