Meet the judges
By Robin Ratcliff
Personal finance author and speaker
Laura Adams is a personal finance expert, speaker, spokesperson, host of the popular Money Girl Podcast, and an award-winning author of multiple books, including Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich. Her mission is to empower consumers to live richer lives. Laura's practical advice is frequently quoted in the national media. Learn more at LauraDAdams.com.
Harriet J. Brackey
Financial planner, investment officer
Harriet J. Brackey is a certified financial planner based in South Florida. Before joining financial services, she worked as a personal finance journalist for outlets such as Business Week, USA Today and The Miami Herald.
Lisa Gerstner is an independent journalist and contributing editor
for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. She has written extensively about
credit cards and banking and has previously appeared on NPR and the
Johnny Jet travels around 150,000 miles and visits 20 countries each year. He and his website JohnnyJet.com have been featured over 5,000 times in major publications, including USA Today, Time, Fortune and The New York Times. He has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, PBS and also hosted “Hot Spots 2012” on the Travel Channel. He now appears every Saturday on Leo Laporte’s The Tech Guy Show talking about travel and technology.
Holly Porter Johnson
Travel Writer, ClubThrifty.com
Holly Porter Johnson is an award-winning writer and credit card expert who offers advice and expertise in top publications like The Simple Dollar, Frugal Travel Guy, Lending Tree as well as her own website, ClubThrifty.com. Follow Holly on Pinterest or Twitter @ClubThrifty.
Small business expert and speaker
Barry is a nationally recognized speaker on small business. He has appeared on many TV and radio programs such as CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, MSNBC’s Your Business and NPR’s The Travis Smiley Show. He hosts his own radio show, Business Insanity Talk Radio and writes regularly for the American Express Open Forum, as well as his own website, BarryMoltz.com.
Millennial personal finance author
Stefanie O’Connell is a financial expert, Gen Y advocate, speaker and author of the book, “The Broke and Beautiful Life.” Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, SUCCESS magazine, MONEY.com, The Dr. Oz Show, Fox News and ABC World News. She also works with universities, leading financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, sharing her fresh and timely advice with their audiences.
Daniel P. Ray
Editor in chief, CreditCards.com
Daniel P. Ray is the Editor-in-Chief of CreditCards.com. He has led the site’s award-winning editorial team since 2007 and has been covering personal finance since 2001. He’s also won six “Best in Business” awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
Personal finance author, MakingSenseofCents.com
Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, MBA, is a personal finance expert at MakingSenseofCents.com, where she helps others earn more, save more and live more. She currently travels full-time with her husband and their two dogs.
Personal finance blogger, MyMoneyBlog.com
MyMoneyBlog.com since 2004. He is a father of two, DIY investor, aspiring early retiree and perpetual learner. Follow him on Twitter @mymoneyblog (https://twitter.com/mymoneyblog) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mymoneyblogcom).
Senior industry analyst, CreditCards.com
Matt Schulz is the senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com. He is a sought-after expert on credit and debt and has been quoted by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News and the “Today” show.
Credit card expert and reviewer
Toby Sembower is a credit card expert and chief card reviewer at CardRates.com and BadCredit.org. He has been writing about credit cards since 2004 and has published numerous help guides on the topic.
Staff Writer, Money Magazine
Taylor Tepper is a staff writer at Money Magazine, where he covers the markets, credit cards and the exorbitant costs of raising children. He has written for The New York Times and Tampa Bay Times. Mr. Tepper earned his master's degree in 2012 from the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism, where he won an SPJ award and the Frederic Wiegold Prize.
Published: August 22, 2016
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