Finance journalist


University of Virginia, Northwestern University


  • 15+ years of experience writing about personal finance, career, health and consumer trends for print and online clients.
  • Content creator for various financial services companies on topics including banking, small business, investing and benefits.
  • Currently writes about credit, retirement, college savings, insurance, estate planning, investing and other subjects.




Kate Ashford is a freelance journalist and content creator. She's a contributing writer to both Forbes and Monster, and her work has appeared in more than two dozen print and online publications, including the BBC, Family Circle, Fitness, Good Housekeeping, Health, LearnVest, LendingTree, Money, MoneyWatch, More, Parade, Parents, Prevention, Real Simple, Redbook, Self, Shape, ValuePenguin, Woman's Day, and Women's Health. She's also created content for a variety of financial clients, including AIG, Ameriprise, Citi, Humana and Prudential.

She has appeared on CNN, ABC, CBS, and local New York TV stations, as well as several radio shows. She was nominated for a Business Journalist of the Year Award in 2008.


Kate earned her bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Virginia and her master’s in journalism from Northwestern University.