Personal Finance Writer

Resides In

St. Peterburg, Florida


University of Florida


Managing Money, Insurance, Financial Planning


  • Expert in retirement planning, investing, and money management
  • Holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation
  • Has over six years of experience writing about personal finance


Robin Hartill is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with specific expertise in money management, investing, and retirement planning. She leads The Penny Hoarder's personal finance advice column, "Dear Penny" where she answers readers' everyday money questions about a variety of topics, including mortgages, retirement planning, investing, and college savings. She also lends her expertise to other publications, including Investopedia, The Balance, the Motley Fool, and the Tampa Bay Times.

Robin enjoys decoding the jargon associated with money and making complex topics easy to understand. She began writing and editing in 2014, and later became the managing editor for Observer Media Group—a multimedia company based in Sarasota, Florida. In 2016, Robin decided to dedicate herself to educating readers about personal finance. She is based in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Robin received a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida.