Beth Braverman

Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer

I write about life and money.

I am an award-winning journalist and content producer, writing mostly about personal finance, parenting, and careers. Prior to going freelance, I spent seven years covering personal finance on staff, first as a senior reporter and social media editor at MONEY magazine and then as the Life + Money editor for The Fiscal Times. I have also worked as a daily newspaper reporter and as a trade magazine editor. In addition to personal finance, I have covered small business, luxury goods, government, and education.
Content Types
Website Copy, Article, Blog Post, Interview
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Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Public Communications, bachelor's, newspaper reporting
Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, master's, business journalism


How to Make Your Luggage Last

You can’t control what happens to your luggage once baggage handlers or bellhops get their hands on it. But you can take good care of it while it’s in your possession, stretching its life for years, depending on how much you travel. Read on to for some tips on how you can make your luggage last.

May 30, 2018
Blog Post
Can Healthcare Partnerships Help Meet the Needs of Base-of-Pyramid Populations?

Impact investors, however, are just turning to development impact bonds. Only 6 percent of global impact investing dollars went toward healthcare in 2017, according to that year’s Annual Impact Investor Survey conducted by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).

May 31, 2018
What Are Dental Savings Plans?

It’s easy to confuse dental savings plans (also known as dental discount plans) with dental insurance, but they’re very different. Whether insurance or a discount plan -- or some combination of the two -- is right for you will depend on how much dental work you and your family get per year and how much you’re paying out of pocket.

May 20, 2018
Who’s on Your Lung Cancer Medical Care Team?

There are three main types of lung cancer, and the type and stage of cancer you have will affect the care you need. You’ll want to really get to know each person and understand what they do, because open communication is crucial to getting the best care.

May 16, 2018
Quick take: Is damage from a flooded basement covered by home insurance?

Flood coverage depends on where the water comes from. It's a little complicated, so we talked with a Farmers® agent
Have other ideas for a Mother's Day gift?

Make her proud with one of these five amazing Mother’s Day gifts. All the items below are recommended by our testers, offer great value, and rank high in our ratings.

May 10, 2018
5 things you need to know before taking out a home equity loan

Borrowing against home equity can be a convenient way to access cash, but it also carries risk, as millions of Americans learned in the housing crisis of 2008. If you're considering it, here's what you need to know.

May 21, 2018
5 Steps to a Perfectly Packed Suitcase

Follow these steps to pack your suitcase like a pro.

May 22, 2018
“I don’t need employees. I don’t need a store, or a warehouse”: 19-year-old online entrepreneur

Eight months later, the 19-year-old is bringing in $100,000 per month selling name-brand items (think Sony and Mattel) to Amazon buyers from his home in Olympia, Wash, the retail giant’s backyard. The entrepreneur’s next million-dollar idea is to teach you how to do the same.

May 16, 2018
The Nathan Cummings Foundation’s Role as Shareholder Activist
April 24, 2018
Firearms Company Divestment: Investors Take Aim at Gun Stocks
April 12, 2018
5 Views on Firearms Divestment and Shareholder Engagement
March 1, 2018
5 ways to stretch your tax refund

While it can be tempting to splurge on a big purchase, saving some or all of the money may be a smarter move over the long term. Here are five ways that taxpayers with a household income of less than $75,000 can put that refund to good use.
A guide to help your business survive after a disaster

The days and weeks immediately following a natural disaster can feel overwhelming for any business owner. While your family and community are reeling from a flood, fire, or even an act of terrorism, you have the added pressure of figuring out how to make sure your business survives.
How to give your successor the tools to succeed

Whether you're considering selling your business, or just taking a step back to enjoy the hard-earned fruits of your labor, one of the first things you need to figure out is who will take over the leadership of your firm. When you've poured your heart into building a company, however, you can't hand the reins over to just anyone. Finding the right person and setting them up for success is key to the long-term growth of your company.
5 things you need to know about cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are frequently discussed in the media, and dinner parties. Many digital currencies experienced massive price hikes despite a bumpy ride, with several large dips along the way. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Here are answers to five common questions about cryptocurrencies:
Enhance Your Social Media Skills: 7 Ways to Use Social Media to Save Money

Social media doesn’t have to be a total time suck, though. Using social media to help you save money is a great way to make that screen time more productive. Yep, social media could have a positive impact on your money management and financial goals.

