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


Daniel Bagley
Daniel Bagley is a musician, writer, dog fanatic, and Certified Pyschosocial Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) from Boise, ID. As a former case worker and social worker who helped clients improve their life skills by sorting out their finances, Daniel strives to provide the type of financial advice anyone can use on a daily basis. When he’s not writing, you can find him playing music or hiking the hills with his dog.


Madison Baker
Madison Baker is a writer currently based in Boise, Idaho who is passionate about two things: her goofy Labrador mix and personal finance. She particularly enjoys writing about banking basics and ways to improve your credit score. When not contributing to Fiscal Tiger, Madison can be found listening to true crime podcasts, camping with her pooch, or perfecting her chocolate chip cookie recipe.


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.


Desmond Rhodes
Desmond is a utility man who resides in Boise, Idaho. He’s a musician, human rights advocator, and writer. When he’s not having his shoes chewed on by his newly acquired Husky, you can find him reading up on personal growth and financial literacy. Desmond believes everyone should should have the ability to succeed which is heavily influenced by making informed financial decisions.