Arielle O'Shea

Lead Assigning Editor  |  Retirement planning, investment management, investment accounts

Arielle O’Shea leads the investing and taxes team at NerdWallet. She has covered personal finance and investing for over 15 years, and was a senior writer and spokesperson at NerdWallet before becoming an assigning editor. Previously, she was a researcher and reporter for leading personal finance journalist and author Jean Chatzky, a role that included developing financial education programs, interviewing subject matter experts and helping to produce television and radio segments. Arielle has appeared on the "Today" show, NBC News and ABC's "World News Tonight," and has been quoted in national publications including The New York Times, MarketWatch and Bloomberg News. She is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Education: B.A. in English from Shepherd University

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Retirement Plans Explained: 401(k), Roth IRA and More

Saving for retirement is great, and there are many types of retirement accounts that can help you get there. This is a high-level guide to some of the most common retirement plans out there, including an employer-sponsored (401)K, IRA and more.

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