Jacob Wade is a nationally recognized personal finance writer with 9 years of experience. He has written professionally for The Balance, Investor Junkie, LendingTree, Hedge With Crypto, Investopedia, Money Under 30 and other widely followed sites. He has also been a featured expert on CBS News, MSN Money, Forbes, Nasdaq, Yahoo! Finance, Go Banking Rates and AOL Finance. His background includes five years as an Enrolled Agent at an accredited CPA firm, where he prepared tax returns for individuals and small businesses.