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Javier Simon , Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF)

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Javier Simon is a freelance finance writer at Finder and a certified educator in personal finance (CEPF).

He’s featured on NerdWallet, Bankrate, Yahoo Finance and Fox Business, where he’s shared his expertise on personal finance topics, such as investing, retirement planning, taxes, budgeting and savings.

He has also covered breaking news, such as student loan forgiveness initiatives, the housing market and inflation’s impact on consumers’ wallets.

His passion is turning complex financial concepts into actionable content that can help people improve their financial lives.

Javier holds a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Multimedia Journalism | SUNY Plattsburgh

Latest articles by Javier Simon

47 articles written by this author

How to open a Roth IRA

Here’s what you need to know about opening a Roth IRA in 2024.

Javier Simon 23 February 2024
How to open a Roth IRA

How to choose a financial adviser

A step-by-step guide on how to choose a financial adviser.

Javier Simon 16 February 2024
How to choose a financial adviser

What is a sole proprietorship?

Run your own business and keep all the profits through a sole proprietorship.

Javier Simon 16 February 2024
What is a sole proprietorship?

What is an LLC?

An LLC can provide certain tax benefits and liability protection to its members.

Javier Simon 15 February 2024
What is an LLC?

How to do payroll

Processing payroll can be done on your own or with the support of software or accounting professionals. See a step-by-step guide here.

Javier Simon 15 February 2024
How to do payroll

How to hire an employee

Learn how to hire employees for your business in 13 steps, from writing the job description to finalizing your new hire.

Javier Simon 14 February 2024
How to hire an employee

Do I need a financial adviser?

Find out when you may need a financial adviser and how to find the right one for your situation.

Javier Simon 8 February 2024
Do I need a financial adviser?

How much does a financial adviser cost?

Financial adviser costs can vary depending on fee structure and services provided.

Javier Simon 8 February 2024
How much does a financial adviser cost?

Financial adviser vs. financial planner

Financial planner or financial adviser? Learn the similarities and differences to see which is right for you.

Javier Simon 31 January 2024
Financial adviser vs. financial planner

What are alternative investments?

Alternative assets like real estate, commodities and cryptocurrency can help you diversify your portfolio.

Javier Simon 17 January 2024
What are alternative investments?
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