I'm a freelance journalist who has written for BBC.com, LearnVest, Money, More, Real Simple, and Parents, among others. Before going freelance in 2007, I worked at both Money and Good Housekeeping magazines, where I covered personal finance, insurance, travel, and consumer trends. I have appeared on CNN, ABC, CBS, and local New York TV stations, as well as several radio shows. I have a bachelors from the University of Virginia and a masters in journalism from Northwestern. I also have two girls who keep me very busy. For more about me, visit kateashford.com or follow me at @kateashford.