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About Money Crashers

Welcome, Money Crasher!

We help you turn the tables on money


We believe managing your money shouldn’t be hard and anyone can achieve financial literacy.

Why we’re here

Money sucks. I’ll always be in debt. I’ll never be able to retire. Who understands things like 401(k)s or stocks? Why didn’t they teach us this stuff in school?”

If you’ve had these thoughts (or ones like them), you’re not alone. Too many people struggle through life’s biggest stages — paying for college, starting a family, buying a home, launching a business, preparing for retirement — without any meaningful personal finance education.

But in a world where you’re increasingly responsible for forging your own financial path, this kind of knowledge is more important than ever. That’s where we want to help.

Our goal at Money Crashers is to provide informative, actionable content to empower you to take control of your finances. We work hard to provide information you can trust and tips for all aspects of your financial life, whether you’re a recent college grad or a seasoned investor.

What We Offer

We’re different.

Our team consists of a wide variety of subject matter experts, finance journalists, and financial professionals, including CPAs, real estate investors, and business owners. In addition to conducting thorough research and analysis, they bring real-world perspectives from many backgrounds, enabling them to translate complex financial topics in an easy-to-understand way.

But credentials aren’t the only thing we have. We also have a passion for making financial education accessible to everyone. We’re money geeks who love learning and talking about all things money-related.

Whether we’re covering advanced investment strategies or how to create a budget for the first time, we want to present information in a way that’s easy for you to comprehend and apply to your life. We’re not here to show off how smart we are; we’re here to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to make smarter financial decisions of your own.

Who We Are

The Team

We’re a small, driven team that’s passionate about educating others on how to spend, save, and invest money. Our mission isn’t complete until we’ve helped as many people as we can to improve their financial lives.

Andrew Schrage

Andrew Schrage

CEO & Co-Founder

After graduating college, Andrew began work at a Chicago-based hedge fund. He soon realized that instead of serving the wealthy, he needed to address the void in our financial education system. He began working on Money Crashers with the mission to help kids, adults, and families get on the right financial path through freely-accessible online content. A passionate cheerleader for financial education, he has been interviewed by top TV outlets including MSNBC, CBS News, NBC News, and Fox News. He has also been featured in top publications including Forbes and US News & World Report. In his free time, he loves to play ice hockey and tennis, and he enjoys meditating as well. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brown University.

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Gyutae Park

CTO & Co-Founder

With the advent of the Information Age, Gyutae was fascinated with the Internet at a young age and built and tinkered with various websites. He started his career as a strategist at a top digital marketing agency in New York City, consulting large global companies such as Boehringer Ingelheim, SAP, and Nokia on expanding their online presences. It’s here that Gyutae grew his passion for business, finance, and technology, and how they intersect. In 2009, after seeing a lack of financial education in young people, even in himself, he started Money Crashers with the aim of helping people find the resources they need to make smart financial decisions and be good stewards of money. In his spare time, he enjoys finding deals and playing the drums. Gyutae has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.

Michael Pruser

COO
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Sean Bryant

VP, Affiliate Marketing

After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in Economics, Sean worked on the trading desk of a commodities brokerage firm and for an investment research company. It was there that he realized his true passion was for helping companies grow. Today, a big part of his job is locating new products and services, that can be used within the content, to help families and individuals reach financial success. In his free time, he enjoys traveling to different parts of the world, being on his snowboard, and spending time with his family.

Kelly Gurnett

Kelly Gurnett

Managing Editor

A former legal assistant and paralegal, Kelly embarked on a journey to escape the 9-to-5 world in 2011 and built up a writing and editing business from scratch until she was able to quit her day job to freelance full-time. She is passionate about helping others create the careers and lives of their dreams on their own terms. Kelly has served as Editor-in-Chief of Career Attraction and Assistant Editor of Brazen Careerist. She has also written extensively about personal finance, careers, freelancing, and lifestyle design for sites such as The Penny Hoarder and The Write Life and has served as a mentor to aspiring bloggers. In her free time, Kelly enjoys reading, binging podcasts, and anything dog-related. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and religious studies from Canisius College.

Brian Martucci

Brian Martucci

Finance Editor

Since joining the Money Crashers team in 2014, Brian has covered banking, credit cards, insurance, and fintech — doing his best to stay one step ahead of the fast-moving field. Before transitioning to his current career in the personal finance publishing industry, Brian spent years in the restaurant management business, where he learned vital lessons about the value of a dollar and the importance of frugality. At Money Crashers, he brings the same hustle and enthusiasm to educating consumers and entrepreneurs about everyday money matters that make all the difference. In his spare time, Brian enjoys biking around his hometown, exploring new and familiar cities on the cheap, and reading nonfiction. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Macalester College.

Heather Barnett

Heather Barnett

Editor

Heather’s love of language started at an early age, when she began participating in prose and poetry interpretation competitions before moving on to theater. She began her professional career as a freelance ad writer for a local Fox affiliate, eventually writing ad copy for radio stations and agencies. In 2004, she became the director of communications for the Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals, where she worked for almost a decade before going back to freelance writing and editing full time, adding recipe development to her repertoire. In early 2020, she joined the Money Crashers team. She enjoys busting financial myths and watching others do the same. Heather has a Bachelor of Arts in theater from Angelo State University. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, entertaining family and friends, and researching ways to save money on all those groceries, gadgets, and cookware.

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Jim Cirigliano

Editor

Jim has worked in the publishing industry for more than a decade as a magazine and book editor. As editor-in-chief at Fieldstone Publishing, he was the lead editor on National Audubon Society’s revised series of North American wildlife guides. He started a full-time freelance editorial business in 2017 and joined the Money Crashers team in 2020. He has a master’s degree in journalism and communication from The Ohio State University. His hobbies include writing science fiction, playing games both online and in person, designing board games, and working through an eclectic and never-ending reading list. He enjoys reading and learning about personal finance, investing, entrepreneurship, business, science and technology, and nature. He is also an avid and long-suffering Cleveland sports fan.

Jonathon Watterson

Jonathon Watterson

Data Analyst

With an ingrained passion for technology and finance, Jonathon gained experience in process improvement and automation in the financial services industry after graduating college. Coming from a rural background, he was well aware of the lack of financial education of those who surrounded him, including close family members. Jonathon was drawn to Money Crashers because of their core values and mission of providing easily accessible financial education. Jonathon spends most of his free time working up a sweat, whether it’s yoga, running, swimming, or just a good hike outside. He has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno and is Google Analytics IQ certified. “A formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

Carly Fauth

Carly Fauth

Head of Marketing & Outreach

Carly joined Money Crashers in July 2013 as Head of Marketing and Outreach and also serves as a personal finance writer. She has a diverse background in marketing, publicity and consumer affairs and has worn many hats working for various startups. She holds a B.A. in communication from the University of New Hampshire.

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Yoojin Lee

Social Media Manager

Yoojin graduated from NYU with a background in business and worked in the fashion industry for almost a decade before becoming a mom to Theodore and Elliotte. Instead of labeling herself as a “stay at home mom,” she utilizes her education, experience, and skill sets to pave a new road for herself. Currently, Yoojin works behind the scenes for Money Crashers and is a licensed real estate agent helping friends and family find their dream home. Having children may have forced one chapter to close, but the next one has proven to be better than the last.

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