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Javier Simon

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

50 articles written by this author

What is a SEP IRA and how does it work?

What you need to know about SEP IRAs and how these retirement accounts work.

Javier Simon 13 March 2024
What is a SEP IRA and how does it work?

What is a SIMPLE IRA and how does it work?

SIMPLE IRAs can help small-business owners and their employees save for retirement with tax benefits.

Javier Simon 11 March 2024
What is a SIMPLE IRA and how does it work?

What is brokerage cash and how can I use it?

Find out more about this component of your brokerage account and how you can use this cash.

Javier Simon 27 February 2024
What is brokerage cash and how can I use it?

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 advisor

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

Javier Simon 16 February 2024
How to choose a financial advisor

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 advisor?

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

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