Money Nation is a resource for people trying to find answers to questions about money. We are a personal finance site, designed to educate and spark discussions on hot-button issues. Our editors simplify complex financial concepts so that anyone can understand them.

Who Are We?

Xavier Lanier, Publisher

Based in San Francisco, Xavier has worked in the technology sector for more than a dozen years. He leads a team that covers technology and reviews at GottaBeMobile.com, a site with now 10 million visitors. He’s also the Publisher for Notebooks.com.

He earned a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from Cal Poly, SLO.

You can contact Xavier at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @xavierlanier.

Josh Smith, Editor

Based in Ohio, Josh comes to the Money Nation team after having written for AOL’s Wallet Pop for three years. He’s consulted and written for banks about the intersection of money and technology. He is also an Editor at Notebooks.com and GottaBeMobile.com.

Josh earned a MBA from Bluffton University.

You can contact Josh at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @Josh_Smith.

Tobias Samuel, Editor

Based in Ohio, Tobias spent five years working for AOL’s Bloggingstocks and a stint at DealNews.com. He has been working for or consulting for blogs for over ten years, and is also a New York Times bestselling fiction author in his spare time.

You can contact Tobias at [email protected].

Tom Gerencer, writer

Based in West Virginia, Tom is freelance writer of articles, ghostwritten books, marketing copy, training video scripts and fiction. His deeply researched money articles for Money Nation have led to him being interviewed by such places as BBC Radio and the Baltimore Sun, among others.

You can contact Tom at [email protected].

Linsey Knerl, writer

Linsey has written for AMEX Open Forum, Forbes, TIME, MSN Money and US News, Toms Guide, PC Mag, The Kitchn, PC Mag, Hobby Farms, and Grit and been a speaker at FinCon (Financial Blogger Conference) for 4 of the past 5 years and a moderator at SXSW.

You can contact Linsey at [email protected].

Eric Bisignano C.P.A, writer

Eric has over 13 years of accounting experience, spending 9 years as a federal auditor. He has a Masters in Project Management from George Washington University. He currently runs his own accounting company.

Micaela Meyers, writer

Micaela Meyers covers topics of interest to freelancers and personal finance topics related to living in New York City.

Interested in Writing for Money Nation?

We’re looking for writers who can answer people’s questions about money, whatever they may be. If you think that’s you, send us an email telling us why you think you have what it takes to be a Money Nation writer, along with a sample article and links to any other work you’ve published online.