Staff Writers

Meet our writers! Every writer below publishes multiple times each month, usually around topics specific to their expertise. Read more about them below, and follow the links to articles they’ve written around the subjects they write about most.


Nick Cesare
Nick Cesare is a Boise, Idaho native who loves rock climbing in the Idaho mountains and cooking healthy meals. When it comes to finances, Nick is particularly interested in how to afford healthcare while on a budget. The rising cost of care and stagnant wages have put people from many different walks of life into difficult situations, so Nick is committed to finding ways forward for people planning and paying for expensive medical treatments.


Cole Mayer
A former newspaper journalist, Cole spends his free time reading, writing, playing video games, watching movies, and learning about every subject under the sun. Ask him anything about credit cards, making major purchases like houses and cars, or keeping your personal information secure. He lives with his wife and daughter in Idaho. Follow Cole on Twitter: @ColeMayer42


Katie McBeth
Katie McBeth is a researcher and writer out of Boise, Idaho, who writes about small business management, personal financial advice, matching your career with your personality, and human resource topics. Her favorite subjects of study are social accountability and millennials, and she has been featured on Fortune Magazine and the Quiet Revolution. You can follow her writing adventures on Twitter: @ktmcbeth


Ben Allen
Ben Allen is a financial wizard ready to share his bounty of knowledge with the world. He specializes in how to save money, understanding the world of credit, and getting through the rough patches in life. Ever wanted to know how to plan a funeral on a shoestring budget, or how to avoid the holiday season debt? He’s written about all of that, and more!


Tylene Welch
Tylene is a self-taught personal finance hacker with zero debt. She is frugal and likes to keep things simple when it comes to money; she believes everyone should be able to “live debt-free and eat your avocado toast, too!” She enjoys sharing her fiscal adventures and teaching others how to manage their careers, savings, debts, and financial dreams.


Dayton Uttinger
Dayton is a writer out of Boise, Idaho, and an expert on credit repair and car loans. She used to share her knowledge at parties, but hasn’t received an invitation in quite some time. Luckily, she can still help people raise their credit scores and negotiate their car loans through informative online articles.


Chelsy Meyer
Chelsy Meyer graduated with her journalism degree from the University of Montana in 2012. As a financial writer for Fiscal Tiger, she specializes in military finance information. She feels a special responsibility in helping those experiencing financial difficulties due to treatment for mental health and addiction, divorce, or aging.