Rae Hartley Beck
Rae Hartley Beck received numerous commendations during her six years as a claims specialist for the Social Security Administration. She began writing about finance for her college newspaper with a column on living on limited means. Her work has appeared in Investopedia, Bankrate and other financial news outlets. A proponent of the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement, Rae went from having her family home foreclosed on in high school to becoming a homeowner at age 24.