So Money - Episode 279

Tara Siegel Bernard

New York Times Personal Finance Reporter

Today’s guest is currently a personal finance reporter for The New York Times.  Tara Siegel Bernard has been with the publication since 2008. Prior to that she spent time as a deputy managing editor at, a defunct personal finance website. She also served as a news editor at CNBC and spent a decade at Dow Jones, where she wrote a weekly personal finance column. She was also a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal‘s small-business and health cost columns at the start of her career. Before getting involved in writing about personal finance, Tara focused on the credit card and banking industries.

Three take-aways from our time together:

  1. Personal finance stories she loves pursuing and why.
  2. The financial story she wrote that impacted her life the most.
  3. Seeking a raise as a woman – what to say and how to say it.

If you’d like to learn more about Tara, check out her work at The New York Times or follow her on Twitter @TaraSBernard.

One of my favorite quotes from our interview: “Think hard about how you can earn more without sacrificing happiness or pushing your stress levels.” – Click to Tweet

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