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Sandra MacGregor

Sandra MacGregor has been writing about personal finance, investing and credit cards for over a decade. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications like the New York Times, the UK Telegraph, the Washington Post, and the Toronto Star. She spends her free time travelling, and has lived around the globe, including in Paris, South Korea and Cape Town. You can follow her on Twitter at @MacgregorWrites.


Barry Choi

Barry Choi is a personal finance and travel expert who makes frequent media appearances. His website is one of Canada’s most trusted sites when it comes to all things related to money and travel. Completely self-taught, Barry’s goal is to educate Canadians about everything they need to know to make smarter financial decisions. He’ll explain all the things they didn’t teach you in school in plain English. You can reach him on Twitter: @barrychoi.


Hannah Logan

Hannah Logan is a freelance finance and travel writer from Ottawa. Her love for all things travel led her to an interest in personal finance so she could create a lifestyle that would allow her to explore the world. She currently lives and works as a digital nomad and has been to 60+ countries. You can keep up with her adventures on her personal blog, or on Instagram @hannahlogan21.


Photo credit: Agnes Wywrot at Northern Wildflower Photography

Aaron Broverman

Aaron Broverman has been a personal finance journalist for over a decade. His work has appeared on such outlets as Yahoo Finance Canada, Bankrate and, Money Under 30, Wealth Rocket, and This former Toronto transplant via Vancouver now lives in Waterloo with his wife and son. When he’s not writing about your money and how to use it, you’ll find his nose in a comic book relating to the work life balance of Spider-Man and the clumsy brute strength of The Hulk.



Heather van der Hoop

Heather van der Hoop (she/her) is an editor focused on helping people communicate their ideas clearly and compellingly. With over a decade of experience, she edits nonfiction publications ranging from research grants and journal articles to white papers and blog posts. Her clients work in fields as diverse as personal finance, microbiology, community health, marine mammalogy, geoscience, outdoor recreation, biological engineering, and cognitive psychology. She has a background in psychology and neuroscience, and is fluent in AP, APA, CMOS, CSE, and SEO. Based in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, she lives, works, and plays on the homelands of the Ktunaxa people.



Tamar Satov

Tamar Satov is an award-winning writer and editor specializing in the areas of personal finance, parenting and workplace issues. Her work has appeared in MoneySense, Canadian Living, BNN Bloomberg, Today’s Parent, Young & Thrifty, Walmart Live Better, Inspired Investor and many other consumer magazines and websites. She is the former Managing Editor of CPA Magazine, for Canada’s Chartered Professional Accountants, and contributes to other publications for finance professionals including FORUM, for Canada’s financial advisors.

Content Managers


Amanda Derengowski

Lead Assigning Editor, International Expansion

Amanda joined NerdWallet as an assistant assigning editor and worked on several personal finance verticals before being tapped to lead our international expansion content efforts. She previously was a content and communications leader in the real estate industry. Before that, she was a copy editor for the Contra Costa Times.


Beth Buczynski

Assigning Editor, International Expansion

Beth has been an assigning editor on NerdWallet’s US mortgages vertical and joins the International Expansion team in the same role. Her work has been featured by The Associated Press, The Washington Post, USA Today and Money magazine, among others. She previously was a contributing editor at several sustainable living websites, and was an SEO content specialist for small and midsize businesses.


Athena Cocoves

Content Management Specialist, International Expansion

Athena joined NerdWallet’s International Expansion team in September 2020 and has focused her efforts on content strategy and planning in the United Kingdom and Canada. Before that, she edited arts and entertainment magazines.