March 21, 2018
Project Sage Report Finds Over $1 Billion in Private Gender Lens Investing Funds
February 20, 2018
Healthcare Resources Get a New Tool: Development Impact Bonds
March 15, 2018
Teachers Village in Newark: A Case Study in Redevelopment

Conceived by social impact investor and developer Ron Beit, CEO of RBH Group, Teachers Village received funding via a public-private partnership that included investments from major players like Goldman Sachs and Prudential Financial as well as state and federal tax credits and a city payment in lieu of tax (PILOT) program. The $150 million project sits on five blocks that previously was mostly dilapidated buildings and parking lots near Newark’s Penn Station.

March 6, 2018
Are you planning your 2016 income tax strategy?
May 11, 2016
Amazon Prime vs. Sam's Club Plus: The Online Shopping Face-Off

Priced at $100 per household, the Plus program appears to compete directly with the $99 (or $13 per month) Amazon Prime membership. Here’s how the two plans stack up.

March 7, 2018
Blog Post
6 Ways to Plan a Honeymoon on a Budget

Still, it’s possible to learn how to plan a honeymoon on a budget so your vacation doesn’t detract from other financial commitments and priorities. These six ways to plan a honeymoon on a budget can help ensure you’re able to enjoy (and afford) your post-nuptial vacation:

March 7, 2018
Forbes Welcome
May 2, 2018
Print Is Still Big Business in Magazine Media
February 22, 2018
Stressful jobs that pay badly
January 3, 2018
The Art of the Online Discount
October 26, 2017
How Much Do Transgender Soldiers Really Cost the US Military?
July 26, 2017
The $3 Million Retirement Mistake You Could Be Making
July 21, 2017
The Paint Color That Could Boost Your Home’s Value by $5,000
June 2, 2017
Why You Could Pay More for Gas Under President Trump
May 2, 2017
Most Americans Are in Debt: Here’s How Much We Owe
April 28, 2017
Gas Prices Are Rising: Here’s How Much Filling Up Will Cost This Summer
March 28, 2017
6 Tips for Selling Your Home in This Year’s Wild Market
March 24, 2017
Are the Health Apps on Your Phone Lying to You?
March 24, 2017
Mortgage Rates Are Set to Jump. Here's How to Lock In a Low Rate Now
March 14, 2017
Here’s How to Get Your Taxes Done for Free
March 8, 2017
3 Sneaky Car Rental Fees You May Be Paying
March 7, 2017
Here’s How to Drive Home a Great Deal on a Leased Car
February 27, 2017
How the GOP’s Tax Plan Could Hurt the Value of Your Home
January 18, 2017
Grandma Has a Student Loan? Why More Older Americans Are Taking on Debt
January 6, 2017
15 Things That Will Cost Less in 2017
November 28, 2016
Here’s How to Set Boundaries When Your Kid Comes Home from College
December 1, 2016
A Third of US Adults Skip Health Care Due to Cost
November 17, 2016
Need a Lift to the Polls? These Ride-Sharing Startups Have Got You Covered
November 8, 2016
Here’s How Bad the Insurance Claims for Hurricane Matthew Could Be
October 11, 2016
Dodging Taxes? Trump’s Got Nothing on Apple, Citigroup and Nike
October 4, 2016
Airline Passenger Rage Is on the Rise
September 29, 2016
You got a "surprise" medical bill
September 29, 2016
Airlines Are Earning Record Revenues From All Those Extra Fees
September 22, 2016
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