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Romana King

Romana King – Senior Editor, Personal Finance

Romana King is the Canada Senior Finance Editor at Finder. She is an award-winning personal finance writer and real estate expert who has spent almost two decades helping Canadians make smarter money management decisions. Her first book, House Poor No More: 9 Steps That Grow the Value of Your Home and Net Worth, launched in November 2021 and continues to be an Amazon bestseller.

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Emma Balmforth

Emma Balmforth – Producer, Personal Finance

Emma Balmforth is a producer at Finder. She is passionate about helping people make financial decisions that will benefit them now and in the future. She has written for a variety of publications including World Nomads, Trek Effect and Uncharted. Emma has a degree in Business and Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She enjoys backpacking, reading and taking long hikes and road trips with her adventurous dog.

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Jaclyn Hurst

Jaclyn Hurst – Associate Publisher, Investments

Jaclyn Hurst is an associate publisher at Finder. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Redeemer University and a University Certificate in Management Foundations from Athabasca University. She’s as passionate about business and finance as she is about the great Canadian outdoors, organic Sumatra coffee and music.

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Leanne Escobal

Leanne Escobal – Publisher, Lending

Leanne Escobal is a publisher for Finder. She has over 8 years of experience working in financial services as a marketer. Leanne has completed the Canadian securities course (CSC) by the Canadian Securities Institute and is currently taking its personal lending and mortgages course. She has an honours specialization in English literature and a minor in creative writing from Western University (formerly University of Western Ontario).

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Stacie Hurst

Stacie Hurst – Associate Editor, Personal Finance & Streaming

Stacie Hurst is an editor at Finder, specializing in a wide range of topics including stock trading, money transfers, loans, banking products, online shopping and streaming. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Writing, and she completed one year of law school in the United States before deciding to pursue a career in the publishing industry. When not working, Stacie can usually be found watching K-dramas or playing games with her friends and family.

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Chelsey Hurst

Chelsey Hurst – Associate Editor, Personal Finance & Shopping

Chelsey Hurst is an associate editor at Finder. She loves empowering people to avoid financial pitfalls and make better decisions with their money. Chelsey has a Bachelor of Science from Redeemer University, a Master of Science from McMaster University, and has won multiple awards for research communication. In her spare time, Chelsey enjoys cooking and taking long walks in nature.

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Grant Surridge

Grant Surridge – Editor, Personal Finance

Grant Surridge is an editor at Finder, specializing in finance. He’s worked in journalism and communications for over a decade, his previous roles including business reporter at the National Post and online editor at Reuters. Grant has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba and a Journalism degree from the University of King’s College. Grant is a long-suffering fan of his beloved hometown Winnipeg Jets.

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Tim Falk

Tim Falk – Writer, Personal Finance

Tim Falk is a freelance writer for Finder, writing across a diverse range of topics. Over the course of his 15-year writing career, Tim has reported on everything from travel and personal finance to pets and TV soap operas. When he’s not staring at his computer, you can usually find him exploring the great outdoors.

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